NCVMA Presents $5,000 High Five Grant to Friends of Madison County Animals

The North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association Supports Organization Advocating for Responsible Pet Ownership.

Marshall, NC, February 19, 2014 --( The North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association (NCVMA) has awarded one of its five annual $5,000 High Five grants to Friends of Madison County Animals. Located in Marshall, N.C., the nonprofit organization is dedicated to reducing the number of unwanted animals in Madison County and increasing their overall health and wellbeing. Friends of Madison County Animals offers an assortment of services, including vaccine clinics, spaying and neutering services, a pet pantry, pet advocacy and more.

The High Five Grant Program was established to assist qualified organizations that promote community service as well as compassion and health care for people and animals in North Carolina. NCVMA will award $5,000 to Friends of Madison County Animals in 2014, and the organization will have the opportunity to receive another $5,000 grant in 2015 by a reapplication process.

“We are happy to award this grant to Friends of Madison County Animals,” said Claire Holley, executive director of the NCVMA. “We are confident this grant will help the organization continue their success in spaying, neutering, vaccinating, and distributing food to pets in need.”

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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, or call (800) 446-2862 or (919) 851-5850.
Robert Buhler