NHAR Recipient Of Grant From PetSmart Charities 2024

PetSmart Charities Event 2024


PetSmart Charities National Adoption Week In-Person Events to Take Place at Local PetSmart Stores March 18-24

AUSTIN,TX – March 20, 2024 – NEW HOPE ANIMAL RESCUE [NHAR] has received a $25,000 grant from PetSmart Charities® to help prepare more homeless pets in TEXAS for adoption. Some four million pets find themselves in U.S. shelters each year. In partnership with PetSmart Charities, NEW HOPE ANIMAL RESCUE will bring adoptable pets to four PetSmart locations in support of National Adoption Week, taking place March 18 - 24, 2024.

“These funds are vital to bolstering our life-saving mission and amplifying pet adoptions as they support the enormous costs associated with preparing a pet for adoption, which includes spaying and neutering every single pet prior to adoption, wellness exams, vaccinations, diagnostic tests, medications, microchips, preventions and more.” said Kelley Rice, founder and President of NHAR 

We're committed to rescuing cats and dogs from open-intake shelters, such as Pawdrey Hepburn, who was among over 100 cats seized by an animal control authority north of Austin from dire living conditions. Pawdrey and 30 other cats entered our rescue with varying health issues and states of neglect, but at the same time were the most loving, forgiving and confident and beautiful cats! We are so grateful for PetSmart Charities' essential grant support that empowers these types of rescue efforts, transforming these deserving pets and their health so they can be adopted into your loving arms!

Pawdrey is just one example of a life transformed by donations at the PetSmart register that assist organizations like ours in preparing pets for adoption! Whether you donate or adopt, or volunteer at a PetSmart 7 day adoption center, you are part of an essential community dedicated to saving these precious animals and placing them into loving homes!

" - Kelley Rice, Founder and President of New Hope Animal Rescue 

“Shelters across the U.S. are struggling to keep pace with the number of animals coming in and need support from their communities to bring pets and people together,” said Heidi Marston, director of pet placement at PetSmart Charities.  “We’re proud to support New Hope Animal Rescue and the essential work they do to care for and advocate for the animals that come through their door in need of loving families. Please consider supporting their lifesaving work through volunteering, fostering, adopting, or by making a donation.”

Monty is one example of the many dogs who will be attending New Hope Animal Rescue’s event at the Mueller PetSmart this  Saturday from 12 to 3 p.m. See how behaved and skilled he was at a recent PetSmart adoption event by clicking on this video! 

“Many rescue dogs, especially mixed breeds, make for fantastic dogs! I would know as I have 5 rescue dogs myself! But every now and then there comes a rescue dog who is just so much more special and so amazing that you wonder, how did they ever end up in rescue? Montana is one of those rare gems. I actually lack the adjectives to properly describe how amazing this dog is.” said Joanna Elliott, Director of NHAR Operations, Technology, and Canine Behavior, as well as Monty’s foster mom. 



New Hope Animal Rescue pets will have both adoptable pets and volunteers/foster parents available to meet at the following times and PetSmart locations:

Saturday, March 23rd 

12pm -3pm

Dogs & Cats

Mueller - 1201 Barbara Jordan Blvd

All About the Cats

Bee Cave-12812 Shops Pkwy

Sunset Valley - 5207 Brodie Ln

Balcones - 11150 Research Blvd.

*New Hope Animal Rescue has adoptable cats who reside at all 4 of the above PetsMart adoption center locations 7 days a week! 


About New Hope Animal Rescue 

We save the lives of dogs and cats that are at risk of being euthanized at open-intake public shelters. Whether an animal has been discarded or overlooked due to age, breed, or health status, we provide the medical care and rehabilitation needed prior to adoption. Our rescued cats currently occupy adoption centers at three Austin area PetSmarts, including Sunset Valley, Bee Cave, Mueller, and Balcones.  To learn more, visit NewHopeSavesLives.org 


Connect with New Hope Animal Rescue on social media: 

Facebook: Facebook/NHAnimalRescue/
Instagram: Instagram/nhgivelife/
YouTube: youtube.com/@newhopeanimalrescuenfp4780/videos


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 up to 400,000 pets connect with loving families each year. PetSmart Charities also provides grant funding to support organizations that advocate for 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 $500 million since its inception in 1994. Independent from PetSmart LLC, PetSmart Charities is a 501(c)(3) organization that has received the Four-Star Rating from Charity Navigator for the past 18 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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