This grant will cover the cost for basic medical care for 600 cats and kittens this year
Mobile SPCA has received an adoption prep grant from PetSmart Charities to help prepare Mobile’s shelter cats and kittens for adoption and ensure they are healthy and ready to find loving homes. With the help of this grant, the organization will get cats vaccinated, spayed or neutered, vet checked, microchipped and ready for adoption.
Each year the Mobile SPCA takes homeless cats and kittens from municipal shelters and the public, gets them ready for adoption and finds caring homes for them.
“Once we get these kitties ready for adoption, they will go to the PetSmart store in the Pinebrook Shopping Center where they will find forever homes,” said Janine Woods, Executive Director of the Mobile SPCA. “The Mobile SPCA places about 600 cats and kittens into loving homes each year. It’s very expensive altering, vaccinating, and giving prevention and dewormer to 600+ felines. We could not help this many kitties alone! We are very grateful to have PetSmart Charities partner with us for this worthwhile cause. By getting these cats and kittens off the streets, spayed or neutered and into homes we are saving lives and preventing litters,” Woods added. “It’s a win-win!”
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. As the leading funder of animal welfare, PetSmart Charities has also donated nearly $400 million to positively impact communities, help preserve families, improve access to veterinary care and connect people and pets through initiatives like this partnership with Mobile SPCA.
“Partners like the Mobile SPCA do an incredible job caring for pets,” said Heidi Fulcher, Senior Adoption Grants Manager at PetSmart Charities. “But our top priority is to help prepare adoptable pets for their journey to the best place possible: home. We’re proud to support access to more pets creating happier families and healthier communities in the city of Mobile.”
If you would like more information about Mobile SPCA’s adoption programs, please see the cats daily at PetSmart in the Pinebrook Shopping Center or call the Mobile SPCA office at 251-633-3531 for more information or to set up an appointment to come meet dogs and cats at the shelter.
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 more than $390 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 16 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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