KENTUCKY HUMANE SOCIETY RECEIVES $125,000 GRANT FROM PETSMART CHARITIES® TO HELP KEEP PETS AND PEOPLE TOGETHER
The Kentucky Humane Society has received a $125,000 Preserving Families grant from PetSmart Charities. The goal is to help struggling pet owners in Louisville keep their beloved pets happy, healthy and in their homes.
“Each year thousands of local families face the heartbreak of being separated from their furry family members. Many dogs and cats are lost, and others are rehomed or turned into shelters because their owners cannot afford their care,” explained Karen Koenig, Vice President of Animal Welfare. “Thanks to PetSmart Charities, KHS will have the resources to help an estimated 8,800 families and 10,300 pets over the next two years.”
Funds will support KHS’ family Pet Resource programs to keep pets in their homes, including:
- Free counseling, lost-and-found resources and behavioral advice
- Microchipping to increase the number of lost pets that are reunited with their families
- Training to help animals overcome behavioral challenges
- Affordable spay/neuter surgeries, wellness services and emergency veterinary care to help pets remain in their homes.
“Today, the rising cost of veterinary care is out of reach for 28 percent of pet parents,” said Aimee Gilbreath, President of PetSmart Charities. “The Kentucky Humane Society is doing important work to ensure more pets get the care they need, and we’re happy to lend support. When pet parents are connected to resources, together we can ensure more of them stay where they belong – in loving homes.”
Families that are struggling with their pets are encouraged to contact the KHS Pet Help Line at 502-509-4738 or [email protected]
About the Kentucky Humane Society
The Kentucky Humane Society (KHS) is a champion for companion animals. Through leadership, education and proactive solutions, we are creating more compassionate communities. KHS is the state’s largest animal adoption agency and spay/neuter provider, finding homes for more than 5,500 dogs, cats and horses a year and providing spay/neuter surgeries to 10,000 animals a year. KHS’ Pet Help Line offers free advice and access to resources to help keep families and pets together. Learn more at www.kyhumane.org or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, TikTok and Instagram.
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 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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