Newlyweds ask for food, supply donations for humane society instead of gifts

Newlyweds ask for food, supply donations for humane society instead of gifts

WOOSTER, Ohio — One couple wanted to make sure their wedding day left a mark in a good way.

Instead of gifts, Jonathan Wickham, and his new wife Jeananne Wickham, asked their friends and family members to help support the Wayne County Humane Society in Ohio, WOIO reported.

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In all, the Wickhams' guests donated more than 1,200 cans of wet pet food, 750 pounds of dry pet food, cleaning supplies and cash donations of more than $2,000 for the shelter's medical fund. It was all donated this weekend, The Daily Record in Wooster reported.

Humane society officials posted the haul to the group's Facebook page.

We received a tremendous gift on Saturday from Jonathan and Jeananne Wickham! This wonderful couple got married a few...

Posted by Wayne County Humane Society on Sunday, October 13, 2019

But how did the newlyweds, who have six rescue cats, come up with the idea?

"We'd been together for seven years and we didn't have a need for traditional gifts like the mixers and the toasters. We're really big into animal welfare and rescue so we wanted to take an opportunity to give back to this shelter specifically because I grew up in Wooster," Jonathan Wickham told the newspaper.

The donations even had something for the staff, coffee to help give the workers and volunteers an extra boost while caring for the animals, the Daily Record reported.