The Humane Society of Grand Bahama (HSGB) has received a much-needed donation to aid in the fight against overcrowding at the facility.
On July 23, Candy Kelly, vice president of Super Value food store in Nassau, presented Elizabeth “Tip” Burrows, executive director of HSGB, with a $10,000 check.
The donation was made after recent media coverage highlighted the organization’s use of euthanasia, as well as its plea for monetary assistance and public support to curb pet overpopulation.
“[Kelly’s] heard about the news coverage, was touched by our plight and reached out to us,” Burrows said.
Since the original news coverage, donations have increased, she said.
“The awareness and donations are increasing and we are really appreciative and grateful of the support we have been given and we hope it continues,” she said.
“Hopefully, the more donations that we get, the less euthanasia we have to do because it allows us to do more for the animals that come into our shelter. However, we have to stop the influx of animals that are coming in and spay/neuter is the best way to do that.”