The Tombstone Small Animal Shelter has once again received a grant from the Arizona Community Foundation. The funds were drawn from the Ryan Miele Endowment for Animal Welfare. This grant of $7860 was graciously recommended by Ms. Mary Scrudder of Texas, and the volunteers at the shelter are deeply grateful. The shelter kennels are in dire need of work as they are in constant use all year long. The indoor kennels will be resurfaced to get rid of all sharp edges, especially around the doggie doors leading to the outdoor runs.
Money left over from the renovations will be used to help pay medical expenses for shelter dogs and cats. Medical expenses are by far the largest expenditures of the shelter. Last year they were over $20,000. This amount did not include spaying and neutering which was over $4000.
The Tombstone Small Animal Shelter is a non-profit, no-kill facility and could not function without donations from individuals and grants such as this. The shelter asks everyone in town to please donate by putting extra change in the “Doggie” canisters in town stores, by mailing donations to the shelter, by handing donations directly to volunteers (often seen sitting at donation tables on the sidewalk), and by participating in our many fund-raisers. The shelter could not change the lives of so many wonderful pets without these donations.
A big “Thank You!” goes out to the Ryan Miele Endowment for Animal Welfare for helping the Tombstone Small Animal Shelter continue to improve the lives of unfortunate animals of our town.