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August 21, 2013

Burlington Animal Shelter Receives Grant to Improve Lives of the Animals of Alamance County

The Burlington Animal Shelter in Burlington, N.C., received a grant from The Humane Society of the United States for shelter repair and improvements, enrichment for shelter animals, elimination of gas chamber euthanasia and other much needed supplies and equipment. The Burlington Animal Shelter serves Alamance County with outreach, education and low cost spay/neuter services through the Spay Neuter Clinic of Alamance County. The City of Burlington operates the shelter and the spay/neuter clinic.

Kim Alboum, North Carolina state director for The HSUS, said: “The Burlington Animal Shelter and its very dedicated staff work hard to create a comprehensive animal welfare program for their community and improve adoptions. We hope this grant goes a long way in improving the lives of animals in Alamance County.”

Greg Seel, director of Burlington Animal Shelter said: “While we are happy to have eliminated the use of the gas chamber, we are still concerned about the large number of animals that are euthanized in Alamance County every year. Euthanasia is a community issue, and we will continue to be an advocate of spaying and neutering and informing the community of the resources that are available to them. The Spay Neuter Clinic of Alamance County, Humane Society of Alamance County and Private Practice Veterinary Hospitals are three excellent resources available to anyone who wants to spay or neuter their animal.”

The funds for this grant will be used to:

  • Discontinue the use of the gas chamber as a method of euthanasia by training staff members and purchasing necessary supplies and equipment for more humane alternative drug-based methods
  • Purchase equipment and supplies for the animals
  • Print educated literature for community outreach projects

Media Contact: Raúl Arce-Contreras: cell 240-620-3263, office 301-721-6440, rcontreras@humanesociety.org

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