Love for the pets

Clif Bar makes sizable donation for Butte Humane Society new location.

Our county’s furry friends will benefit from a $1.5 million grant from Clif Bar, which chose the Butte Humane Society (BHS) as its first beneficiary for the Second Responder Fund, created after the Camp Fire to help communities recover from natural disasters.

BHS has three locations, and needs more space for animal medical treatment and housing, as well as staff offices.

BHS Development Director Brad Montgomery (pictured), former head of the Torres Community Shelter, said BHS is honored by the donation, and hopes to break ground later this year. Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. owners Ken Grossman and Katie Gonser already have donated 10 acres of land in north Chico.