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Thank you Cummings Foundation!

Dan Kielar, Pets & People President:
"We are deeply honored to receive this award. The funding will allow us to help many more people who can benefit from contact with a loving animal.  We’ve committed to expanding our work to more facilities while ensuring that our pet-and-human teams are well-qualified to carry out their healing work."

The Cummings $25 Million Grant Program supports Massachusetts nonprofits serving Middlesex, Essex, and Suffolk counties. The Woburn-based Cummings Foundation, one of the three largest private foundations in New England, is an affiliate of Cummings Properties. In addition to Pets & People, this year’s Cummings grant recipients includes a variety of causes, such as homelessness prevention, affordable housing, education, violence prevention, and food insecurity. To see the complete list of recipients, visit

"The best therapist has fur and four legs"

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