Monies will assist transport efforts
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue is the recipient of a $5,000 grant from the ASPCA and Subaru Rescue Ride that will assist the agency's shelter partners and transport partners, with monetary support to enable the transport of dogs sitting in overcrowded shelters awaiting their forever homes.
"Our shelter partners experience overcrowding and difficult conditions," said Heart of Niagara Managing Director Kathy Nowakowski. "While they are doing the best they can, they reach out to us constantly to choose animals for transport to our area. These animals are unable to be placed in their area, so we are moving them to where they stand a better chance to be adopted. This funding will help offset some of the costs associated with the transports, giving these beautiful animals a second chance.
"Heart of Niagara takes great care with a pre-approval process to make sure potential fosters and adoptive families are the right fit for the animals in our care. This grant enables us to do the job we are doing every day, but at the same time, helps our shelter partners by covering some of the expenses they incur in order to get the animals ready to come to us."
Heart of Niagara is a not-for-profit companion animal rescue organization based in Niagara County. Its mission is to protect the health and welfare of abandoned, unwanted and homeless animals. To date, volunteers have adopted out more than 235 animals. They operate solely on donations and generous support of the public, including sponsorships and grant monies such as the ASPCA and Subaru Rescue Ride.
Monthly volunteer meetings take place from 6:30-8 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month at First Presbyterian Church of Lewiston, 505 Cayuga St. Meetings are open to the public and new volunteers are always welcome. For more information, visit the HON website, on Facebook, or call 716-345-7129.