PLEASANTON, Calif., Nov. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To honor their great work and help them to continue their lifesaving, Maddie's Fund has awarded $10,000 grants to three animal welfare organizations, Petaluma Animal Services, Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch and Wine Country Animal Lovers, in the fire stricken regions of Napa and Lake Counties in California.
"A grant from Maddie's Fund will go a long way to help injured animals," says Pam Ingalls, Board President, Wine Country Animal Lovers. "This unexpected funding will greatly assist in our ability to provide financial assistance to many veterinarians and clinics who are working hard to treat the animals injured by the fire."
"So this happened – it truly made our day – our year!" said Valerie Fausone, Director of Dog Training and Behavior at Petaluma Animal Services, upon receiving news of the grant. "We all work so hard and hope for the best, so to receive a phone call like this is unexpected and truly amazing! We are so thankful to Maddie's Fund."
"We are very touched and honored to be included in the Maddie's Fund family. Your support will help us to continue to save the lives of dogs and cats in Napa and Lake Counties," said Amy McGuire, Director of Advancement, Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch.
"Thanks to Maddie, we know the comfort and joy that companion animals can bring to their family, even during stressful times. We are honored to be able to help by providing this funding," says Mary Ippoliti-Smith, Maddie's Fund Executive Leadership Team. "And we are so grateful for the way the community at large and other animal welfare organizations have reached out to help ease the emotional burden for these families while they rebuild," she continued.
About Maddie's Fund
Maddie's Fund is a family foundation founded in 1994 by Workday co-founder Dave Duffield and his wife, Cheryl, who have endowed the Foundation with more than $300 million. Since then, they have awarded more than $172 million in grants toward increased community lifesaving, shelter medicine education, and pet adoptions across the U.S. The Duffields named Maddie's Fund after their Miniature Schnauzer Maddie, who always made them laugh and comforted them during stressful business times when Dave was launching a startup software company. Maddie was with Dave and Cheryl from 1987 – 1997 and continues to inspire them today.
Maddie's Fund is the fulfillment of a promise to an inspirational dog and the creation of a goal towards achieving a no-kill nation where all healthy and treatable shelter dogs and cats are guaranteed a loving home. #ThanksToMaddie
Contact: Sharon Fletcher
SOURCE Maddie's Fund