Carson City – Pets of the Homeless, the only national nonprofit organization that is focused on feeding and providing emergency veterinary care to pets of homeless people, has received over $52,000 from a number of foundations in 2015. The donations will go a long way to provide pet food, emergency veterinary care and wellness clinics for pets of the homeless as well as sleeping crates to homeless shelters across the United States and Canada.
Genevieve Frederick, founder of Pets of the Homeless said, “The many Foundations that contributed during 2015 showed their compassion and generosity with their gifts. These contributions will go on to help companion pets of the homeless everywhere. Our sincere appreciation goes out to all who donate to make sure no pet is hungry or in pain.”
The contributing foundations are: Animal Farm Foundation, Inc.; Brindisi Animal Foundation, Inc.; Bryce Family Foundation; Creag Foundation; DJ & T Foundation; Engelstad Family Foundation; Fatta Foundation; Fleming Foundation; Robert Z. Hawkins Foundation; The K Foundation; David E. and Morgan S. Kaufman Foundation; The Carol and Maril Malkmus Foundation, Inc.; Nonemaker Foundation; On Shore Foundation, Inc.; Petco Foundation; Ray Rowe Trusts for Animals; The Si Redd & Tamara Redd Charitable Foundation; Save Our Strays, Inc.; Sidney Stern Memorial Trust; The Trico Foundation; and The WHC Foundation.
Frederick describes a recent case scenario of how the contributions benefit pets of the homeless. She said, “A victim of domestic violence called us for help. She had been living in a car for two months with three dogs at a Walmart parking lot. They were two Chihuahuas and a Chow Chow mix. The owner planed to leave the area but she couldn’t because the Chow was in pain with an injured leg and the others had swollen anal sacs. She wanted them to be well before traveling. Pets of the Homeless paid for all three to have exams and treatment as well as updated their vaccinations.”
More than 12,800 pets have been medically treated through the assistance of Pets of the Homeless, and 400 tons of pet food collected. There are more than 375 donation and collection sites nationwide. Pets of the Homeless has also provided over $330,000 in veterinary care. To donate to Pets of the Homeless, visit www.petsofthehomeless.org, or for more information on the organization, review the 2015 Annual Report.
About Pets of the Homeless:
Pets of the Homeless believes in the healing power of companion pets and of the human-animal bond which is very important in the lives of many homeless. They find solace, protection and companionship through their pets. They care for their pets on limited resources so they themselves have less. The task, nationwide, is to feed and provide basic emergency veterinary care to their pets and thus relieve the anguish and anxiety of the homeless who cannot provide for their pets. For more information, please visit petsofthehomeless.org.