Pets of the Homeless Receives $52K in Donations From 21 Foundations
Carson City, Nev.-based Pets of the Homeless, the only national nonprofit organization focused on feeding and providing emergency veterinary care to pets of homeless people, has received more than $52,000 from numerous foundations in 2015. The donations go toward providing pet food, emergency veterinary care and wellness clinics for pets of the homeless as well as sleeping crates to homeless shelters across the U.S. and Canada.
The contributing foundations are:
- Animal Farm Foundation Inc.
- Brindisi Animal Foundation Inc.
- Bryce Family Foundation
- Creag Foundation
- DJ & T Foundation
- Engelstad Family Foundation
- Fatta Foundation
- Fleming Foundation
- Robert Z. Hawkins Foundation
- The K Foundation
- David E. and Morgan S. Kaufman Foundation
- The Carol and Maril Malkmus Foundation Inc.
- Nonemaker Foundation
- On Shore Foundation Inc.
- Petco Foundation
- Ray Rowe Trusts for Animals
- The Si Redd & Tamara Redd Charitable Foundation
- Save Our Strays Inc.
- Sidney Stern Memorial Trust
- The Trico Foundation
- The WHC Foundation
“The many Foundations that contributed during 2015 showed their compassion and generosity with their gifts,” said Genevieve Frederick, founder of Pets of the Homeless. “These contributions will go on to help companion pets of the homeless everywhere. Our sincere appreciation goes out to all who donate to make sure no pet is hungry or in pain.”
Frederick described a recent case scenario of how the contributions benefit pets of the homeless. “A victim of domestic violence called us for help,” she explained. “She had been living in a car for two months with three dogs at a Walmart parking lot. They were two Chihuahuas and a chow chow mix. The owner planed to leave the area, but she couldn’t because the chow was in pain with an injured leg and the others had swollen anal sacs. She wanted them to be well before traveling. Pets of the Homeless paid for all three to have exams and treatment, and updated their vaccinations.”
More than 400 tons of pet food have been collected and 12,800 pets have been treated medically through the assistance of Pets of the Homeless. More than 375 donation and collection sites can be found nationwide. Pets of the Homeless also has provided more than $330,000 in veterinary care.
For more information, visit petsofthehomeless.org.