Press Room

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

MEDIA CONTACT:

Barry KuKes

Community Outreach Director                       

Halifax Humane Society

(386) 274-4703  Ext. 320

BarryK@HalifaxHumaneSociety.org

 

 

Dog with acid burns brought to Halifax Humane Society

DAYTONA BEACH, FL – February 14, 2018 –The Halifax Humane Society, Inc. received a 3-year old male Carolina dog on February 9, 2018. The dog named Triumph, had chemical burns on the left side of it’s body and face. Triumph has undergone numerous treatments by the HHS veterinarian staff and is now on the adoption floor and ready for his forever home.

HHS has no information as to the how Triumph was injured. Anyone with information about the mistreatment of this dog should contact the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office or HHS.

For any additional information, please contact Barry KuKes, Community Outreach Director at 386-274-4703 Ext. 320 / BarryK@HalifaxHumaneSociety.org.

(images and video of Triumph are available)

 

 

NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release

HALIFAX HUMANE SOCIETY RECEIVES $150,000 GRANT FROM PETSMART CHARITIES® TO BUILD/IMPROVE/RENOVATE ITS SHELTER AND SUPPORT LOCAL DAYTONA BEACH, FL PETS IN NEED

February 21, 2018— Daytona Beach, FL – Today, Halifax Humane Society announced its receipt of a new $150,000 grant from PetSmart Charities, the leading funder of animal welfare in North America. The grant is designed to help Halifax Humane Society to improve its shelter facilities by renovating the 60-year old main campus building.

Halifax Humane Society has been planning this capital project since March 2015 and is excited to be breaking ground on February 22, 2018. The renovated building will help homeless pets to thrive by providing more user-friendly facilities, enhanced adoption areas, get acquainted rooms, and more.

 “The PetSmart Charities grant has helped us close in on our $3.6 million-dollar goal to complete this final phase of our Reimaging the Future Capital Campaign.  The first phase was the addition of a public dog park, followed by the new Lee C. & Patricia Culler Boarding, Grooming and Travel Center. The final phase of the campaign is to renovate our 60-year old main campus building with the improvements needed to better serve the animals, our customers, and our community,” said Pam Clayton, Chief Financial Development Officer

Most animal welfare agencies rely on donations and grants to sustain their efforts to help pets in need, meaning that finding the funding needed for inevitable repairs and renovations to their sheltering facilities can be challenging.  That’s why PetSmart Charities identified this as an area of great need to its adoption partners and grantees and developed this new grant category.

“PetSmart Charities is thrilled to continue working with the Halifax Humane Society, Inc. to help pets and pet parents in need in Volusia County,” said Sima Thakkar, regional relationship manager at PetSmart Charities. “By supporting the renovation and expansion of a passionate animal welfare organizations like theirs, we hope to reduce pet homelessness across the country.” 

Capital grants are just one of PetSmart Charities’ ten grant categories designed to support animal welfare organizations and nonprofits as part of their newly expanded mission to find lifelong loving homes for all pets by supporting programs that bring people and pets together. Funding from PetSmart Charities is helping to ensure organizations have the resources they need to provide shelter facilities that are clean, warm, safe and welcoming as they care for homeless pets in need until they are ready to be placed up for adoption and find their forever home.

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About Halifax Humane Society, Inc.:

Halifax Humane Society, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) private nonprofit organization founded in 1937 and located in Volusia County. As an open-door animal shelter serving our community for 80 years, finding homes for animals through innovative programs helps us continue to service over

25,000 animals annually. As the voice for animals in the community, the Society (equipped with a high volume spay/neuter clinic) aids in protecting animals from cruel and neglectful treatment, provides happy homes to thousands of four legged friends, and educates the community with a wide variety of services and programs. For more information, visit HalifaxHumaneSociety.org and HHSFuture.org.

 

About PetSmart Charities®
PetSmart Charities, Inc. is a nonprofit animal welfare organization with a mission to find lifelong, loving homes for all pets by supporting programs and thought leadership that bring people and pets together.  In addition to finding homes for almost 500,000 shelter pets each year through its in-store adoption program in all PetSmart stores across the U.S. and Puerto Rico, PetSmart Charities provides funding to non-profits aligned with its mission through four key areas of grant support:  Preventing Pet Homelessness; Helping Shelter Pets Thrive; Supporting the Bond Between People and Pets; and Emergency Relief and Disaster Support. Each year, millions of generous PetSmart shoppers help pets in need by donating to PetSmart Charities using the pin pads at checkout registers inside PetSmart stores.  In turn, PetSmart Charities efficiently uses 90 cents of every dollar donated and has become the leading funder of animal welfare in North America, donating about $300 million to date. PetSmart Charities, a 501(c)(3) organization, has received the Four Star Rating from Charity Navigator, an independent organization that reports on the effectiveness, accountability and transparency of nonprofits, for the past 14 years in a row -- placing it among the top one percent of charities rated by this organization.  To learn more visit www.petsmartcharities.org


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Press Contact:

Barry KuKes

Community Outreach Director

Halifax Humane Society, Inc.

386-274-4703 x320

BarryK@HalifaxHumaneSociety.org

 

 

 

 

 

Halifax Humane Society Presents the 2018 Ruff Ride for the Animals Poker Run

 

DAYTONA BEACH, FL – Halifax Humane Society is proud to present its 2018 Ruff Ride for the Animals on Thursday, March 15th, 2018. Registration begins at 12:00pm at the shelter located at 2364 W. LPGA Blvd. Riders must be checked in by 5:00pm and arrive at The Iron Horse by 8:00pm to be included in the poker tournament.  Fabulous prizes will be awarded for the best and worst hands. Proceeds benefit our community’s animals. This event is sponsored in part by Politis & Matovina.

The poker run stops include the Halifax Humane Society (ride starts at shelter), Bruce Rossmeyer’s New Smyrna Harley Davidson, Outriggers Tiki Bar and Grille, The Original First Turn, LuLu’s Oceanside Grill, and The World Famous Iron Horse Saloon (ride concludes here).

Advanced registration tickets (/Ruff-Ride-Poker-Run-Bike-Week-2018-8-16.html) are $25 per person. On-site registration tickets the day of the event are $30 per person. Donations are strongly encouraged. All tickets will include a limited-edition t-shirt, 1 poker hand, a drink, and a barbecue dinner reception at the Iron Horse Saloon.

  

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About Halifax Humane Society 

Halifax Humane Society is a 501(c)(3) private nonprofit organization servicing the Greater Daytona Beach area in Volusia County, Florida since 1937.  It exists to protect animals from cruel, neglectful, and exploitative treatment.  Halifax Humane Society is an open-door animal shelter that refuses service to no animal in need. 

 

As one of the largest humane societies in Florida, Halifax Humane Society provides a full array of humane programs that allow it to provide service to over 25,000 animals each year.  Through generous donations of time and money, the Halifax Humane Society provides shelter for lost and abandoned animals, delivers humane education to its citizens, creates a pet-friendly environment in its local community, and prevents overpopulation of animals by offering affordable spay/neuter opportunities.

 

Those interested in learning more about the Halifax Humane Society can visit www.halifaxhumanesociety.org.

 Additional information, graphics, and/or photos can be obtained by contacting Barry KuKes at 386-274-4703 ext. 320, or via email at BarryK@HalifaxHumaneSociety.org.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Halifax Humane Society Announces Ribbon Cutting Dedication of the Lee C. & Patricia Culler Boarding, Grooming and Travel Center

 

DAYTONA BEACH, FL – The second stage of the reimagining capital campaign for the Halifax Humane Society is scheduled to be dedicated on September 7, 2017 at 10:00 am. The Lee C. & Patricia Culler Boarding, Grooming and Travel Center follows the opening of the Community Dog Park that opened in 2016.

 

“The Boarding, Grooming and Travel Center completion marks a pivotal step towards helping fulfill our reimagined future and the impact it will have across the community. The center will be a unique addition to our campus, as this is the first boarding and grooming travel center in the nation for a non-profit animal shelter. One that will provide our community with an affordable resource while helping sustain revenue for the facility for years to come’, said Miguel Abi-hassan, CEO.

 

The Boarding, Grooming, and Travel Center is conveniently located at the I-95 and LPGA Blvd. exit just 0.3 miles to the entrance. The center includes restrooms for people, vending machines, information to aid travelers in finding pet friendly hotels, restaurants, parks, etc. For the animals, the center offers boarding and grooming services as well as access to the fenced in community dog park with small and large dog sections.

 

The boarding center will be open 7-days a week from 7:30 am to 6:00. Boarding will be available for a daily rate. Boarded dogs play in a secured grass area daily. Owners are encouraged to bring food for their pets. Boarding is available for dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, critters (rabbits, Guinea pigs) etc.

 

The grooming portion of the center will be open 3-days a week and grooming is by appointment only. A full-line of grooming services are offered including puppy cuts, flea baths, basic grooming cuts, deluxe cuts, bathing, nail clipping and more.

 

The Boarding, Grooming and Travel Center was made possible in part by the naming donor Lee C. & Patricia Culler.  Mrs. Culler said, “I am pleased to be able to fund the grooming and boarding facility. My late husband Lee Cunningham Culler, always instilled in my daughter and myself that it is important to give back to the community that has always been good to us. In his memory, we are proud to honor him in this way.”

 

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About Halifax Humane Society

                                               

Halifax Humane Society is a 501(c)(3) private nonprofit organization servicing the Greater Daytona Beach area in Volusia County, Florida since 1937.  It exists to protect animals from cruel, neglectful, and exploitative treatment.  Halifax Humane Society is an open-door animal shelter that refuses service to no animal in need. 

 

As one of the largest humane societies in Florida, Halifax Humane Society provides a full array of humane programs that allow it to provide service to over 25,000 animals each year.  Through generous donations of time and money, the Halifax Humane Society provides shelter for lost and abandoned animals, delivers humane education to its citizens, creates a pet-friendly environment in its local community, and prevents overpopulation of animals by offering affordable spay/neuter opportunities.

 

Those interested in learning more about the Halifax Humane Society can visit www.halifaxhumanesociety.org.

 Additional information, graphics, and/or photos can be obtained by contacting Barry KuKes at 386-274-4703 ext. 320, or via email at Barryk@halifaxhumanesociety.org

 

 

 

 

For Media Inquiries:

Barry KuKes

Community Outreach Director

BarryK@halifaxhumanesociety.org

386-274-4703 ext. 320