ASPCA Awards Grant to Help Tunica's Homeless Animals

Funds Will Help Humane Society with Strays and Overpopulation in the Community
March 29, 2010

NEW YORK — The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today announced a grant of $2,000 to the Tunica Humane Society in Tunica, Miss.  The grant funding will be used for the spaying or neutering of homeless animals taken in by the organization from the local community.

"The ASPCA commends the Tunica Humane Society's initiative to improve its effectiveness in both rescuing strays at risk and addressing unnecessary overpopulation through spaying and neutering," said Julie Morris, ASPCA Senior Vice President of Community Outreach. "Animal homelessness is a national concern, and not limited to large cities. These grants show organizations that provide services for rural communities just how much we value and appreciate their tireless efforts to help save animals."

"We are very grateful for being recognized for our efforts and excited to be receiving this grant," added Sandy Williams, Tunica Humane Society Executive Director. "These funds will dramatically increase our ability to give homeless animals proper medical attention and altering before being adopted."

The all-volunteer Tunica Humane Society serves a community of approximately 10,000 county residents. The Society handles all the strays for Tunica, which has no county funded animal shelter, and takes in 15 to 20 dogs a month on average. Tunica is located in northwestern Mississippi, approximately 45 miles southwest of Memphis, Tenn.

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