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  Image result for subaru logo vectorASPCA 2014 GRANT PROUD RECIPIENT
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue Inc. Receives $5,000 ASPCA Grant 
Monies will assist transport efforts 
October 14, 2014

Lewiston, NY — Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue announced today that they are the recipient of a $5,000 grant from the ASPCA and Subaru Rescue Ride that will assist Heart of Niagara’s shelter partners and transport partners, with monetary support to enable the transport of dogs sitting in overcrowded shelters awaiting their forever homes. 

“Our shelter partners experience overcrowding and difficult conditions. While they are doing the best they can, they reach out to us constantly to choose animals for transport to our area. These animals are unable to be placed in their area so we are moving them to where they stand a better chance to be adopted” says Kathy Nowakowski, Heart of Niagara Managing Director. “This funding will help offset some of the costs associated with the transports, giving these beautiful animals a second chance. Heart of Niagara takes great care with a pre-approval process to make sure potential fosters and adoptive families are the right fit for the animals in our care. This grant enables us to do the job we are doing every day, but at the same time, helps our shelter partners by covering some of the expenses they incur in order to get the animals ready to come to us.” 

Heart of Niagara is a not for profit companion animal rescue organization based in Niagara County whose mission is to protect the health and welfare of abandoned, unwanted, and homeless animals. They have adopted out over 235 animals to date and operate solely on donations and generous support of the public, including sponsorships and grant monies like the ASPCA and Subaru Rescue Ride. Monthly volunteer meetings take place the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 6:30pm-8pm at The First Presbyterian Church, 505 Cayuga Street, in Lewiston. Meetings are open to the public and new volunteers are always welcome. For more information, visit their website and “LIKE” them on Facebook at Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue, Inc. You may also call HON’s main number at 716-345-7129.

 


Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue 
PO Box 462 
Lewiston, NY 14092 

HON Main #: 716-345-7129 

Website: www.heartofniagara.org 
“LIKE” us on Facebook at Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue

HEART OF NIAGARA RECEIVES PETCO GRANT - MARCH 6, 2014

 Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue has been awarded a $899 grant from the Petco Foundation to be used for Rescue Dogs and Foster Behaviorial Training.  The grant will enable the rescue to obtain behavior and obedience training which ultimately helps the adoption process. Our Managing Director, Kathy Nowakowski, will be taking several behavioral classes in order to obtain her certification in Behavioral Training for Dogs. Heart of Niagara is a not for profit companion animal rescue organization based in Niagara County, whose mission is to protect the health and welfare of abandoned, unwanted, and homeless animals.  They have adopted out about 150 animals to date and operate solely on donations and the generosity and support of the public.  

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Heart of Niagara Receives Big Heart Pet Brands - Heart to Paw Grant - May 2015  

“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!

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