FHS receives gifts from local residents’ estates

Published 5:41 pm Friday, October 21, 2011

Foothills Humane Society (FHS) announces receipt of three gifts from local residents through the Polk County Community Foundation (PCCF). The endowments will benefit FHS’ shelter operations.
The first gift, named the Jane Dusenbury Culberson Fund after the late donor, is a distribution from an endowment established in PCCF through her estate. It will benefit FHS in perpetuity.
The second gift is also a distribution through the PCCF. It is from the Elizabeth and Robert Bailey Charitable Fund, established by the donor during her lifetime and designating FHS as one of several charitable beneficiaries annually.
The third gift, also from a designated fund held by the PCCF, was established by the late General and Mrs. Evans. The Dixie and Harry Evans Charitable Endowment Fund provides an annual distribution to FHS.
“We are very grateful that these donors had the foresight to continue their support of the Humane Society through their estate plans,” said Ruth Kellick-Grubbs, president of the board of directors. “Their generosity allows us to continue saving the animals and benefiting the residents of the communities we serve.”
FHS, established in 1957, is this area’s only open admission animal shelter. As an adoption-guarantee program, FHS took in more than 1,500 animals in 2010, with a live release rate of 98.7 percent.
FHS also works to prevent animal abuse and educate the public about responsible pet ownership.
For further information regarding FHS, contact the shelter at 828-863-4444.
– article submitted
by Gerda Hook

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