January 21, 2016 – PAWS NY is thrilled to announce that the ASPCA has awarded us a $30,000 grant for program expansion. For the full, press release, please click here: PAWS NY ASPCA Press Release – 2016.01.21 – FINAL
ASPCA Provides Program Expansion Support to PAWS NY
Grant Will Help Keep Pets at Home and Out of Shelter
New York, New York – Pets Are Wonderful Support (PAWS NY) today announced that The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) is funding its program expansion efforts. The generous $30,000 grant will provide funds this growing organization needs to help our city’s most vulnerable residents remain together with their pets.
“Many of our city’s most marginalized residents, including seniors and individuals living with an illness or disability, worry their health and limited finances mean they will be forced to give up their pet. It’s heartbreaking, and we are doing everything we can to help keep pets at home where they belong,” said Rachel Herman, Founder and Executive Director. “Thanks to the ASPCA’s generous support, PAWS NY will be able to expand our programmatic footprint by increasing the number of people and pets our programs serve. The unconditional love of a pet is such a remarkable thing, and our clients are living longer, healthier, and happier loves because of it. We are honored to have the ASPCA’s partnership in these important efforts.”
”A recent ASPCA study estimates that over 1 million households re-home their pets each year, many for reasons that could have been resolved through accessible veterinary care, pet-friendly housing and access to other supplies and resources,” said Allison Cardona, senior director of the ASPCA’s Cruelty Intervention Advocacy (CIA) program. “PAWS NY is addressing this issue head-on by connecting pet owners with services that are helping to keep pets in safe and loving homes where they belong.”
Support from the ASPCA will fund a new program staff position, which will provide the support the organization needs to deliver services to an increased number of clients who are most at-risk of surrendering their pets. Through its Housecall Program, PAWS NY will assist new clients with dog walking, cat care, vet transport, and other daily needs. Assistance through our Pet Pantry and Veterinary Care Program will be provided as well, in addition to emergency or foster care for pets in the event their guardian is hospitalized or facing a medical emergency. Together, our programs provide the safety net needed for our clients and their pets to remain together.