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CNB Employees Donate $700 to Refurbished Pets of Southern Michigan

April 11, 2018 | Return to News & Updates

Each quarter, County National Bank hosts a Jeans for Charity Day. Employees donate money toward a local charity and in return dress more casual while making an impact. This quarter, employees donated to Refurbished Pets of Southern Michigan (RPSM). 

Pictured (left to right): Joyce Repasy – 2nd VP – Loan Administration, Wendy Knox – HR Manager, Craig Connor – President & CEO

For over a decade, the organization has worked with pets and prisoners to affect others positively. Rather than being sent to a shelter, abandoned, surrendered and homeless animals enter into a ‘Companion Program.’ The program allows inmates to train the dogs, with the goal of both being able to re-enter society as productive members. 

Joyce Repasy, 2nd Vice President – Loan Administration, suggested the organization and has close ties to the program. In 2015, she adopted Chance, who graduated and received his ‘Canine Good Citizen Certificate.’ “RPSM is a fabulous organization, as the program is such a success story on so many levels.  Prison personnel have stated having the dogs inside and working with Refurbished Pets has made a positive impact on the prison environment, the inmates and the guards.”, said Joyce. She added, “The inmate must meet special criteria to be a handler for the dog. There are two handlers per dog, working with the dog for a ten-week training period. Upon graduation, another group of dogs is brought in. It is an excellent program for all participants.”

County National Bank is deeply committed to our community and is proud our employees share the same values. To learn more about Refurbished Pets of Southern Michigan click here