Indiana Grand Racing & Casino recently made a $2,500 donation to the Shelbyville-Shelby County Animal Shelter, dedicated to assisting cats and dogs in the area.
“Animal shelters in the area were hit hard in 2020 due to the pandemic and their numbers have continued to increase as a result, which has put a great strain on a lot of the facilities in the area,” said Mike Rich, Senior Vice President and General Manager. “We recognized these hardships and wanted to step in to provide some monetary relief for several shelters in the area, including the facility in Shelbyville. We are proud to continue our partnership with an organization that is so committed to their mission of assisting unwanted animals.”
The Shelby County Animal Shelter receive strays, getting them off the streets and send them through a spay/neuter program before setting them up for adoption into new homes. The shelter is equipped with an outdoor walking trail, in addition to a waterfall. The area provides a play area for the canine residents, ideal for interaction with potential adoption families and volunteers.
“We will use this money for much needed dog beds and cat towers,” said Chris Browder, administrative assistant of the facility. “We will also use some of the funds for the exterior of our property. Spring always presents us with projects to fix. We want to beautify our facility and make it as inviting as possible, and we always welcome people in to adopt or to volunteer.”