Thursday, August 4, 2011

Natick Animal Shelter Receives Grant

All Dog Rescue was one of 29 animal organizations awarded grants by the Massachusetts Animal Coalition.

By Alissa Letkowski
Natick Patch
August 3, 2011

Since it began pairing dogs with local families in 2003, Natick's All Dog Rescue has saved more than 300 animals without a home. Last month, the nonprofit organization, along with 28 others, received a grant from the Massachusetts Animal Coalition to help cover spay and neuter programs.

The grants, which totaled $176,000, were raised through sales of "I'm Animal Friendly" charity license plates. More than 8,000 license plates have been sold since 2004, helping to spay or neuter more than 22,000 animals.

“Massachusetts drivers are really showing their care and concern by not only purchasing the plates, but also renewing them,” said MAC board member Anne Lindsay. “Although this program only touches the tip of the iceberg, given the scope of the problem of animal homelessness, continued sales of the plates will move us closer to the day when all Massachusetts animals have a home.”

The license plates are available for purchase at any full-service Registry of Motor Vehicles location or online.

As of July, $1 million had been distributed to animal organizations.

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