ASPCA Awards Grant to Help Tiptonville's Homeless Animals

Funds Will Help Animal Services with Strays in the Community
March 5, 2010

NEW YORK — The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today announced a grant of $2,500 to the City of Tiptonville Animal Services in Tiptonville, Tenn.  The grant funding will be used to provide equipment necessary in the humane capture, transport and housing of stray animals found in the local community.

“Animal homelessness is a national concern, not just for large cities,” said Julie Morris, ASPCA Senior Vice President of Community Outreach.  “These grants show organizations that service a rural community how much we value and appreciate their tireless efforts to help save animals.” The ASPCA commends the City of Tiptonville Animal Services’ initiative to improve its effectiveness in humanely rescuing strays at risk.”

“We are very grateful and excited to be receiving this much needed funding,” added Chandra Davis, City of Tiptonville Animal Services Animal Control Officer. “The equipment will dramatically increase our ability to rescue strays and help the community.”

City of Tiptonville Animal Services currently has one animal control officer, Ms. Davis, serving a community of approximately 5,000 residents, and the nearest veterinary clinic is 27 miles away in Dyersburg. The additional, new equipment--catch poles, nets, muzzles, carriers, and dog kennels--will allow Tiptonville Animal Services to humanely and safely capture, transport, and house strays.

For more information on the ASPCA’s grant programs, please visit: