POSTED: Sunday, March 3, 2013 - 11:00am
UPDATED: Sunday, March 3, 2013 - 11:04am
Baton Rouge, La — The Companion Animal Alliance of Baton Rouge announced that it has been selected by the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) to participate in The Carroll Petrie Foundation Dog Rescue Project, a new $1 million initiative that will fund much-needed treatments and services for shelter dogs and puppies at municipal animal sheltering organizations.
This treatment will ultimately prepare them for transport from overcrowded shelters to give them the best chance of finding permanent, loving homes. The project is being made possible thanks to a generous donation from Mrs. Carroll Petrie, a respected international philanthropist.
I am so excited about this opportunity to save more animals,” said Beth Brewster, Executive Director. “I hope our community joins in and fosters dogs helping us to find loving, good homes for the animals.” We will be using the funds to support our Rescue Group partners in this ambitious endeavor.
The ASPCA, through The Carroll Petrie Foundation Dog Rescue Project, aims to save 16,600 dogs through a per dog or puppy subsidy for each animal transferred out through the following types of programs:
• Transfer to rescue groups;
• Transfer to other shelters;
• Adoptions through “Foster Adoption Ambassador” programs; or
• Adoptions through permanent off-site partner locations.
The subsidy per dog or puppy can be used for anything from crates and gasoline purchases for transport vehicles to “make-ready” veterinary services for the dogs (i.e. spay/neuter, health certificates, vaccines) that will prepare them to leave the shelter. The subsidy will only apply to lives saved above and beyond each participating groups previous year's numbers.
For more information about Companion Animal Alliance of Baton Rouge, please visit www.caabr.org .