PetSmart Charities® Awards $50,000 Grant to WHS to Support Everyday Adoption Center in Green Bay, Opening September 16
WISCONSIN – The Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) announced that it has received a $50,000 grant from PetSmart Charities, the leading funder of animal welfare in North America, to help even more pets find homes through adoption. Funding will support the expansion of the organization’s adoption operations by making pets available for adoption through the PetSmart Charities Everyday Adoption Center at the Green Bay PetSmart, located at 825 Pilgrim Way.
The Everyday Adoption Center opens for adoption by appointment on Wednesday, September 16. It will allow the WHS Green Bay Campus to house cats and small animals at the PetSmart store while finding loving homes for the animals at that location.
Cat intake at the shelter peaks in warmer months, also known as “kitten season,” so the expanded space will also serve to alleviate crowding at the WHS Green Bay Campus. Adoption services at the Everyday Adoption Center will be conducted by WHS employees and volunteers.
“We are deeply grateful for PetSmart Charities’ incredible support, which will help us better serve the needs of animals and families in Green Bay,” said Anne Reed, president & CEO of WHS.
”For nearly 20 years, PetSmart Charities has partnered with the Wisconsin Humane Society to help local pets in need,” said Heidi Fulcher, associate relationship manager at PetSmart Charities. “While we know the pandemic has created great need for both pets and the shelters that care for them, we also know the addition of unplanned litters can exacerbate that need. We are proud to once again support WHS’s adoption program, which continues to connect Green Bay’s homeless pets with loving homes.”
More information about the PetSmart Charities Everyday Adoption Center at the Green Bay PetSmart can be found at www.petsmart.com or www.wihumane.org.
About Wisconsin Humane Society
WHS was founded in 1879 and is the oldest and largest shelter in Wisconsin, annually serving 40,000 animals and the people who love them. WHS is an independent nonprofit and receives no general government funding and is not part of any national umbrella group. WHS operates shelters in Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Brown and Door Counties, as well as a spay/neuter clinic in West Allis. The organization offers adoption services, youth programs, veterinary services, retail stores, wildlife rehabilitation, training classes and more. To learn more, visit www.wihumane.org.
About PetSmart Charities
PetSmart Charities, Inc. is committed to finding lifelong, loving homes for all pets by supporting programs and thought leadership that bring people and pets together. Through its in-store adoption program in all PetSmart® stores across the U.S. and Puerto Rico, PetSmart Charities helps to find forever homes and families for more than 600,000 shelter pets each year. PetSmart Charities also provides grant funding to nonprofits aligned with its mission. Each year, millions of generous PetSmart shoppers help pets in need by donating to PetSmart Charities 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 nearly $450 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, a third-party organization that reports on the effectiveness, accountability and transparency of nonprofits, for the past 17 years in a row – placing it among the top one percent of charities rated by this organization. To learn more visit www.petsmartcharities.org.
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- Wednesday, September 9, 2020
- For immediate release
- Media Contact: Shaina Allen