PITTSBURGH, May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --
Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (NYSE: COG) today announced a major effort to bolster the support of True Friends Animal Welfare Center, a non-profit community-based organization dedicated to operating the former Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (PSPCA) in Montrose, PA. Through June 22, 2011, Cabot will match all new donations from the community up to $10,000 to assist True Friends in keeping high-quality animal welfare services in Susquehanna and Wyoming Counties. The challenge grant is in collaboration with The Community Foundation of Susquehanna & Wyoming Counties.
The Susquehanna County Humane Society was founded in the 1930's and became part of the PSPCA in the 1990's. During its 80 years of existence, the organization of dedicated staff and volunteers has saved the lives of thousands of animals and brought tremendous happiness to the many citizens who have adopted them. Throughout the years the center has been a key asset to the community. True Friends provides three essential benefits to the region, they are: minimizing public health hazards by assisting in the control of stray animals, rescue innocent animals from a lifetime of neglect and suffering and they match animals with loving families. True Friends remains committed to the tradition of excellence in the humane treatment of animals. During 2010 alone, over 1,000 animals were adopted from the animal welfare center.
"True Friends is extremely grateful for the generosity and support of Cabot Oil & Gas. We are thrilled to have them leading the way in energizing the community with this significant challenge grant," stated Dory Browning, President of the True Friends Board of Directors, "Our team recognizes that Cabot is a good corporate citizen for our community. We are thrilled to have them as our partner."
"Cabot is very pleased to be able to help in this way," said George Stark, Director External Affairs for Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation, "but truly it is the work of the dedicated staff, volunteers and generous neighbors that makes all the difference in the creating and sustaining this successful, thriving animal shelter. We are happy to be a part of it all and look forward to a great response from the community."
All donations are tax-deductible and can be sent to:
The Community Foundation of Susquehanna & Wyoming Counties
270 Lake Avenue
Montrose PA 18801
Anyone interested in volunteering at True friends or in need of additional details on the community challenge grant is urged to contact:
Dory Browning at 570-396-6011
Julia Fagan at 570-280-6639
Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation, headquartered in Houston, Texas is a leading independent natural gas producer with its entire resource base located in the continental United States. For additional information, visit the Company's Internet homepage at www.cabotog.com. For information specific to the Susquehanna region, visit www.cabotog.com/comm_susquehanna.html
SOURCE Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation