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The Humane Society of El Paso (HSEP) has received a $52,000 grant from PetSmart Charities to help prepare more shelter pets in the Su City for adoption and ensure they are ready to find loving homes.
According to officials, with the help of this grant, HSEP will provide on-site medical care to shelter animals, thereby supporting its efforts to help homeless pets find homes.
“This project ensures and increases the health and well-being of our shelter animals so they can be placed in adoptive families,” said Deb Benedict, Executive Director of the Humane Society of El Paso. “Given the lower than average socio-economic level that much of El Paso falls into, there are many dogs and cats, both owned and homeless, that are not spayed/neutered and/or vaccinated. In addition, many have not received regular preventive medical care.”
“This obviously presents a real problem in the community that must be solved. This generous grant from PetSmart Charities helps us provide a broad spectrum of medical services, including spay/neuter surgeries and vaccinations. These services increase the health and well-being of our animals so they are ready for their forever homes,” Benedict added.
PetSmart Charities has helped more than 9.5 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 $430 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 the Humane Society of El Paso.
“We’re proud to support HSEP in its work to proactively reduce the homeless pet population while helping more homeless pets find homes in El Paso,’ said Heidi Fulcher, associate relationship manager at PetSmart Charities. “Thanks to these efforts, shelter pets will receive holistic care as they wait to find loving homes”
For more information about the Humane Society of El Paso, please contact Samantha Cortez, Community Relations Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (915) 242-8817.