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SPCA of Texas Receives Grant of $50,000 from ASPCA to Help Fund the Organization’s Pet Resource Center

(DALLAS, TX); November 1, 2016 – The SPCA of Texas is excited to announce that it has received a generous grant in the amount of $50,000 from The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) to help fund the SPCA of Texas’ Pet Resource Center.


The SPCA of Texas’ Pet Resource Center focuses on providing medical, behavioral and housing help for pets at risk of surrender, and is offered to individuals who contact the organization seeking to relinquish their pets. This initiative will help keep pets in homes, off the streets and out of shelters by providing avenues to willing owners who were previously unaware of their options to keep their pet.


The specific assistance provided as a part of the Pet Resource Center includes: Funding medical care for pets whose people cannot afford the care (at no cost to the pet owner); providing services such as a Parvo outpatient treatment, mange outpatient treatment or surgical interventions; offering free spay and neuter surgeries and vaccinations; providing for behavioral support and training for owners willing to work with their pets’ behavior issues and assisting families by providing them with a list of pet-friendly housing, situational fostering until the family moves to a pet-friendly home and even assisting the family financially to pay an unaffordable required pet fee or deposit.


The SPCA of Texas will be able to live its mission, to provide the exceptional care and loving homes for animals, thanks to this generous grant from the ASPCA. Without support from foundations and donors like the ASPCA, the SPCA of Texas would not be able to afford the cost of this vital program.


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 and an emergency 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. For more information, visit www.spca.org.

About the ASPCA

The ASPCA was founded on the belief that animals are entitled to kind and respectful treatment at the hands of humans and must be protected under the law. Headquartered in New York City, the ASPCA maintains a strong local presence, and with programs that extend our anti-cruelty mission across the country, we are recognized as a national animal welfare organization. We are a privately funded 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, and are proud to boast more than 2 million supporters across the country. For more information, visit www.aspca.org.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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