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CareSource Grant To SICSA Helps People And Pets


The Society for the Improvement for Conditions for Stray Animals has been serving the Miami Valley since the early 1970s. SICSA’s new Pet Adoption and Wellness Center opened in late 2018. It’s designed to provide essential services to people and pets affected by crisis situations.

“People in crisis should not have to choose between providing care for their pets and getting the assistance they need,” says SICSA President, Nora Vondrell.

She says their work during the COVID crisis is just another extension of the animal welfare work the organization has been providing since 1974. Vondrell says during the COVID-19 outbreak the center has seen a big increase in people looking for help with their pets - more than 400 calls in the last month.

To help in fulfilling more of those requests, the CareSource foundation recently gave SICSA $5000 dollars to help in their work.

“The CareSource Foundation said you know this is a fit. They too, recognize the importance that the pets play in the mental health of humans.”

The CareSource funds will help SICSA in providing pet food and supplies to people in need, help pay for pet boarding services for people who are hospitalized or seeking treatment, or who may be trying to leave a domestic violence situation.

Learn more on their website, SISCA.Org.