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Humane Society of Southeast Missouri Celebrates Opening of Care Unit

Made possible through a $30,000 donation from Purina

Sep 21, 2017

On Sept. 19, the Humane Society of Southeast Missouri officially opened its new Care Unit, made possible by Purina. A $30,000 donation from Purina, the leading pet care company in the U.S. with a manufacturing facility in Bloomfield, Missouri, enabled the shelter to add the new 12’ x 30’ intensive care unit adjacent to the main shelter.

“The addition has been a long sought after need,” said Tracy Poston, Humane Society of Southeast Missouri Executive Director. “A unit dedicated specifically for dogs and cats needing intensive care, whether due to a communicable disease or an injury, is important for not only being able to isolate illnesses from spreading, but also for the pet’s recovery time so they can heal faster in a more relaxed environment. In doing so, we can speed their path to a loving home.”

“Purina is committed to serving the needs of communities where we live and work, with a focus on organizations that bring people and pets together,” says Jeff Goodmanson, Factory Manager at Purina’s Bloomfield facility, where Tidy Cats brand litter has been produced for over 40 years. “This expansion will go a long way to providing needed services and support for dogs and cats in the care of the Humane Society of Southeast Missouri.”