We couldn’t have done it without them. This week the ASPCA honored eight animal welfare groups that went above and beyond to save the animal victims of cruelty or natural disasters. In recognition of their efforts, each received a $10,000 grant.
“We wanted to thank the agencies that helped us do our life-saving work, especially those in the communities affected by devastating disasters this year,” says Jessica Rushin, Partnerships Manager for the ASPCA Field Investigations and Response Team.
Among the 173 animal welfare and rescue groups in the ASPCA’s Response Partnership network, the following groups were acknowledged for their outstanding efforts in 2011:
- Columbia-Greene Humane Society in Hudson, NY;
- Dumb Friends League in Denver, CO;
- St. Hubert's Animal Welfare Center in Madison, NJ;
- Washington Animal Rescue League in Washington, DC;
- Spay and Neuter Kansas City in Kansas City, MO;
- Wayside Waifs in Kansas City, MO;
- Charleston Animal Society in North Charleston, SC; and
- Humane Society of Broward County in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
“These organizations really stepped up to the plate and did an exceptional job by dedicating resources, time and personnel to help us in the field,” says Rushin. “We are grateful for their assistance and look forward to saving countless more animals in the new year.”
For more information on the ASPCA Field Investigations and Response Team, visit our Fight Cruelty section.