United States Department
of Agriculture • Rural Development
Contact: Alec Lloyd (517) 324-5204
CRAWFORD COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER RECEIVES $400,000 FROM USDA
EAST LANSING, July 21, 2007 – USDA Rural Development Director for Michigan Gene DeRossett today presented a $400,000 ceremonial loan check to AuSable Valley Animal Shelter at the open house for the Grayling facility.
“The amount of local support for this project has been amazing,” DeRossett said. “Crawford County now has a top-notch shelter and I am pleased we could help them achieve their goal.”
The 3,480-square-foot facility features special areas for cats and dogs, a grooming room and two isolation rooms for sick animals. Many of the items were donated by local residents.
USDA Rural Development's mission is to deliver programs in a way that will support increasing economic opportunity and improve the quality of life of rural residents. As a venture capital entity, Rural Development provides equity, liquidity, and technical assistance to finance and foster growth in homeownership, business development, and critical community and technology infrastructure. Further information on rural programs is available at a local USDA Rural Development office or by visiting USDA's web site at http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/
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