Greenville Humane Society Receives More Than $70,000 from PetSmart Charities®
Grant will help organization provide at least 2,600 low-cost spay/neuter surgeries for only $20
March 1, 2017 (Greenville, South Carolina) – The Greenville Humane Society today announced that it received more than $70,000 from PetSmart Charities, the leading funder of animal welfare in North America, which will be used to provide at least 2,600 low-cost spay and neuter surgeries in the Greenville community in 2017.
Beneficiaries of this grant will enjoy a greatly reduced price of only $20 for alteration surgeries. This is a 60 percent reduction in their already reduced prices. All residents of the greater Greenville area are eligible for the discounted rate.
There will be several promotions this year advertising reduced price spay and neuters. “Beat the Heat” is running now until the end of March and focuses on female cat spay surgeries. There is no additional charge for weight and no limit on spots available. Animals must be at least eight weeks of age and weigh a minimum of two pounds.
The Greenville Humane Society is the number one provider of low cost vaccinations and spay and neuter services for pets in the Upstate. To continue to meet the need for these services in the upstate area, the organization is adding a new medical center that will open this year.
PetSmart Charities aims to proactively prevent pet homelessness and assist pets in need through many efforts including facilitating adoptions and expanding spay and neuter initiatives. With the help of animal welfare partners, including the Greenville Humane Society, PetSmart Charities has funded more than 1.4 million spay and neuter surgeries in the U.S. since 2009.
“Making spay and neuter services more accessible and affordable for local pet parents is a proactive way to prevent unplanned litters and reduce the overpopulation of pets in the Greenville area,” said Sima Thakkar, regional relationship manager at PetSmart Charities. “We look forward to seeing the impact that the Greenville Humane Society will have on pets and families in need with the help of this grant.”
About the Greenville Humane Society
The Greenville Humane Society is the 2nd largest No-Kill facility in the Southeast behind Atlanta. Through our network of over 30 shelters, we have lowered the euthanasia rate across the entire region. We are also the leading provider of low cost vaccines and spay and neuter services in the Upstate. We do not receive funding from the government, United Way or national animal welfare organizations, but rely solely on funds from day to day operations, generous contributions from private donors and corporations and volunteer time totaling over 40,000 hours last year.
About PetSmart Charities
PetSmart Charities, Inc. is a nonprofit animal welfare organization that saves the lives of homeless pets. Each year nearly 500,000 dogs and cats find homes through our adoption program in all PetSmart® stores across the U.S. and sponsored adoption events. Each year millions of PetSmart shoppers contribute to PetSmart Charities to help pets in need by making donations on a pin pad at the register. PetSmart Charities efficiently uses 90 cents of every dollar to support its mission of finding lifelong, loving homes for all pets. PetSmart Charities grants more money to directly help pets in need than any other animal welfare group in North America, with a focus on funding adoption and spay/neuter programs that help communities solve pet overpopulation. PetSmart Charities is a 501(c)(3) organization, independent from PetSmart, Inc. PetSmart Charities has received the Four Star Rating for the past 13 years from Charity Navigator, an independent nonprofit that reports on the effectiveness, accountability and transparency of nonprofits, placing it among the top one percent of charities rated by this organization.