The Humane Society for Hamilton County has been awarded a $25,000 grant from the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust for their efforts in saving animals from Marion County who are the hardest-to-save and place in a forever home.
The grant will be used to fund the life-saving care for animals transferred to the HSHC from Indianapolis Animal Care Services, as well as animals accepted directly from Marion County residents, the majority of which are in need of medical care for life-threatening injuries and illnesses resulting from abuse, neglect, being hit by a car or simply senior animals in need of special care.
“The Humane Society for Hamilton County already funds 100% of all medical care for Hamilton County’s animals, so the more than 200 we save each year from Marion County and other Indiana shelters is an additional financial burden we have committed to in order to give seniors, abuse victims, and the ones less likely to be rescued by other organizations the second chance they deserve,” said Rebecca Stevens, the HSHC’s president and CEO. “We rely on donations to our Survivor Program to fund these efforts. We’re honored to receive this generous gift from the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust. It will allow us to continue our work and focus on saving the most at-risk animals in Marion County.”
The HSHC is hosting its largest fundraiser – the 10th Annual Woofstock Survivor Charity Walk – to support the Survivor Program on Oct. 6 at the Nickel Plate District Amphitheater in Fishers. For more, visit woofstocksurvivorwalk.greatfeats.com.