If any dogs test positive for Canine Distemper Virus (CDV) at the shelter, we are immediately isolating them at our medical teams counsel and attempting to get them into a foster home. Since distemper positive dogs can shed the virus to other dogs for up to 3 months, they need to be isolated for that entire period or they pose a risk to other dogs at the shelter.
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Madeline Yeaman Arnold, SPCA of Texas
Jennifer Perez, Petco Love
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(DALLAS, TX); June 9, 2021 – The SPCA of Texas announced today a $15,000 grant investment from the newly named, Petco Love, to support their lifesaving work for animals in North Texas. With help from this grant, the SPCA of Texas will help make the streets of North Texas “Litter Free” by equipping communities to create positive outcomes for cats and kittens through community-based fostering, developing new foster programs, finding loving homes for adoptable cats and kittens and proactive spay/neuter campaigns.
Petco Love is a nonprofit leading change for pets nationally by harnessing the power of love to make communities and pet families closer, stronger, and healthier. Since their founding in 1999 as the Petco Foundation, they’ve empowered organizations with $300 million invested to date in adoption and other lifesaving efforts. And, they’ve helped find loving homes for more than 6.5 million pets in partnership with Petco and more than 4,000 organizations, like ours, nationwide.
“Today Petco Love announces an investment in the SPCA of Texas and hundreds of other organizations as part of our commitment to create a future in which no pet is unnecessarily euthanized,” said Susanne Kogut, President of Petco Love. “Our local investments are only one component. Last month, we also launched the first of our national tools to empower all animal lovers to drive lifesaving change right alongside us.”
“The SPCA of Texas is grateful to have the support of Petco Love for our Community Cat program, which improves the lives of both cats and people in our community,” said Karen Froehlich, President & CEO of the SPCA of Texas. “These funds will allow us to continue our efforts to reduce the population of homeless cats on our streets and save lives of numerous cats and kittens.”
The SPCA of Texas has provided surgeries for Community Cats through their clinics for years, and in 2020 the organization started the Community Cat Program to empower the citizens of North Texas to Trap-Neuter-Return cats in their neighborhoods. The program provides resources such as training, trap loans and free surgeries to simplify the process of spaying and neutering free roaming cats. In 2020, nearly 2,500 Community Cats were spayed/neutered, vaccinated and returned to their homes through the SPCA of Texas. Trap-Neuter-Return is the most efficient and humane method to decrease the free roaming cat population and stop kittens being born on the streets. In 2021, the SPCA of Texas has already spayed/neutered over 1,000 cats. More information can be found at spca.org/communitycats.
For more information about the SPCA of Texas, visit spca.org. To learn more about Petco Love, visit petcolove.org.
About the SPCA of Texas
The SPCA of Texas is the leading animal welfare organization in North Texas. Founded in 1938, the non-profit operates two shelters, two spay/neuter clinics, two mobile spay/neuter and wellness vehicles, one mobile adoptions vehicle and an emergency animal rescue center, all located in Dallas, Collin and Ellis Counties, and maintains a team of animal cruelty investigators who respond to thousands of calls in North Texas counties. Moreover, the SPCA of Texas serves as an active resource center for an array of services that bring people and animals together to enrich each other’s lives. The SPCA of Texas is not affiliated with any other entity and does not receive general operating funds from the City of Dallas, State of Texas, federal government or any other national humane organization. The SPCA of Texas is dedicated to providing every animal exceptional care and a loving home. To learn more about the SPCA of Texas, visit spca.org.
About Petco Love (Formerly Petco Foundation)
Petco Love is a nonprofit changing lives by making communities and pet families closer, stronger, and healthier. Since our founding in 1999 as the Petco Foundation, we’ve empowered animal welfare organizations by investing $300 million in adoption and other lifesaving efforts. We’ve helped find loving homes for more than 6.5 million pets in partnership with Petco and organizations nationwide. Today, our love for pets drives us to lead with innovation, creating tools animal lovers need to reunite lost pets, and lead with passion, inspiring and mobilizing communities and our more than 4,000 animal welfare partners to drive lifesaving change alongside us. Is love calling you? Visit petcolove.org or follow at Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn to be part of the lifesaving work we’re leading every day.
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