Tractors Pull for Pets to be Adopted

Photography by Gary Gromer, Volunteer Photographer

Prescott resident Ryan Stringham is at it again. The volunteer pet event coordinator for Tractor Supply Co. is joining forces with other pet lovers in planning The Tractor Pull and Their Adoptable Friends event for 2022.

He’s well known in these parts for his unending devotion to animals and their welfare.

Besides the tractor-pull competition, his latest effort will feature a mixture of rescue animals and their special rescue sponsors along with local businesses and nonprofits to educate the community and raise funds for the continued support of animals in need.

Rescues bring horses, goats, chickens and, of course, cats and dogs to meet the public and get a chance at adoption. Information on pet fostering, adopting, care and feeding will be available.

As Stringham says, “The shelter staff as well as organizers and supporters of events like these are the true animal heroes in our communities. They put in untold hours loving and caring for these animals in the hope that they’ll get to find the perfect forever home for each and every one.”

Stringham is a long-time volunteer for Circle L Ranch Animal Rescue and Sanctuary in Prescott Valley, gathers scraps from Natural Grocers to feed rescue animals and continually seeks out donations to help shelters.

Major sponsors of the 2022 event include Prescott Auto Body and Prescott Tire Pros.

The Brentwood, Tennessee-based Tractor Supply Co. focuses on various charity events including its annual Rescue for Rescue social media contest. Partnering with Canidae Premium Pet Food, the contest raised $200,000 in November for various rescue groups throughout the country.

During a Prescott event in 2018 when 4X4s were highlighted on behalf of the animals, Stringham said: “Our goal as Tractor Supply is to help the 2-legged community and 4-legged community come together to help each other out.”

For more information on The Tractor Pull and Their Adoptable Friends event and how to participate, reach Stringham at rdstringham85@yahoo.com.