PetSmart Charities Commits to Supporting Hurricane Dorian Relief Efforts
PetSmart Charities officials recently reported a commitment of up to $1 million in grants to support designated responding agencies working on the front lines to help pets and pet families in need in the areas affected by Hurricane Dorian.
“The catastrophic damage in the Bahamas from Hurricane Dorian is immense, and as the storm moves into the Carolinas and up the coast, we know relief agencies on the ground need supplies to feed, house and provide veterinary care to pets,” said Deborah Turcott, acting president of PetSmart Charities. “We know recovery can take time, and with the support of our generous donors, it’s our hope that this funding from PetSmart Charities will help provide essential care to pet families and displaced pets in the areas impacted by this devastating storm.”
To help its nonprofit partner, PetSmart has set up a dedicated financial donation system at registers in all of its stores. In addition to this fundraising effort, customers may give to PetSmart Charities every day, year-round through the PIN pads at registers inside all PetSmart stores. The nonprofit contributes more than 90-cents of every dollar donated directly to pets and families who need it most, officials said.
Relief groups—nonprofit and municipal animal shelters, rescues, food banks and veterinary clinics—can submit a grant application to PetSmart Charities here.