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South Pasadena, CA, United States, 2020/08/30 - Walk Me Home Rescue Group is proud to announce it has been awarded a grant from Bissell Pet Foundation for spay and neuter procedures. We plan to address overcrowding in shelters by preventing unwanted litters of dogs in Southern California.
“Due to COVID-19, veterinary clinics across the country have put critical spay/neuter surgeries on hold for months, leaving thousands of shelter pets unaltered," said Cathy Bissell, founder of BISSELL Pet Foundation (BPF). "Knowing this, BISSELL Pet Foundation is awarding more spay/neuter grant funding than ever to support shelters' needs and ensure the health and safety of pets."
BPF’s spring grant cycle will award funding to 86 organizations in 28 states totaling $487,418 for spay/neuter.
As part of Walk Me Home Rescue Group’s primary mission, we seek to rescue, medical treat and find forever homes for the dogs that enter our organization. Since many of our dogs come from the various local shelters, we understand first hand the importance of spay, neuter and microchipping animals. Our grant program includes an educational component that will provide opportunities for youth to learn the importance of healthy animal care and understand that they can help the stop of overpopulation and unwanted animals in their communities.
“The volunteers of our non-profit rescue group dedicate their time and passion towards helping the community at large and dogs in need. Their efforts continue to have a positive impact to the southern California community. We are grateful for all our volunteers, donors and supporters; this grant will help to spay/neuter 30 of our rescue dogs,” said Laura Duncan, CFO of Walk Me Home Rescue Group.
With a mission to find every pet a home, BPF focuses their efforts on adoption, spay/neuter, microchipping and emergency support.
About Walk Me Home Rescue Group
Walk Me Home Rescue Group (walkmehomerescue.org) is an all-volunteer donation-based non-profit organization under IRS section 501©(3). We rely on the generosity of our friends and the community to realize our mission of safeguarding, rescuing, medically treating, spay/neutering, and finding forever homes for the dogs that enter our rescue. Our dogs come from local street abandonment local owner surrenders and local shelter facilities; including dogs scheduled for euthanasia. Our rescue is 100 percent foster-based, meaning our dogs are placed in the home of a loving volunteer foster family where they are incorporated into the daily lives of that family. The dogs are evaluated, medically cared for, loved and also receive basic training skills to aid in the transition to their forever home.
About BISSELL Pet Foundation
BISSELL Pet Foundation (bissellpetfoundation.org) is a charitable 501©(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to help reduce the number of animals in shelters through pet adoption, spay/neuter programs, microchipping and emergency support. Founded in 2011 by Cathy Bissell, BPF is an extension of her long-standing love for animals and commitment to their welfare. BPF has since partnered with 5,000 shelters and rescues across the U.S. and Canada to help pets find loving homes. The foundation is supported by generous donors and BISSELL Homecare, Inc where every purchase saves pets.