Tool, Texas — The Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake (HSCCL) has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) to fund essential lifesaving services, including veterinary health examinations, medications, and general animal care, for HSCCL shelter pets who are being transported as part of the ASPCA Animal Relocation Program.
The ASPCA Relocation Program moves animals from shelters in areas of high homeless pet overpopulation, like HSCCL, to shelters where there is a higher demand for adoptable animals.
Sharon Banaszak, Director of the Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake shared – “We are very appreciative in receiving this grant from the ASPCA. HSCCL has been a partner with the ASPCA in their Animal Relocation Program since April 2019. As a result of this program, we have transported over 900 animals to shelters to find loving homes. We are so proud to be a partner with the ASPCA in this lifesaving relocation program. This funding will assist in the necessary preparation for all animals prior to transport.”
By providing resources, support, and training to shelters in the ASPCA Animal Relocation Program, the ASPCA strives to not only impact the number of animals housed at partner shelters, but also to help shelters create and strengthen programs that will have a long-term effect on animal welfare in the surrounding community.
Relocation partnerships help shelters in need by reducing overcrowding, and also allow them to focus on the development of best practices and new programs to improve animal welfare and save more lives in their communities.
About the Humane Society of Cedar Creek Lake
Established in 1983, HSCCL is a private, 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization serving the animals and people of Kaufman and Henderson counties and their surrounding municipalities. We rescue and care for more than 3,000 animals each year. Our mission is to promote the humane treatment of animals through care, education and advocacy. HSCCL provides shelter, food, medical treatment, and care to the animals that are brought to our facility. For more information, please visit www.hsccl.org.
About the ASPCA®
Founded in 1866, the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) is the first animal welfare organization in North America and serves as the nation’s leading voice for animals. More than two million supporters strong, the ASPCA’s mission is to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States. As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, the ASPCA is a national leader in the areas of anti-cruelty, community outreach and animal health services. For more information, please visit www.ASPCA.org, and be sure to follow the ASPCA on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.