Lariccias save Animal Charity humane agent's job


Animal Charity expects to reinstate its humane department thanks to a contribution from philanthropists Tony and Mary Lariccia.

After reading a story in Wednesday’s Vindicator about the agency eliminating humane services because of financial problems, the couple offered their assistance.

“We’ll provide $50,000 every year until they can get on their feet.” Mary Lariccia said.

Tony Lariccia said he didn’t want there to be no one to help innocent animals that are abused or neglected.

Gary Pilcher, chairman of the Animal Charity board, said the agency would hire a humane agent soon, possibly this week.

The donation also means that the agency can make this week’s payroll.

“They literally saved us,” Pilcher said.

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