WHS receives $45,000 grant
The Woodford Humane Society has been awarded a $45,000 grant from the Petco Foundation to support critically needed repairs of its facility. The humane society’s adoption center, completed in 2006, is in good repair; but its receiving center, which houses all new arrivals and serves as an isolation area for animals recovering from illness and injury, has had few updates and improvements since its completion in 1983. The Petco Foundation investment will primarily help to replace the building’s threadbare fiberglass roof; any remaining funds will go toward correcting water damage, mold, and other issues caused by years of high humidity and leaks. “Facility repairs can be prohibitively expensive for a small non-profit on a tight budget,” said Katie Hoffman, Woodford Humane Society’s executive director. “Even something as essential as getting a working roof over our heads gets put off for years, because we simply don’t have the funding to cover it. The Petco Foundation has changed that for us with this grant. They’re helping us provide a safer, healthier temporary home for the pets in our care.” For more information about Woodford Humane Society or the Petco Foundation, visit www.woodfordhumane.org or www.petcofoundation.org. The Woodford Humane Society is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that does not receive any government funding at any level and relies on private donations and grants to care for approximately 1,200 pets each year. The Woodford Humane Society’s annual placement rate is 90 percent or above – almost three times the national average.