Foothills Humane Society awarded ASPCA grant

Published 9:24 am Monday, April 29, 2013

Volunteers Joe and Bonnie Elkridge transporting animals for spay-neuter procedures.

Volunteers Joe and Bonnie Elkridge transporting animals for spay-neuter procedures.

Grant awarded in recognition of National Volunteer Appreciation Week

Foothills Humane Society announced that the organization has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the ASPCA ® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals ®) in recognition of National Volunteer Appreciation Week, which began April 21. The funds will be used towards the purchase of a new van that will be utilized for numerous organizational efforts.

“Foothills Humane Society is so very thankful to the ASPCA for this generous grant award. Not only does it provide national recognition to Foothills Humane Society and our innovative volunteer programs, but it serves as a direct ‘thank you’ to our dedicated troop of volunteers.” said Selena Coffey, Executive Director of Foothills Humane Society. “For more than a year, we have been searching for a way to purchase a large cargo van for our volunteers to use in transporting animals for spay/neuter surgeries and in retrieving large quantities of donated dog food for our Keep ‘Em Home program.  Although this will not pay the full cost of the van, it will certainly help us move in that direction!”

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“Volunteers play a vital role in the success of all types of charitable organizations, and the ASPCA applauds the thousands of volunteers who selflessly commit time and compassion to animals at their local shelter, rescue, sanctuary or other agency dedicated to the welfare of animals,” said Michael Barrett, vice president of grants management at the ASPCA. “Foothills Humane Society demonstrated an immense pride in their volunteers, and the difference they make on behalf of the animals. Their programs are original, and we hope that this grant will allow them to continue utilizing their volunteers to enrich and save the lives of the animals in their care.”