Land trust awards money to animal groups |

Land trust awards money to animal groups

The Nevada County Land Trust has selected four animal organizations to receive grant funding from the Al Salter Fund for the Benefit of Animals.

It is the land trust’s first attempt to issue money for animal use since Salter bequested his property to the land trust five years ago.

Original plans to turn Salter’s estate into a dog park were abandoned after a managing organization to run the park could not be found. The land trust sold the property last year for $600,000.

A committee chose four out of 15 applicants to receive a total of $22,500 this year.

Sammie’s Friends will receive $10,000 for animal medical care and Animal Save will receive $5,000 for pet food distribution. The City of Grass Valley was awarded $5,000 for costs associated with dog use at Condon Park and New Dawn Dog Rescue will get $2,500 for dog rescue and home placement.

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