MOUNTAIN HOME, AR (KAIT) - 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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