Grant to Assist Owners in Need During COVID-19
Animal Services received a grant for $10,000 from The Animal Solutions Konnection (ASK) Foundation that will be used to help pet owners during the pandemic.
The grant will assist pet owners with needs that will help keep the pets with their owners. Some of those needs include spay/neuter surgeries, vaccinations and microchips. Riverside County Animal Services will provide those services for free, thanks to the ASK grant.
Shelter staff will assist those pet owners expressing a need for assistance.
The nonprofit ASK Foundation started its mission in 2009 to work as a close partner with Riverside County Animal Services on various projects, events and outreaches.
“Riverside County Animal Services is committed to helping pets stay with their people during this difficult time,” Animal Services Director Julie Bank said. “We are thankful to partners such as The ASK Foundation who are helping us to support the Human Animal Bond.”
The ASK Foundation actively coordinates spay and neuter outreach events, assists Animal Services by supporting the volunteer program and education events for children, such as Critter Kiddz Camp. ASK also actively works with local fire stations to provide oxygen masks especially designed for pets of different head sizes.
“ASK is dedicated to helping pets of Riverside County and if we can help those pets return home, this gives us all great satisfaction,” ASK Foundation President Carolyn Badger said.