The Animal Rescue League of Berks County was awarded a $3000 Mutts Across America grant from MuttNation Foundation, an organization working to end pet suffering and homelessness in the U.S. and abroad, founded by country music star Miranda Lambert.
MNF created Mutts Across America in 2013 to recognize and support one shelter in each state. To be considered for the grant, shelters had to meet criteria that aligned with MNF’s own philosophies including: high volunteerism, fiscal responsibility, community education, current and modern marketing, advocates of spay/neuter/vaccines, and more.
“We were so surprised to receive this gift,” said ARL Director of Development, Ashley Mikulsky, “Unlike many grants, this was not one we could apply for. MNF did their own research and we are thrilled that they found that our mission and operations matched their criteria. We know we do an amazing job for Berks County’s animals, but it is always nice to be recognized for that work.”
The Animal Rescue League of Berks County is the only open admission shelter in Berks County accepting more than 10,000 animals annually. The shelter provides adoption programs, spay/neuter clinics, community outreach, education, animal welfare investigation, and more. The ARL’s mission is to impact all aspects of humane treatments of animals through quality service, accommodation and education of pet owners and the community.