ASPCA Awards $5,000 to Delaware Humane Association of Wilmington, 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 Delaware Humane Association of Wilmington, Del., in connection with their participation in Subaru of America Inc.’s “Share the Love Event” with Delaware Subaru.

“We are thrilled to recognize Delaware Humane Association 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, Kent County SPCA who partnered with Dover Volkswagen Subaru in Dover, 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 two adoption drives hosted at Delaware Subaru's showroom on Pennsylvania Avenue in Wilmington, Delaware were a win-win situation for everyone involved,” said Patrick Carroll, Executive Director of Delaware Humane Association. “DHA had two same-day adoptions for cats, and while no dogs were directly adopted by event participants, many people came to the shelter after seeing the adoptable animals at the dealership.”

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.