THE NORTHEAST PA PET FUND AND RESCUE AWARDED $15,000 GRANT FOR HEARTWORM TREATMENT THANKS TO THE ROBERT H. SPITZ FOUNDATION
Scranton, Pa January 21, 2020 – – Northeast Pa Pet Fund and Rescue has announced that a grant was awarded to their organization in August 2019. NPPFR is a registered 501(c)3 based in Scranton. This all volunteer group works to reduce the overpopulation and suffering of animals, while advocating for humane behavior by providing rescue, rehabilitation and sanctuary to abandoned and abused animals. This grant was received from The Robert H. Spitz Foundation, a local nonprofit organization that supports initiatives and programs in Northeastern Pennsylvania, in the amount of $15,000 to treat heartworm positive dogs in their rescue program.
“Thanks to the Robert H. Spitz Foundation, this grant will save 45-50 dogs from a certain painful death and allow them to go on to be adopted and live a long, normal life” said Shannon Ceccoli, Director.
Besides the ability to save another 50 dogs, receiving this grant has allowed the rescue to potentially help an unlimited amount of animals. It’s helped to get NPPFR back to one of their goals of helping senior pets and assisting the local population with veterinary care by freeing up donations. Since receiving this grant in August, NPPFR has treated 26 dogs for heartworm. In addition to their regular activities, the rescue was able to pay for two surgeries, as well as help another 11 pets in the local community.