NEWINGTON, Conn. (January 23, 2014) – The Connecticut Humane Society was awarded a $3000 Mutts Across America grant from MuttNation Foundation, an organization which works continuously to “hold up the arms” of shelters around the country through their generous financial support. MuttNation was co-founded by singer-songwriter Miranda Lambert and her mother, Beverly Lambert.

Mutts Across America was created in 2013 to support one shelter in each of our fifty states. In order to be considered for the grant, shelters must meet a long list of criteria, including high adoption rates and fiscal responsibility.

Beverly Lambert quotes: "Miranda and I, along with three board members, send our congratulations to the worthy recipients of this year's Mutts Across America: 50 Shelters, 50 States grants.  In partnership with our RACE team we conducted an exhaustive search throughout the US for shelters standing as an exemplary example in the fight to end animal homelessness, abuse and neglect. We are proud to award funding to the Connecticut Humane Society for the efforts they have exhibited in the fight."

The Connecticut Humane Society was recognized, in part, for their high adoption rate (91% in 2013), volunteerism (over 380 volunteers), fiscal responsibility and fundraising activity, including mail campaigns, online fundraising, crowdsource fundraising, and signature events.

“It is an honor to have been selected for the brand new Mutts Across America program,” said Alicia Wright, Public Relations Director of the Connecticut Humane Society. “Their support will help us save more pets’ lives!”

About the Connecticut Humane Society

The Connecticut Humane Society is the leading resource in the state for companion animal welfare, enriching the lives of families and communities through adoption services, medical care, education, and prevention of cruelty.www.cthumane.org.


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