Lincoln Animal Ambassadors awarded $9,000 in grants

Three national charities have awarded significant grants to the Lincoln Animal Ambassadors (LAA) in support of its programs.

In January, 2012, Banfield Charitable Trust awarded a $5,000 grant to LAA in support of its temporary assistance Pet Food Bank. Banfield Charitable Trust works to keep the most vulnerable populations together with their pet companions. They promote the human-pet bond which provides mental, physical and emotional benefits to our communities. With Banfield’s assistance, LAA continues to work to prevent the surrender of pets, which needlessly burdens public and private shelters.

Many local pets in need of spay-neuter services will receive assistance thanks to the PETCO Foundation and The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). These organizations granted $2,000 each to LAA in recent months. Each year the PETCO Foundation helps animal-welfare organizations find lifelong, loving homes for millions of orphaned pets, as well as fund spay and neuter efforts. The ASPCA provides local and national leadership in three key areas: caring for pet parents and pets, providing positive outcomes for at-risk animals and serving victims of animal cruelty.

In addition, LAA was selected as a charitable partner by both of Lincoln’s PETCO stores during the company’s Tree of Hope campaign that raised money by asking customers to “round up” during the recent holiday season.

These grants, under the direction of LAA, will help reduce pet overpopulation and prevent pet euthanasia in Lincoln and surrounding areas. LAA is a 501(c)(3) that is committed to improving the lives of animals and alleviating cruelty in Lincoln and the surrounding area.