Hunkapi Programs, an equine therapy farm in Scottsdale, announces receipt of a $25,000 donation from Aerīz to benefit the farm’s Sit. Stay. Heal program.
The initiative, according to a press release, focuses on providing dogs a safe place to live while their owners transition from living on the streets to securing more permanent housing.
The collaborative effort is the first of its kind in the nation.
“Since launching this program, we’ve been able to help people experiencing homelessness seek treatment knowing their pets are safe and cared for,” says executive director Terra Schaad in a prepared statement.
“This donation will ensure we can continue to shelter the four-legged friends of those in need while they get rehabilitated. We are incredibly grateful to the Aerīz for their generosity.”
The donation will go toward finishing the Sit. Stay. Heal barn including insulating the Dog Care Room and completing the sanitation system, the release said, adding funds will also sponsor current and new dogs entering the program, veterinary care, food, grooming and medications.
“Aerīz is thrilled to support Hunkapi Farms and its innovative Sit.Stay.Heal program,” says Michelle Bailey, accounting and human resources manager, in a prepared statement.
“Animal care and aiding the homeless are two causes near to our hearts, and we are humbled to support Hunkapi’s program. We look forward to continued work with Hunkapi down the line and we thank them for serving the Phoenix area community.”
Aerīz is noted as the only aeroponic medical cannabis cultivator in Illinois and Arizona. Aeroponic growing is described as a revolutionary grow process that uses a recyclable grow medium instead of soil.
Clean white roots are suspended in a custom-fitted table and misted with the precise amounts of nutrients and water. Additionally, the company grow uses special recyclable flower containers to further reduce its footprint.
Donations for the program can be made at https://hunkapi.kindful.com/?campaign=1102494.
For more information about the farm: Hunkapi.org.