Asheville Humane Society Receives $25,000 ASPCA Relief & Recovery Grant
Funding will help to save more animal lives throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic
Asheville, NC – Asheville Humane Society has been awarded a $25,000 grant from the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) as part of its national ASPCA Relief and Recovery Initiative, which includes providing $4 million in critical funding for animal welfare organizations whose programs, operations, or fundraising capabilities have been severely impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. The grant will help Asheville Humane Society fund essential lifesaving services such as veterinary care and our foster program, which are proving to be crucial animal welfare services during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Throughout the pandemic, our medical and foster programs have continued to work day-in and day-out to provide lifesaving services to pets in need,” said Jody Evans, Executive Director of Asheville Humane Society. “With this funding, we hope to expand the capacity of these programs to ensure every pet receives the care they need to get the second chance they deserve.”
“In addition to the unprecedented challenges the COVID-19 pandemic has created for people, it is also putting animals at risk by straining essential owner and shelter resources,” said ASPCA President and CEO Matt Bershadker. “Considering the vital role pets play in our lives – especially in times of crisis and stress – it’s extremely important to safeguard their welfare as much as we can, and we are grateful to the animal welfare community for stepping up, thinking creatively and courageously, and forging new paths to meet this need. Through the ASPCA Relief & Recovery Initiative, we are helping animals stay healthy and safe as we weather this crisis together.”
For more information about Asheville Humane Society, please visit www.ashevillehumane.org .
About Asheville Humane Society
Asheville Humane Society is about hope, not heartache. As Buncombe County’s critical safety net since 1984, we are always here to save and protect every animal. We have mastered the art of saving lives within our walls and now we are going even further, helping our community’s pets and their people thrive together. We are going beyond a no-kill community to ensure that each animal has the quality of life they deserve—a life worth living.