Coined the “Little Engine that Could,” Independence Animal Services’ efforts in 2011 have paid off – to the tune of $20,000.

Coined the “Little Engine that Could,” Independence Animal Services’ efforts in 2011 have paid off – to the tune of $20,000.


In an impromptu celebration at the Independence Health Department early this afternoon, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals announced the Independence Animal Shelter as the winner of the Midwest Region portion of the ASPCA $100K Challenge to Save More Lives. That distinction came with a $20,000 grant that will go toward saving more animals’ lives.  


In August, Independence received a $5,000 grant from the ASPCA for increasing adoptions that month compared with the same period in 2010.


Check out Thursday’s Examiner for more on this story.