Mission: PetSmart Charities' mission is to improve the quality of life for all companion animals by creating and supporting programs that save the lives of homeless pets and promote healthy relationships between people and pets. Our vision is "a lifelong, loving home for every pet."
Programs: Adoption - more than 400,000 dogs and cats find homes each year through petsmart charities (pci) adoption program in all petsmart stores and sponsored adoption events. Pci partnered with more than 2,700 partner animal welfare groups throughout the united states.
spay/neuter - each year, petsmart charities provides millions of dollars in grants to help communities control pet overpopulation by providing low-cost spay/neuter surgeries and educate communities. Over 238,000 spay/neuter surgeries were funded in fiscal year 2014
rescue waggin' - this pioneering pet transport program has saved nearly 90,000 dogs since 2004 by relocating homeless dogs and puppies from shelters in communities struggling with pet overpopulation to areas where they are more likely to be adopted. In fiscal year 2014 the program transported more than 14,000 dogs.
emergency relief and other - petsmart charities emergency relief program assisted more than 7,900 pets in fiscal year 2014 by delivering much-needed supplies to animal rescue groups saving pets from man-made and natural disasters. Pci also provides funding for animal welfare conferences.
Petsmart Charities is an amazing and dynamic corporation that provides resources to groups that need their help to make a difference in all area of animal welfare. Our organization, HOPE for Animals started as a small rescue. We were quickly overwhelmed by the sheer numbers of cats and dogs needing homes. We came to understand that nothing but high volume spay/neuter would make significant changes in the overpopulation of pets. But where to start? How do we buy the equipment and supplies needed? Petsmart Charities to the rescue...in conjuntion with the Humane Alliance. Since opening our doors in mid 2010, Petsmart Charities has been there everytime we need them, with innovative programs specifically targeted through extensive data collection and analysis. HOPE for Animals has now been open almost 3.5 years and have spayed/Neutered over 27,000 local pets. As a result our local animal care and control has reported the first decreases in intake and euthanasia in over 40 years in our community. This year, although the numbers are not finalized, the trend shows decreases in intake and euthanasia up to 40% in certain breeds and species. If not for Petsmart Charities, our area (Northeast Indiana) would still be euthanizing 10,000-14,000 cats and dogs a year. Thank goodness for Petsmart Charities...besides being an organization dedicated to making positive change, everyone employee, manager and director has been professional, pleasant and caring about our needs. Thank you Petsmart Charities, we would be lost without your help and guidance.
HOPE for Animals, Fort Wayne Indiana