Lakes Region Humane Society (LRHS) has been providing a safe and compassionate shelter for lost, abused or unwanted animals since 1995. Like many local nonprofits, the pandemic has created an increase in need and decrease in funding for the Society.
Fortunately, LRHS has been able to care for cats and dogs in need and to continue to promote the health and welfare of animals through community outreach and education due in part to generous donations by the public and a Paycheck Protection Program loan through Meredith Village Savings Bank (MVSB).
As Executive Director Megan Williams noted, thanks to the exhaustive efforts of the MVSB Commercial Lending team, they are able to continue their work, including assisting a cat and her four 2-week old kittens that recently arrived at the shelter. “Getting approved for this loan meant the world to our little organization. I’ve been holding my breath for a while and this is refreshing. MVSB has been there for us at every turn and even though this loan plan was changing hourly, the dedicated MVSB team pulled it off!”
While the Society is fortunate to receive donations from the community, much of their fee-based income has been compromised. Thanks to this loan, they can continue to support the animals of our local community. Those interested in supporting their work can donate directly on the Lakes Region Humane Society website at www.lrhs.net.
Meredith Village Savings Bank (MVSB) has been able to help support many local nonprofits and businesses with the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan as offered through the CARES Act, and implemented by the Small Business Administration (SBA). MVSB commercial lenders have assisted with 589 loans amounting to over $50 Million in funding and financial relief to our local business partners.
Lakes Region Humane Society (LRHS) works with the surrounding towns of Tuftonboro, Ossipee, Wolfeboro, Wakefield, and Effingham to take in pets who are surrendered by their owners or brought in as strays. LRHS ensures that once a pet is checked into their shelter, he/she receives quality food, shelter, grooming, enrichment, medical assistance and love while they seek out a perfect forever home for him/her. Every pet adopted out from LRHS is fully vaccinated, spayed/neutered and healthy. LRHS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and receives no federal or state funding. The organization is run strictly on donations raised by their Board of Directors.