PETCO helps us rescue at-risk animals
The Allen County SPCA is the recipient of a $15,000 grant from the PETCO Foundation.
We applied for this grant earlier this spring to help our Transfer Program. With this program, we have been bringing in cats and dogs from Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control and around Northeast Indiana in order to give them a second chance at adoption. Nearly all of the cats we have taken in have come from Animal Care & Control. Our outstanding partnership allows for us to increase the amount of stray or unclaimed animals find homes.
PETCO has agreed to support this program by providing these funds which will be used to spay or neuter each animal, provide necessary vaccinations and otherwise get them ready for adoption.
This is the second year in a row we have been awarded grants for our adoption program. Last year they supported our spay/neuter/wellness program with a $25,000 grant. Please support the local PETCO store. The stores are the largest source of funds for the PETCO Foundation.
Staff attends valuable educational seminar
This month, our entire animal care staff as well as our marketing development manager and executive director attended the Adoption Options seminar at Memorial Coliseum.
This seminar costs our organization just $10 each and was jam packed with useful information that we can put to work at our shelter. Each session was directed at different areas of animal care including behavioral training, medical protocol, on-line marketing and increasing grant income.
The seminar was presented by the PETCO Foundation and Petfinder.com.
The Allen County SPCA will offer low-cost microchipping for the public, while supplies last, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. June 16 at 4914 Hanna St.
This service traditionally costs more than $35 plus a vet visit. We will offer this service to any spayed or neutered cat or dog for just $15. It will include nationwide registry for the pet as well. The microchip itself is very small and the process takes less than five minutes to complete.
Future dates are July 21 and Aug. 18.
Bring proof of spay or neuter and have pet restrained on a leash or in a carrier. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 744-0454, Ext 202.