SECO Energy’s Pennies from Heaven program has donated $12,305 to local animal shelters and rescues. In February, the not-for-profit electric cooperative announced that for every new Surge MitiGator meter-based surge protection lease enrollment or purchase, members could choose a shelter or rescue to receive a $5 donation on their behalf.
Between February 1 to June 15, 2,461 members enrolled in SECO’s Surge MitiGator surge protection product that resulted in a total donation of $12,305 in Citrus, Lake, Marion and Sumter Counties. The total allocated in Sumter County is $3,000 donated to the shelters listed below:
Sumter County Animal Control – $1,000
YOUR Humane Society SPCA of Sumter County, Inc. – $2,000
Assistant County Administrator Stephen Kennedy is grateful for SECO Energy’s generosity. Mr. Kennedy stated, “Sumter County is thrilled to receive SECO’s donation to our Animal Services program. Sumter County is an open admission no-kill shelter that receives nearly 2,000 domestic animals annually. Those animals include owner surrender animals, strays, injured animals and animal cruelty investigations. Through solid partnerships with animal rescues, local adoptions, and our stakeholders’ commitment to animal welfare, we are proud to share that we achieved a 92.48% live release rate from January 1, 2020, through December 31, 2020. Our volunteers work hard to engage the animals, and your donation will help support our shelter’s focus to enrich the animals’ experience during their stay.”
Kennedy added, “All animals are free to adopt from Sumter County Animal Services. They also come fully vaccinated and can be found on petfinder.com.”
CEO Jim Duncan is pleased to help local shelters and rescues. Duncan stated, “Thank you, members, for making our Surgeo Loves Pets charitable initiative a success. I am grateful for members who recognize a need in their community and respond generously. Though the vast majority of Pennies funding is allocated for bill payment assistance and educational initiatives for our members, the animals in our local communities need assistance as well, and SECO is happy that the Pennies from Heaven donations will be put to good use.”
SECO Energy’s Surge MitiGator product helps to reduce damaging surges and voltage spikes at the meter. Visit our Surge MitiGator page to learn more about the product, to read its beastly 15-year warranty and to complete the web form to enroll.