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Riverside’s Foster Army Animal Rescue Awarded $10,000 Grant by Mary Jo and Hank Greenberg Foundation of Beverly Hills

RIVERSIDE, CA, March 26, 2019 – Foster Army Animal Rescue (FAAR) of Riverside announced today that the nonprofit organization has received a $10,000 grant from the Mary Jo and Hank Greenberg Animal Welfare Foundation of Beverly Hills, CA.  The grant is to assist with veterinary expenses for the treatable and adoptable companion animals that FAAR takes in for foster care and rehabilitation before presenting them for adoption.  

“We are very grateful to the Greenberg Foundation for this grant,” said FAAR Executive Director Richard (Dick) Kirby, in making the announcement. “We believe all animals deserve a chance at a happy life.  Our mission is to take from animal control shelters the small pets most in need of life-saving intervention, whether they have treatable illnesses, are injured, have birth defects, or simply are elderly and go overlooked by adopters or too young to be in a shelter under state law.  Needless to say, our medical expenses are great and never-ending.”

The Greenberg Foundation was founded by the late actress Mary Jo Greenberg in her name and that of her husband, Hank Greenberg, a major-league baseball player of the 1930s and ‘40s, a Hall of Famer and team executive.  The foundation’s purpose is to support organizations that rescue and provide medical, spay-neuter, fostering and adoption services to homeless and neglected animals, especially cats and dogs. 

Foster Army Animal Rescue is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation that rescues from animal control facilities treatable companion animals at risk of euthanasia. FAAR does not have a shelter.  Instead, the organization relies on a team of foster volunteers to house and care for the animals while they’re provided with all medical and behavioral services they need, including vaccinations, microchips, and spay/neuter surgeries in order to be ready for adoption.  In the three years since its inception, FAAR has saved 560 pets. 

For more information on Foster Army Animal Rescue and pets available for adoption, visit or stop in at Foster Army Animal Rescue Thrift Store and Adoption Center at 3711 Central Ave., Riverside.