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Southern Oregon Humane Society Receives 2023 Grant from MuttNation Foundation and Tractor Supply Company Medford, OR | July 13, 2023 | Press Release T he Southern Oregon Humane Society was recently surprised with a generous $5,000 grant from Miranda Lambert’s MuttNation Foundation and Tractor Supply Company. The grant is part of the MuttNation’s Mutts Across America program that

provides a quarter-million dollars in grants annually to shelters and animal nonprofits that promote animal welfare. Three-time GRAMMY Award-winning Country

superstar Miranda Lambert’s MuttNation Foundation and Tractor Supply Company, the largest rural lifestyle retailer in the United States, teamed up for the third consecutive year to donate more than $250,000 to 52 animal shelters across the nation. Through MuttNation’s Mutts Across America program, one outstanding shelter or foster-based rescue in every state – plus Washington, D.C. and a “Wildcard” pick – are being honored with a $5,000 grant. Since the initiative’s origin nine years ago, Mutts Across America has supported more than 450 shelters with over $1.75 million in grants. SoHumane was chosen as the grant recipient for the state of Oregon in 2023. Organizations are carefully vetted based on criteria such as adoption rate, volunteerism, fiscal responsibility, advocacy, community presence, website and social media presence. This year outstanding shelters that help seniors, special needs dogs, large dogs and pit mixes; the “Love Harder” dogs that are easy to love

SoHumane receives $5,000 grant from Mutts Across America.

but hardest to get adopted are being recognized. There is no application process for Mutts Across America, and the recipients are given no advance notice before receiving the award. “We are deeply honored to have been selected by MuttNation to receive this incredible gift,” stated Karen Evans, SoHumane Executive Director. “As we celebrate 95 years of operation, these much needed funds will enable us provide even more care to the homeless animals in our community.” SoHumane’s Mission Statement is “To improve the lives of pets and people through sustainable programs of education, adoptions and spay/neutering.” n


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