For Immediate Release
Contact: Carey Brown
ANIMAL REFUGE CENTER RECEIVES ANIMAL SHELTER ASSISTANCE
Lexington, KY – July 9, 2013 – The Kentucky Cattlemen’s Foundation on Tuesday, announced the Animal Refuge Center will receive $1,500 from the Animal Shelter Assistance program.
The Animal Shelter Assistance program was funded for the third year from a donation made by Boyle County cattle farmer Jim Gage. Gage realizes the importance of helping your local animal shelters and knows that both farmers and shelters are in the business of taking care of animals. “I like donating to local animal shelters because I can see the animals and know who my donation is helping,” states Gage.
Penny Edwards, Board President and Manager is very thankful to receive the extra funding. “It is so great to receive this funding to help protect our dogs from the harsh weather elements” stated Edwards, “This money means so much to help us be able to do things that we may not have been able to afford otherwise.” The group intends to use the money to build a permanent metal roof structure over the outdoor kennel area.
If you would like to make a donation to Animal Refuge Center please contact the animal shelter at 270-877-6064 or visit www.animalrefugecenter.org for more information. The shelter is always in need of cat litter, food, cleaning supplies and cedar chips.
In its third year the Animal Shelter Assistance program received 25 applications from across the state.
The Kentucky Cattlemen’s Foundation mission is to pursue opportunities that promote the profitability of the cattle industry in Kentucky through educational and philanthropic endeavors. For more information visit www.kycattle.org or call 859-278-0899.
The Animal Refuge Center is an animal shelter and adoption agency promoting spay and neuter, finding forever homes for pets since 1989.