Rep. Howard congratulates Brandywine Valley SPCA on grant

MALVERN, July 17 – Rep. Kristine Howard, D-Chester, congratulated the Brandywine Valley SPCA Animal Health Center and Animal Intake on receiving a $60,000 grant through the Municipal Assistance Program.

The BVSPCA is a veterinary clinic that provides low-cost veterinary services to the public, in addition to facilitating pet adoptions and caring for homeless pets.

“Pets are more than animals, they’re members of the family,” Howard said. “This grant helps enrich and improve the services BVSPCA provides to all the beloved pets in Chester County.”

MAP funding assists local governments in planning and efficiently implementing a variety of services and improvements, as well as the managing of development, with an emphasis on intergovernmental approaches.

“The BVSPCA is thrilled to receive this grant,” said Eli Martinez, senior director of development for the clinic. “The additional funding will provide for a teacher to focus on our humane education program, support our humane law officers as they uphold our state's animal laws, and allows the BVSPCA to provide free medical care/resources for disadvantaged pet owners in our community.”

Martinez noted these measures will help keep pets out of shelters and with their owners.