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Scranton CCC Supports Local Animal Shelter

May 15, 2023 12:00 AM
By: DOC Staff

Scranton CCC's Bill Barrager stands with volunteers from the University of Scranton behind a table full of donations

For the month of April 2023, the Scranton CCC collected more than $1,000 worth of items for the Griffin Pond Animal Shelter (GPAS), including food for cats and dogs, cleaning supplies, toys and more.Griffin Pond’s mission is to prevent, investigate, and help prosecute cruelty to animals while also promoting adoption awareness and humane education plus responsible pet ownership. The organization promotes this all while caring for the animals surrendered to the shelter until they find new loving homes.

Griffin Pond Animal Shelter was established as the Humane Society of Lackawanna County in 1938 to provide shelter for homeless, unwanted and abused animals. The shelter cares for well over 200 animals on a daily basis, which is a considerable cost when you consider how much staff, food, medicine and supplies the shelter requires to operate. It also provides for animals that are sick, elderly and injured that are in our custody due to various reasons such as owner surrender and cruelty case investigations.

When Scranton CCC staff dropped off the donations, they were greeted by students from the University of Scranton’s Center for Diversity and Inclusion. The students were helping with the shelter by cleaning, stocking and walking animals. They helped unload the supplies donated by Scranton CCC.

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