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September 11, 2013

Brown County Humane Society Receives Grant to Improve Lives of Animals

Brown County Humane Society

The Brown County Humane Society in Nashville, Ind., received a $12,000 grant from The Humane Society of the United States, which will be used to help fund and mentor a new program to address pet overpopulation in surrounding counties. The new program, initially to serve Jackson County, will be based on Brown County Humane Society’s successful Serving Pets Outreach Team, which is dedicated to eliminating pet overpopulation by providing assistance for spay/neuter, feral cat management and pet training, among other services in Brown County. The SPOT program today provided its 3,000th spay/neuter surgery since its launch in 2010.

Erin Huang, Indiana state director for The HSUS, said: “Through the SPOT program, the Brown County Humane Society and its very dedicated staff have done an incredible job in greatly reducing pet overpopulation and improving the lives of animals in their community. We hope with this grant, Brown County Humane Society will be able to expand this success into Jackson County.”

Sue Ann Werling of Brown County Humane Society stated: “The SPOT program of the Brown County Indiana Humane Society has spayed/neutered its 3,000th pet. Due to a generous HSUS grant, the SPOT program now has the funds to mentor SPOT- like spay/neuter programs in surrounding counties. Our first venture has taken SPOT to Jackson County and the FLASH program. We look forward to providing the guidance and assistance to make FLASH a great success, and help Jackson County Indiana reduce its pet overpopulation problem.”

FLASH Jackson County is a low cost spay/neuter program for all Jackson County residents. The program will transport dogs to the Bloomington Pets Alive facility to be spayed or neutered before being returned to their family the following day.

For images of the ceremony celebrating the 3,000th spay/neuter surgery, contact the media representative listed below.

Media Contact: Raúl Arce-Contreras: 301-721-6440, rcontreras@humanesociety.org

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