Spring, Texas – September 3, 2017 – Texas Litter Control of Montgomery County, today announced that the Petco Foundation will match all gifts up to $50,000 to support its efforts to recover from the devastation from Hurricane Harvey. Texas Litter Control’s spay/neuter clinic flooded and the cat sanctuary was a total loss. All animals are having being removed from the sanctuary until a new location can be found.
Texas Litter Control is a nonprofit organization serving Montgomery County. TLC is a high quality, low cost spay/neuter/wellness clinic, adoption center, pet food bank, and shelter support program for companion animals and their owners.
The Petco Foundation investment will help to rebuild what TLC has lost in the floods. Texas Litter Control performs more than 10,000 spay/neuter surgeries per year and they adopt out over 1,000 cats per year. Since TLC opened, the shelter intake at the Montgomery County Animal Shelter has dropped from 24,000 to under 15,000 animals per year.
“Texas Litter Control charges what we need to stay open and sustain the adoption program so we don’t have a huge surplus of funding for something this catastrophic. We could not rebuild without the funding from the Petco Foundation. Their help will allow us to continue to help the community,” said Deana Sellens, Executive Director.
Following Hurricane Harvey, the Petco Foundation committed at least $2.3 million to Texas and Louisiana animal welfare organizations.
The Foundation has been closely monitoring the needs of organizations impacted by Harvey to provide support both monetarily and through donated supplies. For a current list of organizations supported by the Petco Foundation and for more information about the Foundation’s response, visit www.petcofoundation.org/harvey.
For more information about Texas Litter Control or the Petco Foundation, visit http://www.texaslittercontrol.org or www.petcofoundation.org. Join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or by using the hashtag #PetcoFoundation.
About Texas Litter Control
Texas Litter Control is a high quality, low cost spay/neuter/wellness clinic, adoption center, pet food bank, and shelter support program for companion animals and their owners. Our mission is to eliminate the suffering of companion pets by preventing animals entering into shelters in Harris, Montgomery and surrounding counties in Texas by:
a.) educating the public on the importance of spaying/neutering and proper pet healthcare;
b.) providing a low cost solution available to the general public for spay and neuter and basic wellness services;
c.) providing adoption options for fully vetted pets to the public;
d.) providing alternative solutions such as healthcare, food and other basic needs to pet owners considering surrendering a pet to a local shelter, and
e.) mentoring other animal welfare groups to open clinics in other under serviced areas.
The best way to help our local animal shelters is to prevent and divert as many animals from having to go through the sheltering system as possible. Being able to offer education and resources to the community is the key to ending the homeless pet problem our community faces!
TLC is a Texas non profit corporation and is a 501c3 tax exempt public charity. All donations are deductible to the full extent allowed by law.
About the Petco Foundation
At the Petco Foundation, we believe that every animal deserves to live its best life. Since 1999, we’ve invested more than $200 million in lifesaving animal welfare work to make that happen. With our more than 4,000 animal welfare partners, we inspire and empower communities to make a difference by investing in adoption and medical care programs, spay and neuter services, pet cancer research, service and therapy animals, and numerous other lifesaving initiatives. Through our Think Adoption First program, we partner with Petco stores and animal welfare organizations across the country to increase pet adoptions. So far, we’ve helped more than 5.3 million pets find their new loving families, and we’re just getting started. Visit petcofoundation.org to learn more about how you can get involved.