LONDON, ON – DECEMBER 30, 2020– Humane Society London & Middlesex (HSLM) has received a $10,000 grant from PetSmart Charities of Canada to help prepare more shelter pets in the City of London and Counties of Middlesex, Oxford and Elgin for adoption. With the help of this grant, HSLM will be able to complete spay/neuter surgeries for nearly 80 shelter pets. HSLM shelters over 250 animals on a daily basis at its location on 624 Clarke Rd.
Pet homelessness and pet overpopulation can be mitigated through proper education and action. Responsible pet ownership includes spay/neutering pets to improve their overall health and reduce unwanted pets that contribute to the growing homeless pet population in our communities. HSLM’s mandate stipulates that all shelter pets must be spay/neutered prior to adoption.
“We are appreciative of PetSmart Charities of Canada for helping us continue our mandate of providing care and shelter to at-risk pets within our service territory,” says Steve Ryall, Executive Director of Humane Society London & Middlesex. “Spay/neuter surgeries are part of the primary care shelter pets receive during their time at HSLM. Our shelter receives zero government funding and relies solely on the support of individual and corporate donors. This grant will provide necessary surgeries for pets in our shelter today.”
“With this funding, we are thrilled to support HSLM’s efforts to both shorten shelter stays for homeless pets and proactively reduce the homeless pet population throughout the area,” said Charlotte Palmer, associate relationship manager at PetSmart Charities of Canada. This work will help even more pets find loving homes while freeing up space for additional pets in need.” Since 1999, through its partnership with more than 220 humane societies, SPCAs and pet rescues across Canada, PetSmart Charities of Canada has helped more than 330,000 pets to find loving homes via its in-store adoption program in over 140 PetSmart® stores. The leading funder of animal welfare has also donated more than $21.7 million to positively impact communities, to connect people and pets, to help preserve families and to improve access to veterinary care through initiatives like this with Humane Society London & Middlesex.
Humane Society London & Middlesex receives zero government funding and relies solely on donations from individuals and corporations. To learn more about HSLM and their programs please visit: www.hslm.ca