Spay Neuter Network today announced it received $200,000 from PetSmart Charities, the largest funder of animal welfare in North America, to help fuel its spay and neuter efforts in North Texas.
“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 Dir.
Providing 24,5000 surgeries annually, Spay Neuter Network is the largest free and low cost Spay/Neuter provider in the North Texas region and this funding will increase the organizations reach even further. This funding will go toward programs to help pet owners who otherwise could not afford sterilization, basic vaccinations and medication for their pets including rabies vaccines, flea medication and microchips.
A portion of the grant will also fund a partnership with SNN and Dallas Animal Services to save Dallas community cats. Free-roaming, unowned cats that are brought to the shelter by citizens or Animal Control Officers are transferred to SNN’s Southern Dallas Clinic where they are vaccinated, sterilized, and painlessly ear-tipped for easy identification in the field. The following day, after they have recovered from surgery, they are released back where they were found to live out their natural lives without reproducing or spreading disease.
“These cats are unadoptable, so they are at serious risk if they enter the shelter,” said Jacob Carty. “Rather than putting these cats at risk of euthanasia and crowding the shelter, this program utilizes a proven solution, called trap/neuter/return or TNR, to save the cats’ lives.”
To find out more about Spay Neuter Networks monthly PetSmart Charities funded programs or our feral and community cat programs, please click here.
PetSmart Charities aims to proactively prevent pet homelessness through increased spay and neuter efforts. With the help of animal welfare partners, such as Spay Neuter Network, PetSmart Charities has funded over 1.7 million spay and neuter surgeries in the U.S. since 2009.
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 30,000 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 a nonprofit animal welfare organization with a mission to find lifelong, loving homes for all pets by supporting programs and thought leadership that bring people and pets together. In addition to finding homes for almost 500,000 shelter pets each year through its in-store adoption program in all PetSmart stores across the U.S. and Puerto Rico, PetSmart Charities provides funding to non-profits aligned with its mission through four key areas of grant support: Preventing Pet Homelessness; Helping Shelter Pets Thrive; Supporting the Bond Between People and Pets; and Emergency Relief and Disaster 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 90 cents of every dollar donated and has become the leading funder of animal welfare in North America, donating about $300 million to date. PetSmart Charities, a 501(c)(3) organization, has received the Four Star Rating from Charity Navigator, an independent organization that reports on the effectiveness, accountability and transparency of nonprofits, for the past 14 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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