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Scott County Animal Shelter Receives Emergency Grant After Devastating Fire

The Scott County Animal Shelter in Gate City, Virginia, will receive an emergency grant of $3,000 from The Humane Society of the United States. The grant will help fund rebuilding efforts after a fire destroyed the animal shelter on December 3. No lives were lost in the fire, but animals are being boarded at local veterinary clinics, boarding kennels and in foster homes. 

The HSUS was alerted to the situation by the Scott County Humane Society, which partners with the county to arrange support and raise funds for the animals’ care and a new shelter building. According to shelter and humane society leaders, the community is responding with generosity, but more help will be needed to rebuild a strong program and safe facility.

Anyone interested in making a financial or in-kind donation of needed supplies, or who may be available to foster an animal should contact the Scott County Humane Society at 276-452-7247, or info@scotthumane.org. For updates, visit www.scotthumane.org.

Media Contact: Cheylin Parker; 240-599-6848, cparker@humanesociety.org

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