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.
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.