Submitted by Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County.

Each year, more than 5 million pets enter animal shelters in need of loving homes across the United States. ready to find people to love.

With this grant, the shelter will continue to provide neutering surgeries, microchips, flea treatments and vaccinations to support its efforts to help more homeless animals find homes.

With thousands of stray animals in the community each year, neutering procedures and other preventative veterinary care will address the root cause of animal overpopulation by preventing unwanted births. Space in shelters will free up space for pets in need, saving many more lives.

“This generous grant ensures that hundreds of homeless, injured and vulnerable animals will find loving new homes in the community,” said Ashley Taulbee, director of development and marketing at The Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County. “Support from PetSmart Charities will have a huge impact on our ability to save more lives and reduce pet homelessness in the Pierce County community.”

“Welcoming a pet into your heart and home is a big decision,” said Heidi Fulcher, adoption grants manager at PetSmart Charities. “We want to make sure that some adoptable pets get the preventative care they need before making this important transition. It is our pleasure to continue to support our long-time partners at the Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County as they make the process as seamless as possible.

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