Commissioners provide aid to Griffin Pond Animal Shelter

Commissioners Provide Aid to Griffin Pond Animal Shelter

The Lackawanna County Commissioners presented a $200,000 American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) check to the Griffin Pond Animal Shelter/Humane Society of Lackawanna County.  The much-needed resources will provide finances for the organization to cover staff costs, supplies, medicine, and general operations.  Like all small, non-profits, Griffin Pond was negatively impacted tremendously during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The organization is still experiencing some difficulties in the aftermath.  Aside from the aforementioned uses for the grant, the resources will also assist with: adopting safer operating procedures, dealing with general emergencies, adjusting for any closings due to weather, and continuing existing services. 

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PIctured from left to right, Commissioner Jerry Notarianni, Commissioner Debi Domenick, Commissioner Chris Chermak, Sherry Crolly, Development Director of the Humane Society of Lackawanna County/Griffin Pond Animal Shelter; and Brenda Sacco, the County’s Economic Development Director.