KARAMAZOO, Michigan – The Kalamazoo Human Society has received a $200,000 grant from PetSmart Charity, according to a news release from the charity.
PetSmart Charities has committed $100 million over the next five years to improve access to veterinary care. These grants will fund up to four years of growth and operation of a non-profit clinic that aims to expand services, better serve the community, and inspire other veterinary providers by sharing their experiences. support the expansion of low-cost veterinary care by providing release.
A $200,000 grant to the Kalamazoo Humane Society will help expand outreach services to underserved pet owners. The funding is intended to help the Kalamazoo Humane Society work in the community and facilitate access to essential veterinary services and pet resources.
Through a grant, the Kalamazoo Human Society promoted former Client Services team member Alejandra Morales to the position of new Outreach Coordinator.
Morales came to KHS looking to make a difference in her community and jumped at the opportunity to extend her talent beyond the front desk. Now, as Outreach Coordinator, Morales builds links with other community organizations working with the homeless and other vulnerable populations in the Kalamazoo area. Her efforts are helping bridge the gap between people with pets and services, the news release said.
By reducing barriers to services such as sterilization and neutering, vaccinations, pet food and information for even the most vulnerable pet owners, the Kalamazoo Humane Society will further reduce pet overcrowding and neglect. By reducing the number of pets given or handed over, service areas are healthier places to live with pets, the news release said.
“Access to Care is a growing movement focused on equity for pet owners who face the challenge of not being able to feed their pets,” said Kalamazoo Human Society Executive Director. Director Aaron Winters said in a statement. “(Kalamazoo Humane Society) is focused on preventing pet overcrowding and helping the wonderful people in our community take care of their beloved pets. When we watch and invest in causes such as , we know we are on the right track to make a difference in our communities.
“The human-animal bond is complex, and a ‘if you can’t afford a pet, don’t have one’ attitude is not the answer. “It gives us the tools we need to provide that kind of help,” says Winters.
The Kalamazoo Humane Society was established in 1897 to address concerns about the inhumane treatment of animals and children in Kalamazoo. We are a registered 501(c)(3) charity.
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