INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Colts are proud to announce Todd Cooney, a Kokomo, Ind. resident, as a 2015 honoree of the Colts Anthem Angels program, presented by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield. Cooney will be recognized at the Colts home game this Sunday, November 29, 2015, for his outstanding contributions to the community.
For over twenty years, Dr. Todd Cooney has provided pet care for his community at the Animal Wellness Center in Kokomo, IN. Every August, local clergy and social workers identify families that face financial hardship and cannot afford to visit the center. Dr. Cooney and his team provide these families with a free, one-day wellness clinic, which includes a physical exam, heart worm test, flea and tick treatment, rabies vaccine, and nutritional and wellness advice.
In addition, the center offers a low-cost spay and neuter clinic for cats and dogs throughout the year. Dr. Cooney says his goal in offering low cost sterilization surgeries to the public is to "help reduce these numbers [overpopulation] by offering people an affordable alternative for this basic service." Since the start of these programs in 2008, Dr. Cooney has provided care to over 70 animals each year through the free wellness clinic and has spayed and neutered over 8,000 cats.
"Anthem Angels…Honoring Everyday Heroes" was established by the Indianapolis Colts and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield to pay tribute to Hoosier "First Respondents" who may have received little or no recognition for the strides they have made to help others in human-service related professions.
In honor of Cooney's heroism, he will receive four (4) VIP Club Seat Tickets to the Colts game, a feature story with his photo in the Colts gameday magazine (the Scout) and on www.colts.com, as well as on-field recognition at the game.
Nominations are currently being accepted for upcoming 2015 home games. For more information about Anthem Angels, presented by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, please visit: www.colts.com/anthemangels.