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SPCA of Texas Receives $50,000 from the ASPCA® to Support the Pet Resource Center

 

 

 

(DALLAS, TX); March 5, 2018— The SPCA of Texas is thrilled to announce that it has received a generous grant in the amount of $50,000 from the ASPCA® (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) in support of the Pet Resource Center. The SPCA of Texas’ Pet Resource Center acts as a safety net for pets of low-income families, providing everything from medical care to behavioral support. This resource aims to increase the number of pets that are retained in their homes and prevents pets from being surrendered to shelters.


The funding will alleviate the costs associated with providing medical, behavior and housing assistance through the Pet Resource Center. The funding from the ASPCA can also support clients in emergency situations.


The SPCA of Texas was contacted by a social service organization about a client of theirs who had fled from a sensitive situation and was looking to relocate. The problem was that they had several pets that provided emotional support and could not be left behind. The animals could not be transported by bus so, the original solution was to surrender the pets. This would leave the owner devastated during an already heartbreaking situation.


Thankfully, due to the grant-funded Pet Resource Center, the SPCA of Texas was able to work with the client and pay for plane tickets so that the client and the pets could fly to their destination. The pets were able to sit right next to the client on the flight. The SPCA of Texas also spayed/neutered all of the pets before their journey. The client and the beloved pets are now safe in their new home.


The SPCA of Texas is able to provide exceptional care for these animals thanks to this generous grant from the ASPCA. Without support from foundations and donors like ASPCA, the SPCA of Texas would not be able to afford the cost of the care for the animals necessary to keep pets in homes, out of shelters and off the streets.


About the SPCA of Texas
The SPCA of Texas is the leading animal welfare organization in North Texas. Founded in 1938, the non-profit operates two shelters, three spay/neuter clinics, two mobile spay/neuter vehicles, one mobile adoptions vehicle and an animal rescue center, all located in Dallas and Collin Counties, and maintains a team of animal cruelty investigators who respond to thousands of calls in seven North Texas counties. Moreover, the SPCA of Texas serves as an active resource center for an array of services that bring people and animals together to enrich each other’s lives. The SPCA of Texas is not affiliated with any other entity and does not receive general operating funds from the City of Dallas, State of Texas, federal government or any other national humane organization. The SPCA of Texas is dedicated to providing every animal exceptional care and a loving home. To learn more about the SPCA of Texas, visit www.spca.org.


About the ASPCA®
Founded in 1866, the ASPCA® (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) was the first animal welfare organization in North America and continues to serve as the nation’s leading voice for animals. More than two million supporters strong, the ASPCA is committed to its mission of providing effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States. As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, the ASPCA is a national leader in the areas of anti-cruelty, community outreach and animal health services. For more information, please visit www.ASPCA.org, and be sure to follow the ASPCA on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

 

 

 

 

 

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