FREDERICK, MD – January 24, 2020: To support proactive initiatives around canine welfare, The Community Foundation of Frederick County announces the establishment of The William and Hettie Ballweber Fund. It becomes one of more than 720 component funds of the Community Foundation.
Hettie Ballweber started the fund to honor her husband’s life’s work of rescuing dogs, animal advocacy, and compassionate pet care. Grants from the fund will support programs including but not limited to public education about animal abuse and neglect and spay and neuter programs to control over breeding. It will also promote the avoidance of euthanasia except in medically humane situations and pet adoption by responsible individuals and families, with the welfare of the dog foremost.