North Texas – February 12, 2019 – Spay Neuter Network (SNN) today announced it received a $160,000 grant from PetSmart Charities, the leading funder of animal welfare in North America, to help fuel its spay and neuter efforts in North Texas. Funding from this grant will support programs to help pet owners who otherwise could not afford sterilization and basic vaccinations for their pets.
More specifically, this funding will bolster monthly programs focusing on dogs, cats and specific breeds that have the highest risk for overpopulation and shelter crowding.
Providing more than 28,000 surgeries annually, Spay Neuter Network is the largest free and low cost spay/neuter provider in the North Texas region, and this funding will extend the organization’s reach even further.
“Thanks to this grant, we will perform more than 3,000 spay/neuter surgeries over the next year. We would like to thank PetSmart Charities for their support in making this project a great success,” said Jacob Carty SNN Communications Director.
“Accessible spay and neuter services continue to play an important role in fighting pet homelessness,” said Deborah Turcott, acting president of PetSmart Charities. “PetSmart Charities’ continued support of Spay Neuter Network fosters availability of this great community resource. Since 2005, PetSmart Charities has awarded over $1.6 million in grants to SNN to provide subsidized spay and neuter surgeries and basic wellness care to North Texas pet families.”
PetSmart Charities aims to proactively prevent pet homelessness. Since 1994, the organization has granted more than $100 million to support spay and neuter efforts across the United States.
To find out more about Spay Neuter Networks monthly PetSmart Charities funded programs, please visit www.spayneuternet.org.
About Spay Neuter Network
Spay Neuter Network is a volunteer 501(c) 3 nonprofit corporation eliminating pet overpopulation through subsidized spay/neuter services, while empowering communities to care responsibly for dogs and cats.
Spay Neuter Network operates two stationary spay neuter clinics, a surgery transport service for those with limited transportation and a Mobile Animal Spay/Neuter Hospital (MASH) in the Dallas / Fort Worth Metroplex, providing affordable pet vaccinations, sterilizations and pet care resources to more than 20 communities.
Spay Neuter Network performs more than 28,000 surgeries and services an additional 25,000 pets through its educational outreach programs each year at little or no cost to pet owners in North Texas. To learn more about Spay Neuter Network or make a tax-deductible donation contact us at 972-472-3500 or www.spayneuternet.org.
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 under key areas of support. 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 almost $340 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 15 years in a row – placing it among the top one percent of charities rated by this organization. To learn more visit www.petsmartcharities.org.