Purina delivers $25,000 in grants to area nonprofits

A $15,000 donation was made to Lakeshore Humane Society.

Team members from Purina in Dunkirk recently delivered $25,000 in local donations to support important initiatives in Chautauqua County. Lakeshore Humane Society received $15,000 to assist with facility upgrades while the Literacy Volunteers of Chautauqua County (LVCC) accepted a $10,000 donation to support local literacy programs.

Lakeshore Humane Society is dedicated to helping protect the welfare of all animals. Lakeshore Humane Society has been a staple of the Dunkirk community since 1980, connecting people and pets, and offering low-cost spay and neuter services. The grant will provide a refresh of the common and animal intake spaces within the building and support an expansion of the parking lot and outdoor space, allowing for greater accommodation of guests for community events.

“We are forever grateful to the presence of Purina Dunkirk and their collaborative work with the Lakeshore Humane Society,” stated Susan Stryborski, a volunteer with Lakeshore. “We appreciate all the good you do for our organization, animals and their families.”

LVCC is dedicated to changing lives through literacy. The grant from Purina will allow the organization to provide tutoring sessions at convenient locations, including the Purina Dunkirk facility, LVCC’s Education Center and local libraries.

“We are honored to accept this donation from Purina as it will help us make a difference in the community,” said Julie LaGrow, executive director for LVCC. “Purina’s investment in our organization will have a tremendous impact and will contribute to a thriving environment for people and pets. We look forward to using the funds to expand our local literacy programs.”

Literacy Volunteers of Chautauqua County received $10,000.

Purina provides annual donations to organizations who work to positively impact its operating communities.

In the last five years, Purina has contributed more than $150 million to organizations focused on making a difference for pets, people and the planet. The Purina Dunkirk factory employs more than 500 local associates.

“At Purina, we focus on crafting the best quality food for pets, but we are just as passionate about the communities where we serve,” said Anthony De La O, Purina Dunkirk factory manager. “We are thrilled to support Lakeshore Humane Society and the Literacy Volunteers of Chautauqua County and we’re grateful for what the important work they do in our community.”

To learn more about causes Purina supports, visit purina.com/partnerships.


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