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SPCA of Texas Competes in ASPCA Help A Horse Home Adoption Challenge

 

(DALLAS; McKINNEY, TX); April 25, 2019 - The SPCA of Texas will be participating in the ASPCA's (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) national Help a Horse Home Equine Adoption Challenge, competing for a chance to win some of $150,000 available in grant prizes. The nationwide competition kicks off tomorrow, April 26 and runs through Sunday, June 30.


This two-month-long competition for equine rescues, shelters and sanctuaries is designed to increase adoptions of equines across the country and raise awareness about the lifesaving work that these organizations do to prepare horses for good homes. The SPCA of Texas will be competing against more than 170 organizations for prizes that will be given to the groups who adopt out more equines than they did last year during the same period. To learn more about the SPCA of Texas' Equine and Livestock department follow their Facebook page. To see all available horses, visit www.spca.org/findapet.


The Help a Horse Home Challenge kicks off on April 26, a date chosen for its significance to the ASPCA’s long history of horse protection. In 1866, ASPCA founder Henry Bergh stopped a cart driver from beating his horse, resulting in the first successful arrest for the mistreatment of a horse on April 26 of that year. Each year the ASPCA hosts a national grant competition to elevate the work of equine rescues that help at-risk horses who have been abused, neglected or are homeless. Since 2014, the ASPCA has awarded equine groups more than $300,000 in grant funding through this competition.


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 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 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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"I'm absolutely in LOVE with Kitty (formerly Kaleigh). I know her name isn't original at all but I just started calling her that until I could think of a name and it just stuck - it's so her! I've attached two photos - she's seriously the most beautiful kitty in the world! She loves to steal tennis balls and bones from her dog sister - she thinks she's a dog! She enjoys going for walks and car rides, snuggling with mom, bird watching, drinking from the sink, playing with her pipe cleaners and getting into mom's makeup in the mornings. I couldn't 'imagine life without her. She's the absolute best!"

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