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SPCA of Texas Receives Grant to Expand Pet Resource Center During COVID-19 Outbreak

(DALLAS, TX); April 24, 2020– The SPCA of Texas has received a grant in the amount of $11,900 from the Humane Society of the United States to expand their Pet Resource Center and its COVID-19 relief efforts for pet owners in the Dallas-Fort Worth community.

“The COVID-19 outbreak has been particularly difficult for citizens in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, especially members of underserved communities, who were already struggling before this crisis hit. Pets are such a comfort to their families, especially during times of isolation and fear, and for many they are also family members. The grant we received from the Humane Society of the United States is enabling us to keep people and their pets together during this crisis, providing pet owners with the critical resources they need to care for their pets,” said Karen Froehlich, President/CEO for the SPCA of Texas.

The Humane Society of the United States created a COVID-19 Relief Fund in March as the crisis mounted and people began losing the ability to pay for essential supplies and veterinary care for pets. Gifts to the fund are helping address the ripple effect on animals in need due to increased poverty and financial insecurity. Grants will help offset veterinary costs and provide food and supplies to those impacted most, including HSUS Shelter and Rescue Partners and participants in the HSUS Pets for Life program. For more information, visit
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 and wellness clinics, two mobile spay/neuter and wellness vehicles, one mobile adoptions vehicle 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 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


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