ASPCA Advances Lifesaving Medical Care at Willamette Humane Society
The $1,500 Lil BUB Grant Extends Individualized Care for Adoptable Pets in Willamette Valley
SALEM, Ore. ─ November 12, 2016 ─ Willamette Humane Society was named a recipient of a generous $1,500 grant from the ASPCA Lil BUB Big Fund. The funding will provide ongoing medical care for special needs cats in Marion and Polk Counties, with a special focus on ringworm identification, treatment, and prevention.
Lil BUB’s BIG Fund for the ASPCA is funded through proceeds from internet feline sensation Lil BUB’s web store and direct donation. Grants are through the ASPCA distributed to animal welfare organizations across the country to help adoptable pets with special needs.
“Funding specialized medical treatment, including care for a contagious infection like ringworm, can be a hardship for animal welfare organizations when you consider testing, medication, and increased length of stay for infected animals” explained Susan Carey, Willamette Humane Society development director. “The ASPCA Lil Bub grant helped us test and treat up to 25 cats with the goal of preventing a month-long treatment process for suspicious cases.”
For more information about Willamette Humane Society or ASPCA, visit whs4pets.org.
About Willamette Humane Society
Willamette Humane Society, located in Salem, Ore., was founded in 1965 by local civic leaders to serve communities in Marion and Polk. The organization is dedicated to establishing, maintaining and enhancing the bond between companion animals and people, serving more than 8,870 pets and 51,280 people in its last fiscal year. Willamette Humane Society provides essential services and programs such as adoption and sheltering, behavior and training, youth programs and a low-cost spay and neuter clinic. The shelter is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and supported by more than 60 employees and 1,000 volunteers. For more information about Willamette Humane Society, visit whs4pets.org.
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.