Detroit Animal Care and Control Receives $123,770 Grant from PetSmart Charities® To Fuel Spay and Neuter Efforts in Detroit

DETROIT ANIMAL CARE AND CONTROL RECEIVES $123,770 GRANT FROM PETSMART CHARITIES® TO FUEL SPAY AND NEUTER EFFORTS IN DETROIT

Enhancing Detroit Animal Care and Control’s Adoption Program by offering free spay and neuter services, microchips, and vaccines

Detroit, MI – May 15, 2019 – Detroit Animal Care and Control (DACC) today announced it has recently received a $123,770 grant from PetSmart Charities, the leading funder of animal welfare in North America, to help fuel its spay and neuter efforts in Detroit. This grant will enhance the DACC Adoption Program by supporting free spay and neuter operations, microchips, and vaccine services this year.

Detroit Animal Care and Control launched its first ever animal adoption program in 2018 with the strong support and coordination of several local animal response partners, including volunteers from the Friends of the Detroit Animal Care and Control nonprofit. As of May 2019, over 313 animals have been adopted through the City of Detroit’s animal adoption program, advancing progress in the facility’s live release rate. Last year, Detroit Animal Care and Control Officers removed 4,711 stray animals from Detroit neighborhoods 

“We are excited to partner with PetSmart Charities and build capacity in our adoption programs,” said Jean Ingersoll, Interim Health Officer of the Detroit Health Department, which oversees Detroit Animal Care and Control. “This grant demonstrates our commitment to growing our adoption program, and addressing public safety concerns and our stray animal population in a sustainable way.”

All animals adopted through Detroit Animal Care and Control receive a comprehensive health and wellness evaluation that includes free sterilization, microchip, current vaccines, free food and other supplies.

“The efforts of Detroit Animal Care and Control to provide homeless pets access to health and wellness care will both prevent thousands of unplanned litters and promote a healthier pet population,” said Deborah Turcott, acting president of PetSmart Charities. “This important work will encourage shorter stays in shelter and ensure these pets have the necessary resources while they wait to find loving homes.”

PetSmart Charities aims to proactively prevent pet homelessness. Since 1994, the organization has granted more than $100 million to support spay and neuter efforts across the United States.

Detroit Animal Care and Control is located at 7401 Chrysler Dr., Detroit, MI 48211. Walk-in adoption hours are 10:30 AM – 3:30 PM, seven days a week or call 313-224-6356. 

All services are available daily including lost dog identification, licensing, adoptions and more. Find DACC on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DetroitAnimalCareAndControl/ Website: www.detroitmi.gov/dacc

About PetSmart Charities® PetSmart Charities, Inc. is committed to finding lifelong, loving homes for all pets by supporting programs and thought leadership that bring people and pets together. Through its in-store adoption program in all PetSmart® stores across the U.S. and Puerto Rico, PetSmart Charities helps to find forever homes and families for more than 500,000 shelter pets each year. PetSmart Charities also provides grant funding to nonprofits aligned with its mission. Each year, millions of generous PetSmart shoppers help pets in need by donating to PetSmart Charities using the PIN pads at checkout registers inside PetSmart stores. In turn, PetSmart Charities efficiently uses more than 90 cents of every dollar donated to fulfill its role as the leading funder of animal welfare in North America, granting almost $340 million since its inception in 1994. Independent from PetSmart Inc., PetSmart Charities is a 501(c) (3) organization that has received the Four-Star Rating from Charity Navigator, a third-party organization that reports on the effectiveness, accountability and transparency of nonprofits, for the past 16 years in a row – placing it among the top one percent of charities rated by this organization. 
To learn more visit www.petsmartcharities.org. For the 24-Hour PetSmart Charities Media Line, call 623-587-2177