North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association Presents $5,000 High Five Grant to Cabarrus CARES for Second Consecutive Year

State Veterinary Medical Association Supports Nonprofit Animal Rescue Organization

Concord, NC, March 14, 2014 --( The North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association (NCVMA) has awarded one of its five annual $5,000 High Five grants to Cabarrus CARES in Concord for the second consecutive year. Cabarrus CARES is a nonprofit organization coordinating animal rescues and providing animal care services while promoting responsible pet ownership throughout Cabarrus County. The organization offers a no-kill shelter where animals can stay until they are placed in friendly, loving homes. The High Five Grant will assist Cabarrus CARES in transporting animals to their forever homes, promoting pet adoption and supporting Kitty City, a project of Cabarrus CARES, which encourages animal education and pet rescue.

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 Cabarrus CARES in 2014, and the organization will have the opportunity to receive another $5,000 in 2015 through a reapplication process.

“The North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association is delighted to offer this grant to Cabarrus CARES for the second year in a row,” said Claire Holley, executive director of the NCVMA. “We hope this grant will help many animals find safe, reliable homes all over North Carolina.”

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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