Have a Heart Animal Shelter Receives Grant

American Humane, the country’s premier national humanitarian organization, announced that Have a Heart Pet Shelter has received a grant from American Humane’s Feed the Hungry Fund.

Located in Yellville, Arkansas, Have a Heart Pet Shelter seeks to bring comfort and help to animals who have been rejected in north central Arkansas, and to find them exceptional homes where they can live their lives as members. of the family.

“The very sad reality for shelters and relief organizations today is that they are struggling to keep kibble in food bowls and litter in boxes,” said Dr. Robin Ganzert, President and Chief from the management of American Humane. “We must take steps to ensure that organizations that house animals left behind during this vast pandemic have the basic resources to ensure the safe and humane treatment of the animals in their care. To stay there and do nothing during this time is unreasonable. “

Like any other business or organization in America, shelters are struggling to maintain basic services and care for their resident animals in the face of the current global pandemic. Thousands of animals are left homeless and the facility is in desperate need of general supplies.

In response to the overwhelming number of calls received from animal rescuers, shelters and first responders, American Humane launched the Feed the Hungry fund to feed and care for animals across the country that have been abandoned as a result of the coronavirus crisis. The fund seeks to raise much-needed resources to help shelters and relief organizations that are struggling not only to keep the lights on, but also to keep essential supplies like food.

“We serve Marion County, which includes four large communities; Yellville, Bull Shoals, Flippin and Summit, ”said Linda Vincent, president of Have a Heart Pet Shelter. “We launched a program this year called The Pet Food Assistance Program and it is primarily aimed at people who are impoverished, disabled and unable to provide adequate food for their animals. We are doing this with the help of American Humane, who recently gave us a grant so that we can provide food for these people, so that they can continue to care for the animals in their homes. Many thanks to American Humane for helping us with this wonderful program.

Have a Heart Pet Shelter is a non-profit shelter. The shelter welcomes animals brought to them by Marion County Animal Control, as well as owners’ surrenders. The Have a Heart Pet Shelter team strives to find the best homes for the pets in their care, and each animal receives a rabies vaccine, spay or neuter service, heartworm test. and tick-borne disease and deworming. The Feed the Hungry fund will allow Have a Heart Pet Shelter to continue to take care of its animals, as well as the pets in the community.

To help shelters continue to save lives during this unprecedented crisis, consider donating today. Learn more at www.americanhumane.org/feedthehungry.

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