The Arizona Humane Society (AHS) received a $50,000 emergency relief grant from PetSmart Charities, the leading funder of animal welfare in North America, to support AHS’ Field Operations team and its efforts to rescue local pets from large-scale hoarding cases. The grant is designed to support more than 700 pets rescued annually from such cases in the Phoenix area.
This past year, AHS’ animal cruelty investigators responded to nearly 200 suspected cases of animal hoarding, one of the most recent involving nearly 100 rabbits ranging from just days old to several years of age. The funds offset medical costs including, but not limited to, vaccinations, spay/neuter surgeries and additional medical procedures as needed throughout their treatment.
“We are so fortunate to have PetSmart Charities located in our community and as an invaluable partner to the Arizona Humane Society and the role that we play in rescuing sick and injured animals from horrific conditions,” said Dr. Steven Hansen, AHS president and CEO.
“The Arizona Humane Society has been a trusted partner of PetSmart Charities for nearly 20 years and, through the hard work of their Field Operations Team, we know that maintaining the health and safety of pets in Phoenix is one of their top priorities,” said Jenny Aho, regional relationship manager for PetSmart Charities.