Animal Rescue League receives grant from ASPCA
Friday, March 22, 2013
The Animal Rescue League of New Hampshire has been awarded a $5,000 grant from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA).
These funds are designated for the purpose of the ARL’s Outreach and Investigations Program. Maureen Prendergast, director of Outreach and Investigations, said this grant will help with necessary funds.
“I am thrilled the ARLNH, and more specifically our outreach program, is recipient of this grant,” Prendergast said. “It will assist with ARLNH’s commitment to animal welfare and with our efforts to decrease animal cruelty and neglect.”
The ARL’s Outreach and Investigations Program cared for more than 600 animals in 2012, a statistic expected to increase in 2013. Prendergast is one of only three Outreach and Investigation officers in the state so her coverage area is extensive.
Founded in 1866, the ASPCA was the first humane organization in the Western Hemisphere. Its mission, as stated by founder Henry Bergh, is, “to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States.” The ASPCA works to rescue animals from abuse, pass humane laws and share resources with shelters nationwide.
The ARL is open to all residents of New Hampshire, and actively serves the towns of Amherst, Auburn, Bedford, Brookline, Candia, Dunbarton, Francestown, Goffstown, Hollis, Hooksett, Litchfield, Londonderry, Lyndeborough, Manchester, Merrimack, Milford, Mont Vernon, New Boston, Peterborough, Wilton and Windham. For more information, visit www.rescueleague.org. The ARL is at 545 Route 101, Bedford, and can be reached by calling 472-5714.