October 11, 2013
ANDERSON — Anderson County Pets Are Worth Saving (P.A.W.S.) announced the award of a $5,000 Emergency Assistance Grant from the ASPCA® (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®).
The funds will be used to help defray expenses incurred in the rescue and treatment of 153 dogs removed from a suspected puppy mill in Anderson County on August 10.
“The dogs rescued had a variety of medical problems and their needs were tremendous,” said Jessica Cwynar, Director of Anderson County P.A.W.S. “Thanks to the assistance provided by the ASPCA, P.A.W.S. was able to offer the specialized care these dogs needed while also maintaining the high standard of care we provide to all the animals in residence at our facility. We cannot thank the ASPCA enough for their assistance in our time of need.”
“Puppy mill dogs often suffer from inhumane conditions that are unacceptable,” said Justine Dang, ASPCA Senior Director of President’s Office Operations. “The ASPCA is proud to support the life-saving work of P.A.W.S. and hopes these animals will find loving homes soon.”
For more information, please visit http://www.petango.com/andersoncountypaws or www.NoPetStorePuppies.com.
Anderson County P.A.W.S. is the public animal shelter serving Anderson County, South Carolina. The staff and volunteers at P.A.W.S. care for more than 10,000 animals each year. P.A.W.S. is a proud participant in the ASPCA 100K Challenge and the ASPCA Petrie Foundation Rescue Program.