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ASPCA awards grant to aid flood victims

In Uncategorized on June 20, 2008 at 6:41 pm

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) has awarded a $12,000 grant to the Morgan County Animal Shelter in Martinsville, IN, due to recent flooding of the area.

The grant will aid more than 250 displaced animals in the area (those without families). It will also support the families who fled with their pets, providing food and medical aid.

ASPCA’s Disaster Readiness Manager Tiffany Mahaffey says “In addition to helping animals whose owners have been displaced…the ASPCA grant will help the Morgan County Animal Shelter continue to supply pet food to local Red Cross and FEMA shelters for those people who evacuated and were able to take their animals with them.”

The Morgan County Animal Shelter has transferred all of its adoptable pets to other parts of the country in order to aid the displaced, and injured, animals at home.

Morgan County received devastating amounts of rainfall earlier this month culminating in President Bush’s decision to claim it a disaster area.

The ASPCA is currently working on supplying grants to other parts of the country that have been devastated by storms.

Please visit ASPCA.org/disaster for more information about ASPCA’s disaster readiness programs.
—Kevin Greenhill

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