In the wake of the devastating storm that demolished much of the community of Joplin, the ASPCA has awarded a $100,000 grant to the Joplin Humane Society to support its disaster relief and recovery efforts. The grant was presented in memory of Joplin Humane Society Executive Director Karen Aquino’s step-daughter, Rachel Markham, who perished in the disaster.
“Our thoughts are with Karen and all the people of Joplin who lost loved ones to this tragedy,” says Joplin native Tim Rickey, ASPCA Senior Director of Field Investigations and Response. “The Joplin Humane Society is doing amazing work helping animals affected by the disaster, and we wanted to further support the organization with this grant.
ASPCA on the Ground in Joplin On May 23, the ASPCA deployed to Missouri to lead emergency sheltering efforts of animals displaced by the tornado. Working closely with the Joplin Humane Society, nearly 850 animals have since been rescued—with more than 200 beloved pets being reunited with their families.
“My husband and I are humbled and touched by this gesture,” adds Aquino. “We are grateful to work with the ASPCA in our efforts to reunite pets with their families and help make them whole again.”
Please help us continue to support the animal victims of Joplin. Text PLEDGE to 25383 to donate $10 today!
The ASPCA and the makers of Fresh Step litter aren't asking animal shelters to give away the farm. Just the cats.
Fresh Step has partnered with the ASPCA to encourage shelters to try fee-waived adoption promotions during Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month this June. So far, this life-saving campaign has enlisted more than 100 shelters across the country.
Research shows that fee-waived adoption campaigns not only increase adoptions, but decrease the amount of time cats stay in the shelter. So go ahead, adopt the fabulous feline of your dreams—for free! For a list of participating shelters, visit the Fresh Step Facebook page.
Take Action on Facebook! But wait, there’s more. The maker of Fresh Step Litter will also donate $1 (up to $100,000) to the ASPCA for every "like" the Fresh Step Facebook page receives through July 31, 2011. Get clicking! Please. Thank you.