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New foundation fund supports care for homeless animals

A new agency fund at the DeKalb County Community Foundation, the Tails Humane Society Fund, will provide unrestricted financial support to Tails Humane Society to fulfill its mission and purpose, to build a compassionate community through the care of companion animals.

Assisting with the care of more than 2,400 homeless animals each year, the Tails Humane Society Fund will provide additional support to meet the ongoing needs of the shelter.

Tails Humane Society, located in DeKalb, is a limited admission animal shelter. Animals in their care receive quality medical care and shelter, giving each the best chance at adoption. These expenses include food, medication, and surgical and veterinarian bills.

Ongoing programs at the shelter and fees for service cover only a portion of the necessary funds to continue day-to-day operations and care. Additional revenue comes through fundraising and donor support.

“Through an estate gift left to us by a longtime supporter of Tails, the Tails Humane Society Fund was created,” said Tails Executive Director Michelle Groeper. “Legacy gifts such as these are instrumental to the longevity of Tails to continue its lifesaving work. We are forever grateful to this donor and the many others who continue to support our mission and purpose. Thank you!”   

Agency funds are a solution for any nonprofit organization to consider, allowing them to diversify revenue and attract future gifts. The Community Foundation handles administrative and investment responsibilities, freeing the organization to pursue its charitable mission. For additional information, or to discuss creating a fund, contact Executive Director Dan Templin at 815-748-5383 or dan@dekalbccf.org.

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