Petco Foundation Invests In Lifesaving Work of Humane Society of Yuma
Grant of $30,000 will extend efforts to save more animal lives in Yuma, Arizona.
[July, 2017] The Humane Society of Yuma has been awarded a $30,000 grant from the Petco Foundation to support its lifesaving efforts.
The Humane Society of Yuma is a nonprofit organization governed by a Board of Directors and is independently funded by donations, grants, and municipal contracts; this funding is utilized to support the adoptions, clinic services, rescue partners, foster program, and community education of animal welfare and protection, serving over 5,500 square miles of the Southwest border of Arizona. Since 1963, the Humane Society of Yuma has evolved into an adoption and spay/neuter organization. On average the Humane Society of Yuma intakes over 8,100 animals. In 2016, the Humane Society of Yuma saved more than 5,400 lives and altered over 4,700 animals (projected to alter over 5,000 animals in 2017). As an organization, we believe that adoption and spay/neuter programs are the humane solutions to the pet overpopulation.
The Petco Foundation investment will help prepare approximately 85 animals for adoption. On average it costs the Humane Society of Yuma more than $350 per animal to feed, vaccinate and spay or neuter each animal in preparation to get them to be adopted. In 2016, the Humane Society of Yuma adopted out over 2,600 animals; this wouldn’t be possible without grants such as this and donations from the local Yuma community. All adopted animals are spayed or neutered, which also helps decrease the pet population in Yuma and will save many more lives.
“As a non-profit entity, our goal is to make adoption the preferred method of adding a pet to a home. That being said, making adoptions affordable is key to saving more lives. We know that making this possible runs a financial deficit when it comes to investing in the animals’ care and treatments; which is why funding from the Petco Foundation is imperative in making a difference in our life saving efforts” said Annette Lagunas, Executive Director.
About the Petco Foundation
At the Petco Foundation, we believe that every animal deserves to live its best life. Since 1999, we’ve invested more than $185 million in lifesaving animal welfare work to make that happen. With our more than 4,000 animal welfare partners, we inspire and empower communities to make a difference by investing in adoption and medical care programs, spay and neuter services, pet cancer research, service and therapy animals, and numerous other lifesaving initiatives. Through our Think Adoption First program, we partner with Petco stores and animal welfare organizations across the country to increase pet adoptions. So far, we’ve helped more than 5.3 million pets find their new loving families, and we’re just getting started. Visit petcofoundation.org to learn more about how you can get involved.
$10,000 for Veterinary Assistance Grant received September of 2016.
*Will provide approximately 500 vaccinations for low-income households. Income qualification is required.
$10,000 for Spay/Neuter for Rescue Program received October 2016.
*Will provide approximately 153 spay/neuter surgeries for animals going to partner rescue organizations.
$5,000 for Low-Cost spay,neuter, vaccines, microchip and other medical services and supplies deemed necessary by veterinarian. Received October 2016.
*From an anonymous donor's fund.
Arizona Companion Animal Spay Neuter Committee
$10,000 for Public Spay/Neuter received October 2016
*Will subsidize funding or approximately 140 animals belonging to low-income households. Qualified households only.
$10,000 for Feline Friends
*Will provide approximately 179 spay/neuter surgeries and vaccinations for our Trap, Neuter, Release program.
Please consider supporting this committee by purchasing an Arizona Pet Plate for your vehicle. Sales of these specialty license plates go towards funding spay/neuter programs across Arizona and help organizations, just like the Humane Society of Yuma.