NHAR Receives Grant from PetSmart Charities

PetSmart Charities


Austin TX – January 21, 2021 – New Hope Animal Rescue has received a $20,000 grant from PetSmart Charities to help prepare more at-risk shelter pets in Texas for adoption and ensure they receive vital medical care needed prior to placing them in loving homes. With the help of this grant, the organization will be able to help fund pre-adoption medical care for countless homeless pets, as well as hire a part-time adoption facilitator to move displaced pets into loving home more quickly.

According to Best Friends State by State rankings released in 2020, Texas ranks No. 2 in the nation for shelter pet deaths with 96,707 pets killed in 2019.  New Hope Animal Rescue NFP, founded in 2018, wants to be part of the solution, setting their sights on saving over 500 lives in 2021. This grant will go a long way towards supporting their efforts to make an impact.

“The PetSmart Charities Adoption Centers located inside PetSmart stores help us free up our foster homes quickly, while also making pets highly accessible and visible to the public for adoption. Pets sitting in overcrowded shelters can’t afford for us to have our rescued pets occupy foster homes longer than is necessary. Hiring a part-time staff person to assist with our in-store adoptions will help us get our rescued pets into loving homes more quickly! This equates to more lives saved! Each pet we rescue needs a great deal of medical care prior to being adopted, including spaying or neutering, vaccines, testing and often treatments and medications, so we are also grateful this grant will help offset some of these costs,” said Kelley Rice, President of New Hope Animal Rescue.

“New Hope Animal Rescue’s dedication to the pet community will not only help find loving homes for even more homeless pets, but also promote a healthier local pet population,” said Heidi Fulcher, associate relationship manager at PetSmart Charities. “We’re thrilled to support the organization’s adoption efforts, which will shorten shelter stays and give rescued pets the best chance to find loving homes.”

Since 1994, through its partnership with nearly 4,000 humane societies, SPCAs and pet rescues across North America, PetSmart Charities has helped more than 9.5 million pets to find loving homes via its in-store adoption program in over 1,650 PetSmart® stores. The leading funder of animal welfare has also donated more than $450 million to positively impact communities, to help preserve families, to improve access to veterinary care and to connect people and pets through initiatives like this with New Hope Animal Rescue.

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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PetSmart-Charities-logoPetSmart 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 more than $451 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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