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 Lake County is $3,405 donated to the shelters listed below:

AFHAR-A Forever Home Animal Rescue, Inc. – $200
Florida Boxer Rescue – $200
From Trails To Happy Tails – $200
Hoffmeyer Animal Rescue – $200
Howey Horse Haven Rescue – $200
Humane Society of Lake County – $1,000
Lake County Animal Shelter – $605
Leesburg Humane Society – $200
Sugarloaf Mountain Ranch, Inc. – $200
The Animal League – $200
The Cat Protection Society – $200

The Executive Director of the Humane Society of Lake County, Inc. Angie Klein is thankful for the donations. Ms. Klein stated, “The Humane Society of Lake County, Inc. has worked hard to become a valuable resource to our community. This includes providing pet food to families in need, pursuing small grants for funding of spay and neuter certificate giveaways, hosting veterinary shot clinics and educating residents on healthy pet ownership. We have recently engaged with two Florida correction facilities to provide dogs from inmate/canine training programs and are excited to watch this program grow. All of this is made possible by donations from our community partners like SECO Energy.”

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>Energy Solutions> Surge MitiGator to learn more about the product, to read its beastly 15-year warranty and to complete the web form to enroll.

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