Clipper Distributing awards $50,000 to 5 US animal shelters

dvm360 Staff

All winning animal shelters received $10,000 and were selected based on essays written about their plans to launch animal-health initiatives for shelter and rescue pets.

Clipper Distributing Company, LLC, the master distributor for Churu Veterinarian Formula and founder of the Churu Vet Feline Fund, awarded a total of $50,000 (Each shelter received $10,000) to 5 animal shelters—Nevada SPCA, UC Davis Orphan Kitten Project, KC Pet Project, Tupelo-Lee Humane Society, and Franklin County Humane Society.

“We know fundraising has been difficult during this pandemic,” says Kevin Speltz, president, and CEO of Clipper Distributing in a company release. “The winning facilities will be able to create new programs and expand their resources, while also utilizing Churu Veterinarian Formula to help improve the lives of cats in their care.”

The Churu Feline Fund was established to assist animal shelters and rescue facilities coast-to-coast with the cost of caring for animals in need. According to the release, the winners were carefully selected after submitting essays that detailed their plans on using the funds to advance shelter and rescue animal care.

Additionally, the winners were each presented with a $10,000 check during individually held check presentation events. All 5 recipients share a common goal of fostering impactful initiatives ranging from building life-saving facilities and processes to cultivating enrichment programs to better socialize kittens and provide fosters with necessary supplies.

“We are privileged to be part of awarding these shelters in need. We hope these funds, along with the use of Churu Vet, will help shelters foster and home more kittens and cats in the future, and help promote veterinary care throughout their lives,” says Jane Brunt, DVM, executive director of the CATalyst Council and member of the Churu Vet Feline Fund judging panel.

To learn more about Clipper Distributing and its fund, go here.