SPCA of Texas to Prepare Homeless Pets for Adoption with $75,000 Grant

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PetSmart Charities has given the SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) of Texas a $75,000 grant to help better prepare homeless pets across North Texas for adoption.

According to information on SPCA’s website, five million pets are taken into shelters each year. U.S. Authorities hope that the PetSmart Charities grant will help the SPCA provide adequate medical care for its animals so as to make them more likely to get suitable homes.

The release spoke of Stella, a dog placed in the care of the SPCA of Texas. When the dog came into the organization, she was emaciated and needed medical care. However, after extensive medical treatment, Stella was able to recover from her ailments and gained weight. She then was able to find a loving family.

The aim of the grant is to make stories like Stella’s more common.

Heidi Fulcher, the adoption grants manager at PetSmart Charities, said that the charity organization hopes that its donation can ensure adoptable animals receive the care they need before being taken into a home.

“Welcoming a pet into your heart and home is a big decision,” Fulcher said. “We want to make sure certain adoptable animals receive the preventative care they need before making this important transition. It’s our pleasure to continue to support the SPCA of Texas; they make the process as seamless as possible.”

The director of lifesaving initiatives for the SPCA of Texas, Kelli Eaves, said that the grant would also prevent pet overpopulation in the community.

“By spaying and neutering all of our animals, we can prevent pet overpopulation in the community.” Eaves said.

Anyone who is interested in the SPCA of Texas’ adoption program can find more information here.

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