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Pedigree Grant Helps Shelter

By Staff | Jan 28, 2009

There are seven new indoor kennels for dogs at the Wetzel County Animal Shelter.

The Pedigree Foundation, a private 501(c)3 organization, which is dedicated to providing grants to animal shelters and breed rescues through consumer donations, has given the Wetzel County Animal Shelter Supporters, Inc. a $1,740.80 grant.

The WCASS, Inc. had submitted a request for a grant to help take care of the animals while at the shelter and have them vetted and transported to their new families or rescues.

The Pedigree Foundation receives contributions from the Pedigree Brand through the Pedigree Adoption drive-a campaign that inspires people to adopt dogs while raising money for every Pedigree branded product sold.

Pedigree has been most generous in donating dry food and canned food to shelters as well as adoption bags with samples to go with the new pets to their new homes.

The WCASS, Inc., through donations, has recently put in seven indoor kennels for the dogs during inclement weather and a community cat room for the cats at the shelter who have tested negative for any communicable diseases while they await their forever homes.

A community cat room houses cats while they await homes.

The WCASS, Inc. has also just purchased a used cargo van to transport dogs and cats to the veterinarian and transport them to their awaiting families and rescues.

Wal-Mart has also given the shelter a grant in the sum of $1,000 to assist in their purpose.

The shelter, the staff, the county, and most of all the animals in need are very grateful for all the assistance they are receiving from the donations to continue to help the homeless, abused, and neglected animals in Wetzel County.