Cattlemen give hand to animal shelter

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The Kentucky Cattlemen’s Foundation announced Tuesday of last week that the Marion County Animal Shelter will receive $500 from the Animal Shelter Assistance program. In addition to this funding, the Marion County Cattlemen’s Association donated another $250 to the shelter.
The Animal Shelter Assistance program was funded this year from a donation made by Boyle County cattle farmer Jim Gage. Gage realizes the importance of helping your local animal shelters and knows that both farmers and shelters are in the business of taking care of animals.
“I like donating to local animal shelters because I can see the animals and know who my donation is helping,” states Gage.
Kaye Turpin, Marion County Animal Control officer, is very thankful to receive the extra funding.
“We are so excited to be able to use this money because it will give us more time taking care of the animals and less time working with old equipment,” said Turpin.
The group intends to use the money to replace an outdated computer that is unable to meet the current needs of the shelter.
The Marion County Cattlemen’s were very happy to step up and help the animal shelter with additional funding to make sure they were able to get everything they needed.
“We help many groups across the county and this shelter is an easy fit for the work we do,” stated Gene Lanham, Marion County Cattlemen’s Association president.
If you would like to make a donation to Marion County Animal Shelter, please contact them at (270) 692-0464 for more information. The shelter is always in need of cleaning supplies, monetary donations and homes for their pets.
In its first year the Animal Shelter Assistance program received 22 applications from across the state and plans to continue the program in the future.

Editor’s note: The Kentucky Cattlemen’s Foundation mission is to pursue opportunities that promote the profitability of the cattle industry in Kentucky through educational and philanthropic endeavors. For more information visit www.kycattle.org or call (859) 278-0899.
The Marion County Animal Shelter advocates the compassionate treatment of  animals; educates the community on responsible pet ownership and provides professional animals services for Marion and Washington Counties.