Car Wash Helps Animals

WAPAKONETA —  Dogs donned bikinis and swimming trunks as part of the second-ever Humane Society of Auglaize County car wash Saturday afternoon.

The event, which was held at Greve Sales and Service in Wapakoneta, gave motorists a chance to stop by and get their vehicles washed for a free-will donation.  Proceeds from the car wash helped cover operating expenses at the no-kill shelter.

“All profits will help the shelter animals,” said Sonya Osting, an organizer of the event. “We did our first one last year and it turned out very well. So we decided to hold one again and we will probable have another one in August.”

Osting said she got the idea from a group of Girl Scouts who had a car wash. Osting decided to put a twist on the typical car wash and feature one with animals in bikinis.

“Everyone said, ‘You aren’t going to get me in a bikini,’” Osting said. “And I said, ‘No, we are going to put the dogs in the bikinis.’ We thought it would be a fun idea and it turned out well. It’s a lot of fun, we got a lot of volunteers involved and it’s good for the shelter.”