Release Date: June 2020
Finger Lakes SPCA Receives Rachael Ray Save Them All COVID-19 Relief Grant from Best Friends Animal Society to Help Save Homeless Pets.
Bath, NY — Finger Lakes SPCA is pleased to have received a Rachael Ray Save Them All COVID-19 Relief Grant from Best Friends Animal Society to ensure that our animal shelter is prepared to continue to help save the lives of homeless pets living in Steuben County.
“This grant allows us to continue our lifesaving work by helping us to continue to provide nourishing food, shelter and medical care for vulnerable animals who depend on us, which is central to our organization’s mission as we serve our community” said Vicki Mosgrove, executive director for the Finger Lakes SPCA . “In this uncertain time, our goal will be to save as many dogs and cats as we were on track to save prior to the pandemic. We are grateful to our community for their support and appreciate the help from Best Friends Animal Society in making the continued care of our animal friends possible.”
Finger Lakes SPCA is an active partner in the Best Friends Network, which offers resources and support to fellow shelters, rescue groups, and animal welfare organizations across the country.
“When you choose to foster or adopt your next pet, you are becoming part of the solution right here in our community,” said Mosgrove. “And community is more important than ever right now.”
The Rachael Ray Save Them All COVID-19 Relief Program, administered by Best Friends and funded by The Rachael Ray Foundation™, provides COVID-19 relief grants to shelters and rescue groups across the country. The Rachael Ray Foundation helps animals in need and is funded by a portion of proceeds from each sale of Rachael’s pet food, Nutrish®.
About Finger Lakes SPCA
The Finger Lakes SPCA, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that has been in existence since 1949. It is funded primarily by private donations. Our mission is to protect animals. We are dedicated to preventing animal cruelty and companion animal overpopulation. Our organization is committed to strengthening and supporting the human-animal bond through education about the humane treatment of all animals and responsible companion animal guardianship. Finger Lakes SPCA, Inc. provides the following services to the community: animal shelter and adoption, canine training, canine agility & fun classes, rescue and care for animal cruelty victims, humane education, lost pet assistance, spay/neuter program assistance and referral, volunteer opportunities and outreach for “at risk” animals.
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About Best Friends Animal Society
Best Friends Animal Society is a leading national animal welfare organization dedicated to ending the killing of dogs and cats in America’s shelters. In addition to running lifesaving programs in partnership with more than 2,800 animal welfare groups across the country, Best Friends has regional centers in New York City, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Salt Lake City, and Houston and operates the nation’s largest no-kill sanctuary for companion animals. Founded in 1984, Best Friends is a pioneer in the no-kill movement and has helped reduce the number of animals killed in shelters nationwide from an estimated 17 million per year to around 733,000. That means there are still about 2,000 dogs and cats killed every day in shelters, just because they don’t have safe places to call home. We are determined to bring the country to no-kill by the year 2025. Working collaboratively with shelters, rescue groups, other organizations and you, we will end the killing and Save Them All. To check out our community lifesaving dashboard and for more information, visit bestfriends.org.
Release Date: January 12th, 2017
FINGER LAKES SPCA RECEIVES $25,000 FROM THE MARION E. CANTWELL TRUST AND A $25,000 MATCHING GRANT OPPORTUNITY FOR THE NEW SHELTER BUILDING PROJECT.
The Finger Lakes SPCA (FLSPCA) in Bath, NY received wonderful news in December that it had been awarded $25,000 through the Marion E. Cantwell Charitable Trust in Poughkeepsie, NY. An excerpt from the award letter reads as follows:
On behalf of the Marion E. Cantwell Charitable Trust, I am happy to announce that the Finger Lakes SPCA will be awarded an unrestricted grant of twenty five thousand dollars as a Holiday gift to the animals. This gift will be given to benefit the homeless animals, and to reflect the outstanding and compassionate work of you, the Board of Directors, your devoted staff, volunteers and donors, and your caring community.
More good news immediately followed. The FLSPCA is very excited to announce that it has the opportunity to receive an additional $25,000 from the Marion E. Cantwell Charitable Trust in April of this year if our organization is able to raise another $25,000 with our community by March 31, 2017. These matching grant funds would be designated for the new shelter being built at River’s Edge Farm on Cameron Street. Additionally, a large communal cat room where the adoptable cats can sun themselves and meet potential adopters would be named in memory of Marion E. Cantwell.
The Finger Lakes SPCA plans to start the fourth and final phase of the new shelter building project (the interior finish-out) in the upcoming months. Approximately $250,000 is needed to help complete this last stage and to get the homeless animals moved into the new shelter.
“We are naturally inspired and overwhelmed by the generosity of the trust and Marion E. Cantwell’s lifelong passion and ongoing legacy to help animals. We are diligently working to meet the challenge,” says Vicki Mosgrove, Executive Director of FLSPCA. “We are making plans to move the animals into our new shelter this year. These gifts combined with our community’s support will bring us that much closer to being able to do that.”
The FLSPCA will be reaching out to their supporters and the public at large asking them to go above and beyond their usual level of giving to the shelter to help meet this critical challenge. Donations can be sent to FLSPCA, PO Box 567, Bath NY 14810 or through the Paypal or Network for Good link at their website www.fingerlakesspca.org. Just note that the donation is for the new shelter at River’s Edge Farm.
FLSPCA’s Mission: Our mission is to protect animals. We are dedicated to preventing animal cruelty and companion animal overpopulation. Our organization is committed to strengthening and supporting the human-animal bond through education about the humane treatment of all animals and responsible companion animal guardianship.
FINGER LAKES SPCA RECEIVES $4,000 ASPCA GRANT FOR “EQUINE FEED” PROJECT
Bath, NY – The Finger Lakes SPCA, Inc. (FLSPCA), of Steuben County, today announced that it was awarded an ASPCA grant for $4,000 to help with the feed expenses of eleven horses in their foster care program.
“We are most grateful to the ASPCA for helping us to provide a second chance for a “Happy Tail” for these magnificent animals who were once neglected. These horses are awaiting adoption, and the generosity of the ASPCA helps us to provide for these animals until we can match them up to a good home”, said Vicki Mosgrove, Executive Director.
The Finger Lakes SPCA, Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization that has been in existence since 1949. It is funded primarily by private donations. The mission of the organization is to provide the shelter animals in our community with housing and care until they are adopted into a permanent home. The organization is dedicated to strengthening the human-animal bond through education concerning the humane treatment of all animals and responsible animal guardianship. The Finger Lakes SPCA, Inc. provides the following services to the community: Animal Adoption (cats, dogs & horses), Canine Training, Canine Agility & Fun Classes, Cruelty Investigation & Rescue, Humane Education, Lost Pet Assistance, Shelter, Spay/Neuter Assistance, Volunteer Program, Wellness Clinic & Youth Involvement.
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