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ASPCA Names The Animal Foundation Partner in Dog Rescue Project
Published on Mon, Jan 14, 2013 (7:49 a.m.)ASPCA Names The Animal Foundation a Participant in The Carroll Petrie Foundation Dog Rescue Project
New program will help thousands of dogs and puppies find loving homes
through relocation from overcrowded shelters
LAS VEGAS, NEV. — The Animal Foundation today announced that it has been selected by the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) to participate in The Carroll Petrie Foundation Dog Rescue Project, a new $1 million initiative that will fund much-needed treatments and services for shelter dogs and puppies at municipal animal sheltering organizations, ultimately preparing them for transport from overcrowded shelters to give them the best chance of finding permanent, loving homes. The project is being made possible thanks to a generous donation from Mrs. Carroll Petrie, a respected international philanthropist.
“We are so excited to be selected as a Petrie Foundation participant,” said Christine Robinson, Executive Director of The Animal Foundation. “The funds we receive will go a long way in finding animals who have ended up in our care through no fault of their own their forever homes.”
The Animal Foundation will use funds from the Petrie Foundation Dog Rescue Project to expand its rescue department and ultimately place more animals with its local and regional rescue partners. In 2012, The Animal Foundation placed 1,776 dogs with rescue partners (a more than 19% increase over 2011), and plans to increase placements in 2013 with assistance from the Petrie Foundation.
The ASPCA, through The Carroll Petrie Foundation Dog Rescue Project, aims to save 16,600 dogs through a per dog or puppy subsidy for each animal transferred out through the following types of programs:
• Transfer to rescue groups;
• Transfer to other shelters;
• Adoptions through “Foster Adoption Ambassador” programs; or
• Adoptions through permanent off-site partner locations.
The subsidy per dog or puppy can be used for anything from crates and gasoline purchases for transport vehicles to “make-ready” veterinary services for the dogs (i.e. spay/neuter, health certificates, vaccines) that will prepare them to leave the shelter. The subsidy will only apply to lives saved above and beyond each participating groups previous year's numbers.
For more information about The Animal Foundation, please visit www.animalfoundation.com. To provide a temporary home for an animal not yet ready to be adopted, consider becoming a foster parent. Email [email protected] for more information.
ABOUT THE ANIMAL FOUNDATION
The Animal Foundation is a private, non-profit, multi-service agency dedicated to making a difference in the lives of animals in the Las Vegas Valley. To promote the humane treatment of animals, The Animal Foundation operates the Valley’s largest open-admission shelter (Lied Animal Shelter), lost and found services, foster home and adoption services, a low-cost spay and neuter clinic and vaccination clinics, and community education. To learn more about The Animal Foundation or view adoptable pets online, visit animalfoundation.com and facebook.com/animalfoundation.
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