Donates birthday party gifts to Angels for Animals

Diane Less, left, founder of Angels for Animals, was on hand when Joseph and Marie Smaltz of Berlin Center made a special donation. While recently planning a surprise 50th birthday party for her husband, Marie decided she wanted to do something different. Knowing that Joe was a dog lover she encouraged party guests to bring donations and dog toys instead of gift cards and the like. Collected was $370 along with a bunch of donated dog treats and toys. The money and items were given to Angels for Animals. (Salem News photo by Gary Leininger)