LEXINGTON – The Kentucky Cattlemen’s Foundation on Tuesday, announced the six winners of the Animal Shelter Assistance program totaling $5,000.
The Animal Shelter Assistance program is in its fifth year and was funded by the Kentucky Cattlemen’s Foundation. Foundation Chairman, Harvey Mitchell recognizes the important role animal shelters serve in our communities and encourages everyone to get involved at the local level. “Find out who your local shelter is and how you can help,” stated Mitchell. “All cattlemen understand the need to take care of our animals and it is nice to support others who are doing the same thing.”
The winners of the grants were presented this week to shelters around the state. The winners were:
Clark County Animal Shelter, Winchester – $1,500 will be used to repair older kennels to make a safer environment for the dogs.
Lincoln County Animal Shelter, Stanford – $1,000 will be used to purchase pet crates along with other items to keep areas of the shelter clean.
Mercer County Animal Shelter, Harrodsburg – $500 will be used to purchase dog beds for animal comfort.
Humane Society of Nelson County, Bardstown – $500 will go toward the costs to spay and neuter dogs and cats kept at the shelter.
Shelby County Animal Shelter, Shelbyville – $1,000 will be used for a grooming tub to help clean the animals more efficiently.
Wolfe County Animal Shelter, Hazel Green – $500 will go toward the costs to spay and neuter dogs and cats kept at the shelter.
The Animal Shelter Assistance program received over 20 applications from across the state and plans to continue the program in the future.
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.