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Updates from the NEPA Animal Welfare Collaborative

06.02.21


 

Updates from the NEPA Animal Welfare Collaborative

Here are the latest updates and news from the NEPA Animal Welfare Collaborative…


Join us for the next NEPA Animal Welfare Collaborative Meeting!

Please join us for the next (virtual) NEPA Animal Welfare Collaborative Meeting, scheduled for Wednesday, June 16, 2021, at 6:00 p.m.

Our guest speaker will be Audrey Lodato, NE Regional Strategist, from Best Friends. Through her role at Best Friends, Audrey helps shelters maximize their lifesaving potential by providing support and empowerment in operational efficiency, relationship building, strategic planning, and program development. Read more about Audrey here.

During the meeting, Audrey will discuss the No Kill movement; examples of best practices she is seeing across the country, and, in particular, the Northeast Region; and other important topics relevant to Pennsylvania.

Register Here


NEPA Gives is Friday, June 4

On Friday, June 4, 2021, the Scranton Area Community Foundation is hosting NEPA Gives, a one-day giving extravaganza that’s all about giving back in Northeastern Pennsylvania. This year, your donations go even further, as 240+ participating nonprofits from 8 counties in Northeastern Pennsylvania will be eligible for over $450,000 in additional matching funds, prizes, and bonuses! Visit nepagives.org to learn more.

P.S. Don’t miss the special NEPA Gives prizes available to participating animal shelters, rescues, or sanctuary organizations generously sponsored by the NEPA Animal Welfare Collaborative Fund, the Laura Ducceschi Fund for Animal Welfare, and more! Check them out here: https://www.nepagives.org/prizes

Visit NEPAGIVES.ORG


DEADLINE EXTENDED for the MHA Memorial Shelter/Rescue Fund Grant Opportunity!

The MHA Memorial Shelter/Rescue Fund at the Scranton Area Community Foundation is currently seeking applications from nonprofit organizations in support of animal shelters or animal rescue efforts. The MHA Memorial Shelter/Rescue Fund will award a limited number of grants in amounts up to $5,200.

Grant applications for the MHA Memorial Shelter/Rescue Fund will be accepted through the online grants portal at the Scranton Area Community Foundation Wednesday, June 30, 2021.

Apply Now

Established in May 2019 in memory of Mary H. Acker, the MHA Memorial Shelter/Rescue Fund was created to support animal shelters or rescues. Specifically, the purpose of the fund is to support Pennsylvania animal shelters and/or rescues that have a no-kill policy, and which are working to help abused, abandoned, or injured dogs.

The MHA Memorial Shelter/Rescue Fund is administered by the Scranton Area Community Foundation.


Three spay/neuter events coming!

The NEPA Animal Welfare Collaborative is planning three separate mobile spay/neuter events in partnership with EPAA, which will aim to spay and neuter 45 cats per day, both domestic and feral. The cost for feral cats will be $5.00, and the cost for domestic cats will be $10.00 and will be available for those in each county who are facing economic challenges.

Mark these dates:

July 22, 2021 – Lackawanna County

July 29, 2021 – Luzerne County

Oct 28, 2021 – Lackawanna County

More details will be discussed at the next NEPA Animal Welfare Collaborative meeting.


Vision
The NEPA Animal Welfare Collaborative will set the standard for all animal welfare initiatives in NEPA and will work together, utilizing available resources to improve both the care and lives of animals.

Mission
The NEPA Animal Welfare Collaborative will work on initiatives aimed at ensuring animals in NEPA achieve a happy and healthy life—free from abuse and neglect.

The NEPA Animal Welfare Collaborative is a project of The Scranton Area Community Foundation. Established in 2019, the NEPA Animal Welfare Collaborative is a collective of animal shelters, rescues, advocates, and sanctuaries in the region that are interested in coming together to advance various causes in animal welfare and to increase the collective resources available to these agencies. Activities of the collaborative include education, professional development, fundraising and other practices that move the goals of the collaborative forward. The Scranton Area Community Foundation serves as the convener of the NEPA Animal Welfare Collaborative.


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