PetSmart Charities Donates $635,000 to Dallas-Based Cat Rescue

The donation is part of a multimillion dollar pledge to Texas rescue groups.

Posted: November 15 2007 2 a.m. EDT

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PetSmart Charities pledged $5 million to Texas animal welfare organizations in an effort to curb pet overpopulation in the United States, and $635,000 of that money will be given to KittiCo Cat Rescue in Dallas. 

The funds will allow the rescue group to add a mobile spay/neuter unit and expand its current spay/neuter clinic. The rescue provides services for low-income cat owners and feral cat caregivers. Since its inception in 1998, KittiCo Cat Rescue has altered more than 40,000 cats.

PetSmart Charities’ officials chose to focus their efforts on Texas because of the state’s high euthanasia rates. The charity hopes to raise an additional $5 million for animal welfare organizations in the state through matching contributions, officials said.

“We recognize that dog and cat euthanasia remains at a crisis level across Texas,” said PetSmart Charities Executive Director Susana Della Maddalena. “Animal shelters in the state’s largest cities are where the most homeless dogs and cats are destroyed, averaging nearly 70 percent, or 176,000 animals each year.”

The $5 million pledge, which will be spread over five years, will primarily be spent on spay/neuter and adoption efforts in Dallas and other major cities in Texas, according to PetSmart Charities officials.

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CatChannel Editor    Irvine, CA

6/14/2013 10:27:35 AM

Desmond -- It's very kind of your family to adopt needy cats, but you've begun to add to the population by letting these cats breed. Please, please fix all of the cats and find homes for ones you can't care for.

Do a web search of low-cost or free spay/neuter clinics in your area, or talk to your vet about your situation. It will require some cost to fix the cats but it will save you money and grief later if you take care of this as soon as possible. Please email us at CatChannelEditor@i5publishing if you need more help.

Desmond    Post, TX

6/13/2013 4:17:42 PM

my wife has taken up stray cats for years that has caused us to have a over number of cats. We started fixing them , male and females but as the years gone by the number grew to large to fix them all. and I men all. What can be done? We buy hundreds of dollars each month. you can check your records ,we buy from pet smarts .

Jessi    Hanover, VA

11/15/2007 12:11:45 PM

I think it's great what PetSmart does for animals across the country. We have a responsibility to the cats and dogs forced to live in shelters, mainly because it's our negligence that put them there in the first place. I will continue donating to PetSmart charities! Thanks for the article!

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