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AHS’ Announces Grant from the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust

Written by: Kimberly Ring

Thanks to a Generous Grant from the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust, AHS Will Serve Even More Pet Owners in the Community!

The two grants totaling $248,250 from the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust will help us continue to keep more pets in homes by expanding the Pet Resource Center (PRC), which provides resources to more than 88,000 pet owners annually, as well as increase spay/neuter services. “The Arizona Humane Society has decreased intake into our Campuses by 57 percent over the past four years, due in large part to helping families keep their pets even when challenges arise,” said AHS’ President and CEO, Dr. Steven Hansen. “These generous grants from the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust will give us additional resources to expand our Pet Resource Center to directly serve 88,000 pet owners annually, while also increasing our spay/neuter and wellness services in targeted, high-need neighborhoods.” “During her career, Nina Mason Pulliam shared her financial success and business leadership skills with many charities. She had a keen awareness of challenges that face our community and would take great pride in the outstanding work being done by organizations like the Arizona Humane Society,” said Trustee Chair Carol Schilling. "Through her Trust, we continue to build on her legacy, which clearly reflects her heart for philanthropy." AHS’ Pet Resource Center and Wellness Clinics have been instrumental in keeping pets in their homes with their loving owners, and reducing shelter intake, by providing affordable and accessible resources and services. In addition, the funds support the larger Fix.Adopt.Save. initiative’s spay/neuter and wellness efforts allowing for six mobile wellness clinics in the 85033 zip code as well as subsidized in-clinic spay/neuter services and vaccines. The grant to AHS represents one of 21 awarded to nonprofit organizations in Arizona by the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust during the first of two grant cycles this year. Since the Trust began its grant making in 1998, it has awarded more than $283 million to 954 nonprofit organizations in its home states of Arizona and Indiana.

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August 2, 2017