PHOENIX — The Arizona Humane Society announced Monday that it has received a $50,000 grant to support its companion animal resource center.
The Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust grant helps the non-profit organization help pet owners who are struggling to care for their pets.
“In the wake of COVID-19, thousands of pet owners have asked for AHS’s support and resources to keep their families together and meet their basic needs,” said Lindsay La Pre, center manager. of Pet Resources of the Arizona Humane Society, in a press release.
“This grant from the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust will give us additional resources to provide relief to pet owners in crisis through our Real Time Solutions Fund, our Veterinary Assistance Program and the efforts of the Pet Task Force. Housing Help AZ.”
People can find more information about the Arizona Humane Society Resource Center on the website.
The organization said more than 95,000 pet owners in Maricopa County seek help from the resource center each year.
There was a 10% increase in call volume to the resource center in the past fiscal year, the organization said, with a significant number of those callers living below the federal poverty level, facing unemployment or needing considerable support to meet their basic needs and care for their pets. .
“Nina Mason Pulliam has understood the power of the human-animal connection,” Lisa Shover Kackley, trustee of the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust, said in the statement. “Particularly during difficult times, pets provide irreplaceable support to the human members of their family.
“We are pleased to assist the Arizona Humane Society in its efforts to keep pets and their families together.”