Grant of $40,000 will extend efforts to reduce shelter intake in Dallas
Dallas, TX (July 29, 2020) – Spay Neuter Network has been awarded a $40,000 grant investment from the Petco Foundation to help reduce the number of pets entering shelters through its intake diversion program and create a lifesaving community for animals.
The Petco Foundation investment will help pet parents access resources such as veterinary care, training and behavior support, pet food assistance, and intake-diversion counseling with the goal of keeping families together. Spay Neuter Network’s Pet Support & Resource Center works with pet owners to keep pets in the home to reduce shelter intake. When an owner absolutely cannot keep a pet, a network of rescues works to rehome the animal quickly so it will never pass through a shelter.
“Spay Neuter Network is excited about our partnership with the City of Dallas, Dallas Animal Services, and Petco Foundation to help residents find alternatives to surrendering their pets to the City shelter. So far, this program has resulted in a positive outcome for 65% of pets. These dogs and cats either ended up staying in their homes, were rehomed to a new owner, or went directly into a north Texas rescue instead of entering the City shelter.” Said Bonnie hill, SNN Executive Director. “We could not do our life-saving work without support from organizations like Petco Foundation.”
Spay Neuter Network’s mission is to eliminate pet overpopulation through spay/neuter while empowering communities to care responsibly for dogs and cats. SNN performs more than 30,000 surgeries annually and provides wellness and preventative services for an additional 50,000 pets each year at little to no cost to pet owners in North Texas. This is accomplished through a network of three spay/neuter clinics, a surgery transport service for those with limited transportation, and a Mobile Animal Spay/Neuter Hospital (MASH).
For more information about Spay Neuter Network or to donate, contact us at 972-472-3500 or donate here. For more on the Petco Foundation, visit petcofoundation.org and join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram by using the hashtag #PetcoFamily.
About Spay Neuter Network
Spay Neuter Network’s mission is to eliminate pet overpopulation through spay/neuter while empowering communities to care responsibly for dogs and cats. This mission is accomplished by providing free and affordable spay/neuter, wellness, and vaccination services for dogs and cats across North Texas. Our goal is to reduce shelter intake and create compassionate communities free of homeless pets.
About the Petco Foundation
At the Petco Foundation, we believe that every animal deserves to live its best life. Since 1999, we’ve invested more than $280 million in lifesaving animal welfare work to make that happen. With our more than 4,000 animal welfare partners, we inspire and empower communities to make a difference by investing in adoption and medical care programs, spay and neuter services, pet cancer research, service and therapy animals, and numerous other lifesaving initiatives. Through our Think Adoption First program, we partner with Petco stores and animal welfare organizations across the country to increase pet adoptions. So far, we’ve helped more than 6.5 million pets find their new loving families, and we’re just getting started. Visit petcofoundation.org to learn more about how you can get involved.