North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association Announces 2012 High Five Grant Winners

NCVMA Donates $25,000 to Nonprofits Dedicated to Helping North Carolina Animals

Raleigh, NC, March 07, 2012 --( The North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association (NCVMA) ( has announced five winners of its High Five Grant Program, which was established to assist qualified organizations that promote community service as well as compassion and health for the people and animals in North Carolina. Possumwood Acres Wildlife Sanctuary, Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue, Community Partnership for Pets, Pamlico Animal Welfare Society, and the North Carolina Zoo will each receive $5,000 from the NCVMA and have the opportunity to apply for an additional $5,000 per year through 2015. For more information on NCVMA and the High Five Grant Program, visit

“We look forward to supporting these five great organizations that provide service to their communities and strive to improve the quality of life for both people and animals in North Carolina,” said Claire Holley, executive director of the NCVMA. “The NCVMA is pleased to be able to offer this assistance to such worthy groups.”

- Possumwood Acres Wildlife Sanctuary is a nonprofit organization providing treatment and care to animals that have suffered human conflicts such as being hit by cars, taken away from their parents by well-meaning but unknowing humans, or attacked by cats and dogs. PAWS’ goal is to return the animals back to the wild. For more information, visit

- Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue provides knowledge and training targeted to firefighters, EMS, law enforcement, veterinarians, livestock transporters, etc. for large animal rescue.

- Community Partnership for Pets’ mission is to enrich and extend the lives of animals in Henderson County and surrounding communities by insisting that pet owners have their pets spayed or neutered, promoting adoption from local shelters and encouraging people to get involved in their communities to support local shelters. For more information, visit

- Pamlico Animal Welfare Society is a nonprofit organization striving to help animals in Pamlico County, N.C., and other surrounding areas by aiding in the cost to spay and neuter, educating the community in proper pet care, and finding great homes for stray and unprotected animals. For more information, visit

-The North Carolina Zoo, located in Asheboro, N.C., is one of the largest “natural habitat” zoos in the United States. It is known for including trees, ponds, rocks, grass and dirt into its habitats. For more information, visit The N.C. Zoo is receiving the grant for the second consecutive year.

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About The North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association:
The North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association (NCVMA) is a professional organization of veterinarians dedicated to compassionate animal care and quality medicine. The NCVMA promotes integrity and excellence in veterinary medicine, provides the highest quality continuing education programs and conferences, supports its members through public relations and marketing efforts to the public and governing officials, lobbies on behalf of the interests of the entire profession, and serves as an advocate and voice for veterinary medicine in the state. For more information, visit, or call (800) 446-2862 or (919) 851-5850.

Jennifer Fair
MMI Public Relations
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