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My Sister’s Closet CEO fulfills $ 1 million pledge to Arizona Humane Society
Even during these unprecedented times, Ann Siner has not stopped giving to a number of causes that are near and dear to her heart and that includes animals. As the longtime CEO and Founder of My Sister’s Closet, My Sister’s Attic, Well Suited and My Sisters’ Charities Thrift Store, Siner has once again reached into her own pocket to donate hundreds of thousands of dollars to help Arizona’s homeless pets.
On Saturday, April 17th at 11:00 a.m. Siner, who is also on the board of directors and committee for the Arizona Humane Society, will proudly make her final $100,000 donation to Arizona Humane Society as part of $1 million pledge she undertook in 2018.
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The big check presentation will take place outside the My Sister’s Closet’s Lincoln Village store located at 6204 N. Scottsdale Rd. in Scottsdale. As part of the check presentation, light bites and refreshments will be offered, as well the Arizona Humane Society will also have animals on site who need adoption.
“I couldn’t be prouder to be part of this campaign and support the Arizona Humane Society. I am 100-percent behind them and everything they do. Animals are my life’s work and I wanted to really make a difference,” said Ann Siner, CEO and Founder of Eco Chic Consignments. “Our million-dollar donation gets AHS closer to fulfilling the dream of the new Central Campus and Animal Medical Center and that will ultimately save the lives of hundreds of thousands more animals in the process.”
To meet the needs of the growing community and to continue saving the lives of homeless pets, the Arizona Humane Society (AHS) has proposed a new Central Campus and Animal Medical Center, expanding medical and behavioral programming, adoption and outreach efforts and providing a regional level of comprehensive care for the most vulnerable pets – the sick, injured, abused and abandoned. The Central Campus and Animal Medical Center will mark a new era for animal welfare in Arizona.
“Ann, Tess and the team behind Eco-Chic Consignments, Inc. are not only an integral part of this community, but their philanthropic generosity has helped transform our community for homeless pets, and for that we are grateful,” said Dr. Steven Hansen, Arizona Humane Society President and CEO. “As a longstanding friend, partner and donor to the Arizona Humane Society they have donated millions to our pets and lifesaving programs. Their $1 million gift to AHS’ proposed Central Campus & Animal Medical Center is not only a testament to the worthiness of this project, but exemplifies their generosity, leadership and compassion and puts us one step closer to our vision of creating a sustainable, long-term system of care for the most vulnerable animals in the Valley, while combating pet overpopulation and keeping pets in homes.”
Currently, AHS’ trauma hospital and acute medical care programs operate from the same facility opened 64 years ago. While AHS and its standards of care have evolved, the physical structure at Sunnyslope has not. In sum, it is an aged, undersized, outdated, inefficient, and partially dilapidated structure. To end animal suffering and needless euthanasia, AHS must construct a new campus that makes possible an unprecedented level of comprehensive medical and behavioral care.
The new Central Campus will be established near the juncture of the 202 and 143 freeways. A regional hub for comprehensive services, the Center will deliver acute medical and trauma care, behavior rehabilitation, rescue and cruelty investigations, adoption resources, and education programs.
To date, AHS has secured $16.6 million in cash pledges and $1 million in in-kind services. With the funds already secured, AHS has purchased the land and began working with Animal Arts, an architecture company specializing in animal shelter design, to create the new facility. Those interested can learn more at www.azhumane.org/campaigntotransform.