CONCORD--April 27, 2012--Merrimack County Saving Bank recently pledged $50,000 to the Concord-Merrimack County SPCA in support of its campaign to finance a new facility at 254 Clinton Street in Concord, NH. The Society’s plans include doubling the capacity for animals in need, having proper space for isolation and quarantine, adding a medical treatment suite and multi-purpose rooms for on-site humane education and new pet-owner programming. “We are delighted to participate in this project because it supports a fine and deserving organization along with countless animal lovers and caretakers,” said Paul C. Rizzi, Jr., President and CEO of Merrimack County Savings Bank. According to Heather Faria, Executive Director, “This project has been a longtime coming, and we are so proud of the confidence that Merrimack County Savings Bank has demonstrated, and their leadership in making a new home for the animals a reality. This is a wonderful start!”
The Concord-Merrimack County SPCA has been quietly fundraising for almost a year to raise money to construct a new facility, and plans to announce their progress to date at the upcoming Dinner with the Animals on May 11th. It is expected they will launch a very public fundraising campaign this summer.
About the Concord-Merrimack County SPCA
For 100 years, the Concord-Merrimack County SPCA has been dedicated to caring for abandoned and homeless pets, protecting and advocating for pets in need, and promoting the humane treatment of all animals. The SPCA helps over 1,500 animals annually, providing food, shelter, medical care and a chance for a new home. The organization’s pet adoption, pet food pantry, and humane education programs collectively touch the lives of several thousand children, adults and families each year. To learn more, please visit www.concordspca.org.