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Local animal rescue organizations receive grants from Ursula Landsrath Animal Rescue Fund

3 December 2020 Front Royal/Warren County News


The Ursula Landsrath Animal Rescue Fund and the Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties announced $46,000 in grant awards for 20 nonprofit animal rescue organizations across Virginia.

Locally, the Blue Ridge Wildlife Center was awarded a $2,000 grant for the purchase of oxygen concentrators for the Wildlife Veterinary Care Program. The Humane Society of Warren County received a $1,000 grant to operate and support its low-cost spay and neuter clinic.

According to a news release, Ursula Landsrath founded the Animal Rescue Fund of Virginia as an independent organization in 2008, distributing more than $1 million to Virginia-based animal rescue organizations before shutting down grantmaking operations in 2017. Her husband and friends created the Ursula Landsrath Animal Rescue Fund within the Community Foundation at her passing in January 2019 to ensure her grantmaking legacy.

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