Local animal shelters benefit from Gopalan Fund

The Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation, along with Dr. and Mrs. Raja Gopalan, announce the establishment of the Raja and Sandy Gopalan Fund to Benefit Lakeshore Humane Society and Northern Chautauqua Canine Rescue of Westfield. Building on their fondness and concern for animals, the Gopalans’ designated fund will provide needed assistance to both facilities on a yearly rotation. In February, a grant check was presented to the Lakeshore Humane Society.

The Lakeshore Humane Society is a nonprofit, all-volunteer organization, committed to helping protect the welfare of all animals and providing animal care education to the community. Located at 431 E. Chestnut St. in Dunkirk, it was founded in 1980 under the name of The Dunkirk Humane Society. It was later renamed to reflect its expanded area of service, which includes the entire north end of Chautauqua County.

Dr. and Mrs. Gopalan are dedicated to northern Chautauqua County. In 2011, the couple established a nursing scholarship for employees of Brooks Memorial and Lake Shore Hospitals who desire to earn a registered nursing degree. Well liked and respected in the community, the Gopalans live in Fredonia and have two daughters and five grandchildren.

If you would like information on creating a fund at the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation, call 366-4892. Organizers welcome your questions and are happy to work with you on establishing your legacy.

For more information, visit www.nccfoundation.org.