Angels of Assisi receives $500,000 grant to continue its work helping animals

Organization helps animals in Roanoke and the surrounding communities

ROANOKE, Va. – A Roanoke nonprofit animal shelter just received a huge grant to continue its work.

Angels of Assisi announced Monday that it received a $500,000 grant from Petco Love.

The money will help fund Angels’ new facility that’s under construction, which will cost roughly $3 million. This sizable investment could get them there even sooner.

“It helps us keep more people with their pets and help more pets in this community. The new facility is going to be even larger. We’re going to go from two exam rooms to six our surgical suite’s going to be even bigger, so it’s going to enable us to help even more pets in the community,” said Dayna Reynolds, director of communications for Angels of Assisi.

“With the support of Petco Love, Angels of Assisi will be able to continue and expand our lifesaving work through our new Community Pet Hospital and Adoption Center,” said Angels of Assisi executive director Lisa O’Neill. “The new facility will enable our team to improve the lives of pets in need as well as the lives of people who love their pets.”

The new building, which is across from the fire station at the corner of Elm Avenue and Franklin Road, is expected to be completed the end of the year.

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