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San Diego Humane Society receives $20K in grants

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The San Diego Humane Society and SPCA Wednesday announced a pair of $20,000 grants from the Ellen Browning Scripps Foundation.

One of the grants will pay for a new air-conditioning system in the animal intake area of the society's Escondido location. The other will fund specialized veterinary services that are outsourced for animals in need of extra care.

"We are fortunate to be equipped to treat complicated medical conditions, and this donation will allow us to do even more for animals in need of specialized treatments," said Dr. Gary Weitzman, president and CEO of the Humane Society.

"It's our priority to provide animals who come through our doors with the necessary medical care, so we can get them into homes, where they belong," Weitzman said. "We can do much more together than we can alone, and that's why we're sincerely grateful for our longstanding partnership with the Ellen Browning Scripps Foundation. It's a partnership that has created a brighter future for thousands of animals."

He said many shelters in the county are working with limited resources. The Escondido facility took in 5,500 animals last year, according to the Humane Society.

The foundation that provided the funding is named after Ellen Browning Scripps, who donated money in 1924 to create what is now Scripps Health.

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