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Local shelter receives grant to help animals, pet owners during disaster

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When disaster strikes, a Region 8 animal shelter will be better prepared.

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals announced Friday the recipients of its Midwest Disaster Resiliency Grants.

ASPCA will provide a total of nearly $60,000 to a number of groups, including the Humane Society of North Central Arkansas in Mountain Home.

The shelter will use the money to purchase supplies to “increase intake capacity during a disaster,” according to a news release from ASPCA.

Other groups sharing in the grant are:

  • Animal Rescue League Of Iowa (Des Moines, Iowa) for large animal rescue equipment and training.
  • Burge Bird Rescue (Grandview, Mo.) for avian and exotic animal disaster response supplies.
  • Cabot Animal Shelter (Cabot, Ark.) for additional sheltering supplies to increase intake capacity during a disaster
  • City of Sherwood Department of Humane Animal Services (Sherwood, Ark.) for an emergency response trailer.
  • Enid SPCA (Enid, Okla.) for rescue supplies and equipment.
  • Heart of the Valley Animal Shelter (Bozeman, Mont.) for disaster response training and emergency planning assistance.
  • Heartland Humane (Yankton, S.D.) for additional sheltering supplies to increase intake capacity during a disaster.
  • Horse Feathers Equine Rescue (Guthrie, Okla.) for large animal rescue training and livestock sheltering equipment.
  • Humane Society of Kandiyohi & Meeker (Willmar, Minn.) for a disaster response trailer and supplies.
  • Humane Society of North Central Arkansas (Mountain Home, Ark.) for additional sheltering supplies to increase intake capacity during a disaster.
  • Kansas SART, Inc. (Wichita, Kan.) for a disaster response training exercise at Crisis City involving emergency management agencies from across Kansas.
  • Oklahoma Large Animal First Responders (Edmond, Okla.) for a disaster response trailer for large animals.

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