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Texas Litter Control Receives $75,000 Grant from PetSmart Charities

 Texas Litter Control has received a $75,000 grant from PetSmart Charities to help prepare more homeless pets in the greater Houston area for adoption. Some five million pets make their way into shelters each year in the U.S. With the help of this grant, the organization will offer veterinary services to prepare animals for adoption into permanent homes and transportation of animals from overburdened municipal shelters to adoption events.

PetSmart Charities Adoption Prep Grants allow former stray cats like Walter to start new lives in loving homes happy and healthy. Walter’s new family says, “When we brought our new puppy to Texas Litter Control to be fixed, we had the pleasure of meeting Walter, a handsome grey tabby cat, in the lobby. I got to pet him and talk to him and fell in love. We didn’t make moves to adopt him yet because we wanted to give the new puppy a chance to adapt to his new home. When we brought our cat in a few months later, we found out Walter was still there! We were shocked, sad that he hadn’t been adopted yet, but excited to be able to bring him home because we were still in love with him. We made moves as quickly as possible. Autumn from Texas Litter Control was very helpful, and forthcoming about Walter’s history. Walter is FIV positive, and we were told exactly how to best care for Walter and give him his best, long life. Walter has become a big part of our lives. He loves to cuddle with our kids and even likes playing with the dogs. He’s a big snuggler, and bed jumps every night. We adore him so much. Thank you, Autumn and Texas Litter Control!”

“WE LOVE PETSMART AND PETSMART CHARITIES! PetSmart Charities Adoption Prep Grants have helped both TLC and the community like nothing else in the adoption realm. It shows the community that groups can work together to make a bigger impact and it pays to work together,” said Executive Director, Deana Love of Texas Litter Control.

“Pets in shelters across the country are experiencing longer stays,” said Heidi Marston, director of pet placement initiatives at PetSmart Charities. “Our longtime partnership with Texas Litter Control is a valuable one, and we’re proud to support the critical work they’re doing. Together, we ensure more adoptable pets receive the preventative care they need to thrive, and that others enjoy increased opportunities to find loving homes, faster.”

Members of the community can find out more about the life-saving programs Texas Litter Control offers by visiting the website, https://texaslittercontrol.org/

About Texas Litter Control

Texas Litter Control was created to be a support organization for the municipal shelters in Harris, Montgomery, and surrounding Texas counties. All of our programs are based on data provided by the shelters. TLC has three 5,000-square-foot plus low-cost veterinary clinics which provide spay/neuter and wellness services to the public. Our clinics perform approximately 25,000 spay/neuter surgeries per year and provide other vetting services to over 10,000 pet owners per year. In addition, TLC performs in excess of 1,000 pet adoptions per year. We maintain a pet food pantry and shelter intervention program to give pet owners options over surrendering their pets to a shelter. Our surgeon training program brings more veterinarians into high quality, high volume spay/neuter market. The TLC operations staff provides mentorship for other clinics that struggle with efficiency and technology to provide suggestions on improving workflow. Our organization’s scope changes as the shelter’s needs change.

About PetSmart Charities®

PetSmart Charities is committed to making the world a better place for pets and all who love

them. Through its in-store adoption program in all PetSmart® stores across the U.S. and Puerto Rico, PetSmart Charities helps up to 600,000 pets connect with loving families each year. PetSmart Charities also provides grant funding to support organizations that advocate and care for the well-being of all pets and their families. Our grants and efforts connect pets with loving homes through adoption, improve access to affordable veterinary care and support families in times of crisis with access to food, shelter, and emergency relief. Each year, millions of generous supporters help pets in need by donating to PetSmart Charities directly at PetSmartCharities.org, while shopping at PetSmart.com, and by using the PIN pads at checkout registers inside PetSmart® stores. In turn, PetSmart Charities efficiently uses more than 90 cents of every dollar donated to fulfill its role as the leading funder of animal welfare in North America, granting more than $500 million since its inception in 1994. Independent from PetSmart LLC, PetSmart Charities is a 501(c)(3) organization that has received the Four-Star Rating from Charity Navigator for the past 18 years in a row – placing it among the top one percent of rated charities. To learn more visit www.petsmartcharities.org.

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