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December 6, 2011

Two North Carolina Animal Shelters Receive Grants from The HSUS

The Humane Society of the United States is providing grant funding to Johnston and Randolph County Animal Shelters in North Carolina. The grants, totaling $6,000, will help the shelters to make new additions to their facilities, provide for basic repairs and implement new outreach programs to encourage pet adoption in the community. 

“The Humane Society of the United States is happy to assist these local shelters so they are better able to accommodate the growing number of animals in need,” said Kim Alboum, North Carolina state director for The HSUS. “These grants will kick off a local campaign to raise additional money through the N.C. Shelter Project and help bring the Johnston and Randolph residents out to visit and support their local shelter.”  

The N.C. Shelter Project is a partnership between The HSUS, Susie’s Law and North Carolina Voters for Animal Welfare to raise awareness of North Carolina community shelters through outreach and education.  The coalition works to make shelters more esthetically pleasing.  

“In many cases people will not visit an animal shelter because it makes them feel sad,” says Roberta Wall, founder of Susie’s Law. “It is amazing what a coat of paint and some simple repairs can do for the staff and the animals in our shelters.”   

Johnston and Randolph County Animal Shelters will be looking to: 

  • Build new enclosures for cats to ensure that their basic housing and enrichment needs are met
  • Enhance workspace for staff to better facilitate recordkeeping and administrative needs 
  • Ensure all pets undergoing euthanasia receive an injection and phase out the current use of gas chambers 
  • Increase opportunities for community outreach and education

Media Contact: Katie Jarl, 301-258-1483, kjarl@humanesociety.org

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