For Immediate Release
THE SPCA SERVING ERIE COUNTY RECEIVES $50,000 GRANT FROM PETSMART CHARITIES® TO HELP MORE HOMELESS PETS FIND HOMES IN ERIE COUNTY AND WESTERN NEW YORK
[WEST SENECA, NY] – [11/4/2020] – The SPCA Serving Erie County received a $50,000 grant from PetSmart Charities to help prepare more shelter pets in Erie County for adoption and ensure they are ready to find loving homes. With the help of this grant, the SPCA spayed and neutered 584 animals, including 280 dogs, 239 cats, and 58 rabbits to support its efforts to help homeless pets find homes.
“Every cat, dog, and rabbit are spayed/neutered before they are adopted and we recently began neutering male rats, too! This lifesaving practice doesn’t come at a small price and we are grateful for this very generous gift from PetSmart Charities that went directly to spay/neuter surgeries!” said Bethany Kloc, communications manager of the SPCA Serving Erie County.
“Thanks to the work of the SPCA Serving Erie County, thousands of deserving shelter pets will have the best chance of finding loving homes,” said Johnny Jenkins, associate relationship manager at PetSmart Charities. “We are proud to support its proactive approach to reduce pet homelessness throughout Erie County.”
Since 1994, through its partnership with nearly 4,000 humane societies, SPCAs and pet rescues across North America, PetSmart Charities has helped more than 9 million pets to find loving homes via its in-store adoption program in over 1,650 PetSmart® stores. The leading funder of animal welfare has also donated nearly $430 million to positively impact communities, to help preserve families, to improve access to veterinary care and to connect people and pets through initiatives like this with the SPCA Serving Erie County.
To find out more information about available adoptable animals and how to adopt animals from the SPCA Serving Erie County, please visit YourSPCA.org.
At the SPCA Serving Erie County, our mission is to create a more humane community through education; rescuing, protecting, and enhancing the lives of animals; and nurturing the bond between animals and people.
ABOUT PETSMART CHARITIES®:
PetSmart Charities, Inc. is committed to finding lifelong, loving homes for all pets by supporting programs and thought leadership that bring people and pets together. Through its in-store adoption program in all PetSmart® stores across the U.S. and Puerto Rico, PetSmart Charities helps to find forever homes and families for more than 500,000 shelter pets each year. PetSmart Charities also provides grant funding to nonprofits aligned with its mission. Each year, millions of generous PetSmart shoppers help pets in need by donating to PetSmart Charities using the PIN pads at checkout registers inside PetSmart stores. In turn, PetSmart Charities efficiently uses more than 90 cents of every dollar donated to fulfill its role as the leading funder of animal welfare in North America, granting nearly $430 million since its inception in 1994. Independent from PetSmart Inc., PetSmart Charities is a 501(c)(3) organization that has received the Four-Star Rating from Charity Navigator, a third-party organization that reports on the effectiveness, accountability and transparency of nonprofits, for the past 17 years in a row – placing it among the top one percent of charities rated by this organization. To learn more visit www.petsmartcharities.org.
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