Charleston Animal Society today announced it received $50,000 from PetSmart Charities, the largest funder of animal welfare in North America, to help fuel its spay and neuter efforts in the Lowcountry. With the help of this donation, the organization will offer low-cost spays and neuters for Pit Bull type dogs. “The ‘pittie mix’ is one of the most common dogs you will find across the Lowcountry. This grant from Petsmart Charities will help us with the population of these animals,” said Charleston Animal Society CEO Joe Elmore.
Keep an Eye on the Road for Charleston Animal Society’s Mobile Spay-Neuter Clinic.
This grant will keep the Simon Greer Mobile Spay-Neuter Clinic very busy visiting communities that have little access to veterinary services. The goal is to provide hundreds of surgeries to dogs across the Lowcountry. “We are thankful PetSmart Charities gave us this opportunity to reach out to under-served areas of our community,” said Charleston Animal Society Director of Anti-Cruelty and Outreach Aldwin Roman. “This funding will allow us to provide vaccines, check-ups and surgeries to 500 dogs.”
PetSmart Charities aims to proactively prevent pet homelessness through increased spay and neuter efforts. With the help of animal welfare partners, such as Charleston Animal Society, PetSmart Charities has funded over 1.7 million spay and neuter surgeries in the U.S. since 2009.
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.