Elizabeth City, NC, December 15, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- The North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association has announced it has awarded a $1,900 Animal Welfare Grant to the SPCA Northeastern North Carolina in Elizabeth City. Animal Welfare Grants are given to public and private shelters needing financial assistance for supplies or improvements to animal housing facilities. In 2013, the NCVMA has granted more than $14,400 to shelters across North Carolina.
The SPCA of Northeastern North Carolina is committed to providing food, shelter, and a clean, healthy environment for lost, stray or unwanted animals. The grant from the NCVMA will assist in the organization in making repairs and upgrades to the temporary animal housing.
“The SPCA of Northeastern North Carolina and the NCVMA share the goal of educating the community about animal welfare issues and the importance of proper pet care,” said Claire Holley, executive director of the NCVMA. “The NCVMA is proud to offer its support to this organization in order to improve the lives of local animals as they wait 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. As recognized experts in veterinary medicine, NCVMA members are frequently asked to contribute their opinions and lend their expertise to media outlets throughout North Carolina and around the country, including The News & Observer, Charlotte Today, Wilmington Star-News, Fayetteville Observer, Greensboro News & Record, USA Today, Yahoo!, ABC News and News14 Carolina. For more information, visit http://www.ncvma.org/, or call (800) 446-2862 or (919) 851-5850.