Dane County Humane Society Receives $5,000 AT&T Cares Award Thanks to AT&T Pioneers in Wisconsin
Award will continue growing the Dane County Humane Society’s lifesaving program for animals in its care
MADISON, Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016 – Dane County Humane Society (DCHS) will continue to grow its lifesaving work for animals thanks to a $5,000 AT&T Cares Award.
The organization was nominated for the award by the Wisconsin Chapter of the AT&T Pioneers, a volunteer organization comprised of AT&T employees and retirees working to help make a difference in their communities. AT&T Pioneers volunteer at DCHS and were inspired by the spirit of hundreds of volunteers who help the organization.
“We are truly thankful to the AT&T Pioneers for this generous recognition and support to help grow our lifesaving work for animals in Dane County,” said Pam McCloud Smith, executive director, Dane County Humane Society. “Thanks to this AT&T Cares donation, we can find more new homes for more animals. This is really great news.”
Dane County Humane Society is a private, non-profit open admission shelter saving all of the healthy and treatable animals who come into its care. About 9,000 animals, including companion animals, exotic species, farm animals and orphaned or injured wildlife, pass through its doors every year. DCHS accepts all animals that need assistance no matter their age, health status, or temperament. In addition, DCHS guarantees that all healthy companion animals and those with treatable medical/behavioral conditions will find new homes.
“This AT&T Cares donation will help Dane County Humane Society improve the lives of more animals and the people who welcome them into new, caring homes,” said Scott T. VanderSanden, president of AT&T Wisconsin. “The AT&T Pioneers in Wisconsin continue to step forward by volunteering and supporting important community initiatives here in Dane County and throughout the state. We are proud of their volunteer leadership that helps make a difference for people throughout Wisconsin. ”
“Dane County Humane Society continues to do remarkable work to provide shelter to animals in need in Madison and throughout Dane County. This contribution is great news because it will help the Humane Society save more animals and find them good homes,” said Wisconsin State Representative Chris Taylor. “We appreciate the volunteer efforts of the AT&T Pioneers. Initiatives like this help improve the quality of life for our residents and the animals who become part of their families.”
To learn more about Dane County Humane Society, log on to: www.GiveShelter.org.