FHS wins $30,000 grant
The Foothills Humane Society (FHS) has been awarded a $30,000 grant from the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty of Animals®) as part of its national ASPCA Relief and Recovery Initiative.
The program includes the provision of a minimum of $2 million in critical funding for animal welfare organizations whose programs, operations, or fundraising capabilities have been severely impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. The grant will help FHS fund essential lifesaving services such as basic operations, spay/neuter programs, adoption and fostering programs, and veterinary care - all programs proving to be crucial animal welfare services during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Operations haven’t stopped for us because of COVID-19,” said Bill Coleman, FHS Executive Director. “This funding has allowed us to reinstate our stray cat assistance program, which provides free spay/neuter surgeries to unowned cats in our community. We are also putting this funding towards medical expenses and maintaining operations.”
In addition to the unprecedented challenges the COVID-19 pandemic has created for people, it is also putting animals at risk by straining essential owner and shelter resources,” said ASPCA President and CEO Matt Bershadker. “Considering the vital role pets play in our lives – especially in times of crisis and stress – it’s extremely important to safeguard their welfare as much as we can. We are grateful to the animal welfare community for stepping up, thinking creatively and courageously, and forging new paths to meet this need.”