CAT’S CRADLE RECEIVES $15,000 GRANT FROM PETSMART CHARITIES® TO HELP MORE HOMELESS PETS FIND HOMES IN SHENANDOAH VALLEY
January 2020 - - Cat’s Cradle is thrilled to announce that it has received a $15,000 grant from PetSmart Charities to help prepare more shelter pets in Page, Augusta and Rockingham counties for adoption and ensure they are ready to find loving homes. In an effort to help area shelters continue to reduce euthanasia rates, Cat’s Cradle will use the grant to pay veterinary fees for spay/neuter and rabies vaccines for its foster cats and kittens, thus enabling Cat’s Cradle to rescue more animals and prepare them for adoption.
“We are so grateful to PetSmart Charities for its support of our lifesaving foster and adoption program,” said Board member Jennifer Kirkland. “This grant will be used directly to pay veterinary expenses for rescued cats and kittens, which will allow us to support our shelter partners in their efforts to promote transfers and adoptions,” said Ms. Kirkland. With that kind of partnership, along with our intensive spay/neuter program and pet retention programming, we can make progress toward no-kill goals.”
“We are proud to continue to support the work of Cat’s Cradle that provides care to the homeless cats throughout the area,” said Sophie Faust, associate relationship manager at PetSmart Charities. “This initiative will ensure these cats and kittens have the best chance of finding loving homes while reducing the number of homeless pets.”
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. The leading funder of animal welfare has also donated nearly $400 million to positively impact communities, to help preserve families, to improve access to veterinary care and to connect people and pets through initiatives like this with Cat’s Cradle.
About Cat’s Cradle of the Shenandoah Valley
Since 1998, Cat’s Cradle of the Shenandoah Valley has worked to promote a compassionate community for cats and to reduce intake and euthanasia of cats into area shelters. The organization supports it mission by spay/neuter, pet retention, and rescue/foster/adoption/transport programs. Each year, Cat’s Cradle helps to alter over 2000 cats, assists over 175 families with pet retention programs, and rescues/adopts out between 500-750 cats and kittens.
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.