Man bikes across America to raise money for no-kill shelters

South Bend, Ind. A man is biking across the country to raise money for no-kill animal shelters. His name is Armen Abalian.

He is riding his bike in each of the 48 continental states. The idea is to raise awareness and money to a no-kill approach to homeless pets. So far he's already been to 17 states.

In Indiana Abalian chose to ride his bike for the no-kill shelter, Pet Refuge in South Bend.

“This whole campaign is about no kill shelters because they are the ones who I believe are helping change the system where they are saving the lives of these pets from the kill shelters, rescuing them, giving them a second chance at life, so I'm supporting them,” says Armen Abalian who is biking for animals.

Monday night Abalian received a warm welcome from Pet Refuge with a cook-out, tour of the new shelter and some gifts.

He plans to ride for three months and hopes to raise more than $100,000 for a no-kill America.

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WNDU - Channel 16 54516 State Road 933 South Bend, IN 46637 Front Desk: 574-284-3000 Newsroom: 574-284-3016 Email:
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 228846721 -