AnimalWorks Awarded $5,000 Grant from PetSafe® Brand for Spay and Neuter Program
ALCOA, Tenn. (June 23, 2016) – The Board of Directors and staff are excited to announce that AnimalWorks has been awarded a $5,000 grant from PetSafe® brand, an industry leader in the development of innovative pet behavioral, containment and lifestyle product solutions. The grant will be used to assist residents in the community with spaying and neutering cats and dogs under one year of age.
AnimalWorks is a nonprofit spay and neuter clinic that is dedicated to reducing the homeless and unwanted pet population. AnimalWorks’ mission is to reduce the number of homeless pets by providing high quality, affordable spay and neuter services.
Board President Ann Contole said, “We are so excited to receive a grant from PetSafe® brand to continue our life saving work in the community. Only with spay and neuter programs can we effectively overcome the pet overpopulation. We are so fortunate to have the support from PetSafe® brand to help fund this lifesaving initiative.”
AnimalWorks was founded in 2001 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, dedicated to offering affordable high quality spay and neuter services to the community. AnimalWorks is the only spay and neuter clinic located in Blount County, Tennessee. There are no residency requirements or income restrictions to receive services. AnimalWorks has performed approximately 37,000 spay/neuter surgeries to date. AnimalWorks served 571 pets with vaccinations and spayed/neutered 1334 pets. The clinic also works with rescue groups, humane societies and shelters to help ensure that all animals are spayed/neutered before adoption.
About the PetSafe® brand
PetSafe® brand is an industry leader in the development of innovative pet behavioral, containment and lifestyle product solutions. PetSafe brand is owned by Radio Systems® Corporation and headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee. For more information, please visit www.petsafe.net or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.
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Teresa Lamarche, Executive Director