Jonathan Loftis (right), president of the North Carolina Association of Veterinary Technicians, presents a $500 donation check from that organization to Carolina Animal Rescue & Adoption treasurer Laurie Trusdell, Nov. 18 at CARA, in Sanford. Loftis, of Cameron, is a Veterinary Medical Technology instructor and the Animal Facility manager at Central Carolina Community College’s Lee County Campus. CARA will use the money to care for the animals at its shelter and prepare them for adoption. For more information about CCCC’s VMT program, visit the college’s web site, www.cccc.edu , or call (919) 718-7234. For more information about CARA, visit its web site, firstname.lastname@example.org or call (919) 774-9433.