HONORING THE BRADFORD COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY AND THE AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS
(Extensions of Remarks - April 26, 2013)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E562]
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 HONORING THE BRADFORD COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY AND THE AMERICAN SOCIETY 
                FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS

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                            HON. TOM MARINO

                            of pennsylvania

                    in the house of representatives

                         Friday, April 26, 2013

  Mr. MARINO. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize the Bradford 
County Humane Society of Ulster, Pennsylvania, and the American Society 
for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), for their efforts to 
save the lives of shelter animals in my district.
   The Bradford County Humane Society provides care to homeless and 
abused pets, and investigates reports of animal cruelty in the 
community. When staff at the Humane Society realized their shelter in 
Ulster needed a new animal transport vehicle to carry out their life-
saving work more efficiently, the organization turned to the ASPCA for 
assistance.
   The ASPCA is a key player in animal welfare philanthropy, and has 
provided funds for animal welfare programs in every state. Over the 
past five years, the ASPCA has distributed nearly $55 million in grants 
to shelters and rescues across the country.
   Mr. Speaker, I am proud to announce that the Bradford County Humane 
Society of Ulster, Pennsylvania is the recipient of the ASPCA's 5,000th 
grant since 2008.
   An award of $31,500 will allow the Bradford County Humane Society to 
acquire a new animal transport van, which the organization will use to 
investigate animal cruelty cases and ferry shelter animals to a local 
veterinary clinic for spay and neuter surgeries. The new vehicle will 
reduce transportation costs and stress on animals during transit.
   On behalf of the citizens and animals of Pennsylvania, I'm proud to 
congratulate the both the Bradford County Humane Society and the ASPCA 
for their continued commitment to protecting animals.

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