Sedona AZ (July 22, 2012) – Well, Sedona and elsewhere fans, I hope all is well! Just wanted to reach out and let you know about a few big changes taking place at a local Sedona animal shelter- The Humane Society of Sedona – made possible by a 2011 Pedigree Foundation Innovation Grant.
The Pedigree Foundation awarded The Humane Society of Sedona a 2011 Innovation Grant because of its creative programs aimed at increasing dog adoptions. Innovation Grants range from $10,000 to $25,000 and help shelters carry out the Pedigree mission in their own communities- finding all dogs forever homes.
The grant allowed the Humane Society of Sedona to:
- Increase dog adoptions by nearly 17 percent and increase live releases (i.e. dogs that leave the shelter because they are adopted, transferred etc.) by 11 percent from 2011*
- Make maintenance updates to their Mobile Adoption Vehicle.
- The now 35-foot mobile adoption/emergency vehicle visits local communities throughout the year to help more dogs find forever homes.
- Purchase a portable, interactive adoption kiosk to educate the community about the organization and its role in the community.
*Compares January – April 2011 to January – April 2012 results.
If you want more information call my friends at the Humane Society of Sedona. Better yet, go to the Humane Society of Sedona and adopt one of my beloved and lonely friends. Every pet deserves a forever loving home like mine and remember, you just may adopt a future star like my mom did!
Paws up for you, Mom, for opening your heart and rescuing this broken-jawed little fellow from Texas.
Follow my Harley McGuire Paws Up series each month on SedonaEye.com for the latest and greatest news in the animal kingdom.
Here’s a Shout Out to all my pals! See you at the park.