“Since the inception of Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue, it has always been our dream to have a building in which to house our animals in a loving and safe place. We do not want a shelter atmosphere, but instead wish to create a true home environment. We want to acclimate the animals to living in a real home situation and at the same time have ample opportunity to work with each of them on obedience and agility. We also want to create a meeting place where our volunteers can gather, take a dog out on the porch with a cup of coffee and socialize with one another and the dogs, bringing to life the home experience. All of this is to help our animals strengthen their minds and bodies so that they become productive members of the community.” — Kathy Nowakowski, Board Member and Managing Director of Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue
Big Heart Pet Brands is proud to help make this dream become a reality for the team at Heart of Niagara with the help of May’s $20,000 Heart to Paw grant.
Many employees from Big Heart Pet Brands’ Milk-Bone facility in Buffalo, NY are active volunteers at Heart of Niagara. Gary Thomas, Upstate New York Market Sales Representative, felt moved to submit the grant proposal after he saw firsthand how dedicated and devoted the Heart of Niagara team were while working with the organization last summer. Gary and the Milk-Bone crew out of Buffalo will be presenting the grant check to Heart of Niagara during the Milk-Bone-sponsored Dog Day at the Ballpark on May 17th when the Buffalo Bisons play the Toledo Mud Hens.
Big Heart Pet Brands is proud to support Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue and welcome them into our Heart to Paw family!