Miércoles 22 de Noviembre 2017

Humane Society of North Texas Receives 21,000 Pounds of Donated Pet Supplies from PetSmart®, PetSmart Charities®

PetSmart Charities donated more than $60,000 in pet supplies and
funds to help accommodate and treat 218 animals rescued in Callahan
County

PHOENIX–(BUSINESS WIRE)–PetSmart
Charities
, the largest funder of animal welfare in North America,
today announced a donation of 21,000 pounds of pet supplies – estimated
at more $35,000 — to the Humane Society of North Texas to help
accommodate emergency response efforts in the area, including more than
200 animals rescued in early October after a local hoarding case in
Callahan County, located in north Texas just west of Dallas-Ft. Worth.
The delivery included pet food, cat litter and wired crates from a
PetSmart Distribution Center in Ottawa, Ill.


Additionally, the nonprofit organization will also donate more than
$25,000 in funds to cover medical treatment for the animals, many of
which are in severe and/or critical condition — bringing the donation
support to more than $60,000.

Sandy Shelby, executive director of the Humane Society of North Texas,
said the PetSmart Charities donation could not have come at a better
time as the organization is a designated responder for all hoarding
cases in the area. In fact, earlier this week, the organization acquired
an additional 71 cats from a separate hoarding case and was in need of
additional supplies.

“We are so grateful to PetSmart Charities for providing life-saving
donations in the form of food, supplies and needed funding for the 218
cruelty seizure animals that we just took in from Callahan County,” said
Shelby. “Their partnership in both adoptions and grant support is
invaluable to all of us in the animal welfare community, and because of
them, we are able to do the work we do.”

“The role of local animal welfare organizations, like the Humane Society
of North Texas, is crucial during a crisis,” said Kelly Balthazor,
regional relationship manager for PetSmart Charities. “Through their
hard work and dedication, these animals will receive the care they need
to recover and find their forever home through adoption. We are
confident they will be able to make a significant impact with this
donation.”

According to local news reports, the Humane Society of North Texas was
granted full custody of 218 animals found in a hoarding case at an
animal sanctuary, including 162 dogs, 25 cats, 7 donkeys, 6 goats, 6 pot
bellied pigs, 4 reptiles, 3 rabbits, 3 ducks, a rat and a rooster. The
animals will require months of rehabilitation before they are healthy
and ready for adoption. The organization is still in great need of
donations and volunteer dog walkers, kennel aides and cat
petters/cleaners to help support these animals.

PetSmart Charities’ emergency relief grants provide assistance in the
event of a natural disaster or man-made crisis during all phases:
rescue, relief and recovery. With the help of animal welfare partners,
such as the Humane Society of North Texas, PetSmart Charities emergency
relief efforts have assisted more than 244,000 pets in the U.S. since
2007.

To apply for an emergency relief grant from PetSmart Charities to help
local pets in need before, during or after a natural or man-made
disaster, please visit PetSmartCharities.org.

About PetSmart Charities®

PetSmart Charities, Inc. is a nonprofit animal welfare organization that
saves the lives of homeless pets. Each year nearly 500,000 dogs and cats
find homes through our adoption program in all PetSmart® stores across
the U.S. and sponsored adoption events. Each year millions of PetSmart
shoppers contribute to PetSmart Charities to help pets in need by making
donations on a pin pad at the register. PetSmart Charities efficiently
uses 90 cents of every dollar to support its mission of finding
lifelong, loving homes for all pets. PetSmart Charities grants more
money to directly help pets in need than any other animal welfare group
in North America, with a focus on funding adoption and spay/neuter
programs that help communities solve pet overpopulation. PetSmart
Charities is a 501(c)(3) organization, independent from PetSmart, Inc.
PetSmart Charities has received the Four Star Rating for the past 13
years from Charity Navigator, an independent nonprofit that reports on
the effectiveness, accountability and transparency of nonprofits,
placing it among the top one percent of charities rated by this
organization.

Contacts

PetSmart Charities®
Lauren Sawyer, 623-295-3238
lsawyer@petsmart.com
or
Media
Hotline: 623-587-2177