Hind Foundation Donates $37,500
The Hind Foundation awarded a grant of $37,500 to purchase a digital x-ray system compatible with the new ZIMS Database required be the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA).
A special thanks to Greg and Jane Hind for their continued support of the community, especially their concern for the conservation and preservation of animals.
“Thank You” to the Hind Foundation!
The City of Atascadero receives a check for $37,500 for the purchase of a digital X-ray machine for the Charles Paddock Zoo from the Hind Foundation. Pictured (l-r): Ken Brokamp (CEO, Central Coast Zoo Society), Jerry Clay (Councilman), Tom O’Malley (Mayor Pro Tem), Greg Hind, Bob Kelley (Councilman), Jane Hind, Ellen Beraud (Councilwoman). Photo courtesy of the City of Atascadero.
Hind Foundation donates for zoo X-ray machine
(Atascadero CA) Animals at the Charles Paddock Zoo in Atascadero will receive state-of-the-art diagnostic care thanks to a sizable donation from the Hind Foundation. Greg Hind and his wife, Jane, were on hand at the Atascadero April 14th to present a check for $37,500 to cover the cost of a digital X-ray machine. Ken Brokamp, Chief Executive Officer of the Central Coast Zoo Society, lauded the Hinds for their generosity and community support.
“I was literally filling out the grant application on-line when the phone rang and it was Greg, wanting to know more about the project,” said Brokamp. “After a short meeting he said ‘alright, you’ve got the money’.” Brokamp said Hind likes to support causes locally and see tangible results from his Foundation’s contributions.
The tangible result for the Charles Paddock Zoo will be a state-of-the-art diagnostic tool for zoo veterinarians. The machine will fit right in with other programs designed to provide excellent quality care for zoo animals. The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) recently accredited the Charles Paddock Zoo. The accreditation makes the facility “one of the best in the world” according to a spokesperson for the AZA. The Charles Paddock Zoo in Atascadero is the only accredited zoo between Santa Barbara and San Jose.
The Charles Paddock Zoo is located at the Atascadero Lake Pavilion on Highway 41 about a mile west of the intersection with Highway 101. For more information about the facility and its educational programs visit www.charlespaddockzoo.org or call (805) 461-5080. For more information about how you can be involved with the Central Coast Zoo Society call (805) 470-3182.