NCVMA Awards Animal Welfare Grant to Tri-County Animal Shelter

North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association Supports Edenton-Area Animal Control Group

Boone, NC, July 31, 2013 --( The North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association ( has announced that it has awarded a $2,500 animal welfare grant to the Tri-County Animal Shelter. The grant will be used to make improvements on pet housing, drainage systems and indoor sanitation. It will also fund more raised resting surfaces for cats. The mission of Tri-County Animal Shelter is to support companion animals through education, advocacy and spay/neuter programs. The shelter seeks to control the pet population as well as find homes for abandoned animals in Chowan, Gates and Perquimans counties in northeastern North Carolina. The NCVMA awards several of these welfare grants each year to public and private shelters to provide necessary housing and supplies.

“We are glad to provide this grant to the Tri-County Animal Shelter and support their pet advocacy efforts,” said Claire Holley, executive director of the NCVMA. “We hope that this money will help make the animals of the shelter more comfortable as they look for their forever homes.”

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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.

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