By Gail Humphrey
The Proactive Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) of Benton County is proud to announce the receipt of a grant in the amount of $1,000 from Camden Walmart. PAWS is a non-profit that was established in April of this year to assist the Benton County Animal Shelter (BCAS) in their efforts to help stray and unwanted pets find appropriate homes.
PAWS plans to help raise much-needed funds for veterinarian bills, spay and neuter programs, vaccinations, and supplies that ultimately will benefit county pet owners who need assistance in keeping their pets. PAWS intends to help decrease the number of pets that arrive at BCAS through no fault of their own.
The Walmart corporation believes that strengthening local communities creates value for their business as well as society. That’s why it empowers each Walmart store, Sam’s Club, and distribution center to support their communities through local donations, fundraising, and participation in corporate cause-marketing campaigns.
Each year, the Camden Walmart awards local cash grants to area organizations ranging from $250 to $5,000 through the Walmart Community Grant Program. These grants are designed to address the unique needs of communities such as Benton County. In 2021, Walmart stores and Sam’s Clubs provided more than $45 million in local grants.
The officers and members of PAWS, BCAS staff, and all the pets we support offer a sincere “Thank you!” to Camden Walmart for its generosity. The Walmart grant will go a long way in helping pets and pet owners in Benton County.