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ASPCA Awards $5,000 to Kent County SPCA of Camden, Delaware

May 3, 2010

NEW YORK—The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today announced a grant of $5,000 to be awarded to the Kent County SPCA of Camden, Del., in connection with their participation in Subaru of America Inc.’s “Share the Love Event” with Dover Volkswagen Subaru in Dover, Del.

“We are thrilled to recognize Kent County SPCA for their work on behalf of the community’s homeless pets,” said Elysia Howard, Vice President of Marketing & Licensing for the ASPCA. “The support of organizations across the country has shown us how truly dedicated Americans are to supporting the vital work of our nation’s animal shelters.”

This year, the ASPCA conducted a contest, in conjunction with the “Share the Love Event,” to find the most compelling events and activities created by local animal welfare agencies and Subaru dealerships. Five winners were selected for their inspired entries, dedicated to promoting animal shelters as the best places to adopt, while finding loving homes for their adoptable pets.

The winners who received the $5,000 donation included: Delaware Humane Association for their event at Delaware Subaru in Wilmington, Del., the Humane Society of Bay County for their event at Buzz Leonard Subaru in Panama City, Fla., Coastal Humane Society for their event at Evergreen Subaru in Auburn, Maine, and Oklahoma Alliance for Animals for their event at Ferguson Subaru in Tulsa, Okla.

“The Kent County SPCA is grateful to Subaru and Dover VW-Subaru for partnering with us to help shelter animals and we were thrilled to hear that we received a $5,000 grant from the ASPCA,” said Dr. Lynn Lofthouse, Board Member of the Kent County SPCA. “The donations we received were amazing, and so many animals found homes that day. Kent County residents can be proud of their efforts in support of the SPCA and the difference they make for animals.”

During the “Share the Love Event”, the ASPCA helped match Subaru dealers with local animal welfare agencies around the country, which resulted in more than 350 adoptions and raised $28,000 for local agencies.