TAMPA, FLORIDA – DECEMBER 6, 2021 – St. Francis Society, Inc. has received a $40,000 grant from PetSmart Charities to help prepare more shelter pets in Tampa, Florida for adoption and ensure they are ready to find loving homes. With the help of this grant, the organization will offer sterilization, vaccines and microchips to support its efforts to help homeless pets find homes.
Sadly, Hillsborough County is estimated to have hundreds of thousands homeless and stray cats. Each year St. Francis Society finds homes for nearly 2,000 cats and kittens found living outside in often horrific conditions, as well as hundreds facing euthanasia at the county shelter.
“This funding from PetSmart Charities will enable us to make a huge difference in the lives of Tampa homeless pets. With it we will be able to provide veterinary care, vaccines and microchips so that 1,000 cats and kittens may find their forever homes. We are so proud to partner with PetSmart Charities.” said Lisa Knight, President, St. Francis Society.
“Adopting a pet is a big decision,” said Heidi Fulcher, Senior Adoptions Grant Manager at PetSmart Charities. “It’s ideal for a pet to be given preventative health measures, removing a few less tasks to manage during the transition. We’re proud to partner with St. Francis Society to support their noble and compassionate work.”
For more information about St. Francis Society, Inc. please visit stfrancisrescue.org
About ST. FRANCIS SOCIETY, INC.
Established in 1997, St. Francis Society Animal Rescue is an all-volunteer, non-profit 501-c-3 animal rescue organization dedicated to saving the lives of sick, injured, and stray domestic animals as well as spaying/neutering and medical services for those animals.
About PetSmart Charities®
PetSmart Charities is committed to making the world a better place for pets and all who love them. Through its in-store adoption program in all PetSmart® stores across the U.S. and Puerto Rico, PetSmart Charities helps nearly 600,000 pets connect with loving families each year. PetSmart Charities also provides grant funding to support organizations that advocate and care for the well-being of all pets and their families. Our grants and efforts connect pets with loving homes through adoption, improve access to affordable veterinary care and support families in times of crisis with access to food, shelter and emergency relief. Each year, millions of generous supporters help pets in need by donating to PetSmart Charities directly at PetSmartCharities.org, while shopping at PetSmart.com, and by using the PIN pads at checkout registers inside PetSmart stores. In turn, PetSmart Charities efficiently uses more than 90 cents of every dollar donated to fulfill its role as the leading funder of animal welfare in North America, granting more than $475 million since its inception in 1994. Independent from PetSmart Inc., PetSmart Charities is a 501(c)(3) organization that has received the Four-Star Rating from Charity Navigator for the past 17 years in a row – placing it among the top one percent of rated charities. To learn more visit www.petsmartcharities.org.
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