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Along with our partner Country Bank, our goal is to get Toto's book out into the hands of children in the communities affected by the 2011 Tornado. Country Bank will donate a copy of Toto the Tornado Kitten to local schools and libraries.

Toto's Partners

Animal Rescue League of Boston

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Within hours of the Tornado,  rescue specialists from the Boston Animal Rescue League were on scene in Brimfield helping out a number of large animals who had been injured or escaped. Fortunately for Toto, they were also there to help out animals of all sizes. Without their help, experience, and equipment, Toto wouldn't be with us today.

The League is the only animal welfare agency in Massachusetts that has an entire department dedicated to field animal rescue services. Its members respond to a range of emergencies that include injured wildlife and stray pets, fires, as well as pets trapped in trees, on ice or in other difficult and inaccessible places.

Their Rescue Specialists also assist the League’s law enforcement division in responding to cases of animal abuse. In addition, they’ve partnered with other animal welfare groups to assist with rescues in the aftermath of major natural disasters, including Hurricane Katrina and the Haitian earthquake.

We are pleased that 100% of the proceeds from the book will be going to the Rescue Services team so they can continue to help out animals in need!!



Countrybank.com >>

A small local bank with a big heart is the best way to describe Country Bank. With offices in many of the towns affected by the summer tornados, Country Bank has been instrumental in supporting local homeowners and businesses in the wake of the storm. But the idea of giving back to the community goes back well before the tornado. For many years now, Country Bank has been giving back to the communities it serves to make sure that they are great places to live, work, and raise a family. Each year the bank donates hundreds of thousands of dollars in community grants, as well as allowing its employees time to volunteer in local pursuits.  In fact the very day of the Tornado Country Bank  made a significant donation to the purchase of a new ambulance in Brimfield - an ambulance which within hours of being put into service responded and saved lives in the wake of the disaster!

We are grateful to Country Bank and their community relations department for their generous underwriting of the Toto book project. Thanks Country Bank!!!

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