TOMBSTONE SMALL ANIMAL SHELTER RECEIVES $10,000 GRANT
On September 28th, the Tombstone Small Animal Shelter was informed that it was the recipient of a grant for $10,000. The funds were provided through the Arizona Community Foundation of Cochise and were dispensed from the Ryan Miele Endowment for Animal Welfare.
Mrs. Ryan Stevens Miele (1922-2010) supported animal welfare organizations throughout her lifetime. Before her death, she created the Ryan Miele Endowment for Animal Welfare, a donor advised fund, to continue her passion of defending, protecting, and humanely caring for animals in perpetuity.
Ms. Mary Scrudder, a Ryan Miele Endowment donor, made the recommendation that the Tombstone Small Animal Shelter receive the grant.
The shelter relies on grants such as this to function. This is the fifth year the Tombstone Small Animal Shelter has been awarded a grant through the Ryan Miele Endowment for Animal Welfare. In the past, the Ryan Miele grant funds have paid for such items as drip lines to shade trees, benches, installation of doggie doors, fencing for outdoor kennels, gravel for play yards, panels for inside kennels, a misting system, and a shade cover for prospective adoptees. This year the funds will be used to help pay for medical care, shots, and neutering services.
The volunteers at the Tombstone Small Animal Shelter are very appreciative of the grant.