NHAR Receives Grant for 2022 from PetSmart Charities

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Austin TX – March 15, 2022 – New Hope Animal Rescue has received a $35,000 grant from PetSmart Charities to help prepare more homeless pets in Texas for adoption. Some five million pets make their way into shelters each year in the U.S. With the help of this grant, New Hope Animal Rescue will be better able to rescue more pets from area shelters and fund the necessary vet care and supplies needed before adoption.

This grant helps homeless pets like Lara, pictured below. Lara was recently adopted from a PetSmart [SouthPark Meadows] in Austin TX. Lara, like countless other pets, was on an urgent list at an overcrowded South Texas shelter in January. She was at high risk due to her length of stay and an eye injury. Thanks to funding support from PetSmart Charities, New Hope Animal Rescue saved Lara and five other-at-risk cats that day from the same shelter and place them into foster homes in the Austin region. Grant funding helped each cat receive vital medical care before being made available for adoption at PetSmart.

NHAR recue kittie

“We are incredibly thankful for this grant as it provides funding for spaying and neutering pets before adoption which is critical to reducing the homeless pet population in Texas. Funding support also makes it possible for us to save some of most vulnerable pets like Lara who needed more than just routine pre-adoption vet care. Once animals are ready for adoption, the PetSmart adoption centers help us get adoptable pets swiftly placed into the arms of loving pet parents, which makes room for us to save even more homeless pets,” said Kelley Rice, President of New Hope Animal Rescue.

“Giving a pet a loving home is a gift,” said Heidi Fulcher, Adoptions Grant Manager at PetSmart Charities.  “It’s our pleasure to support the New Hope Animal Rescue, and ensure they’re fully equipped to care for adoptable pets until they are placed into loving homes. Then they can do what pets do best – love their people!”

If you are interested in learning how to become involved in New Hope Animal Rescue’s adoption program or life-saving mission, please visit https://nhanimalrescue.org/volunteer-opportunities/


About New Hope Animal Rescue NFP

New Hope Animal Rescue (NHAR) is all breed dog and cat foster-based rescue in Austin TX. We save the lives of dogs and cats that are at risk of being killed in shelters. Whether an animal has been discarded or overlooked due to age, breed or health status, we provide the medical care and emotional rehabilitation needed prior to adoption. We also encourage our community to play a role in reducing shelter overcrowding by educating around the importance of spaying and neutering beloved pets. Our rescued cats currently occupy adoption centers at three Austin area PetSmart locations.


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PetSmartCharities2022PetSmart 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 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 $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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