The Humane Society of Kitchener Waterloo and Stratford Perth will benefit from the Pedigree Foundation's first-ever Canadian grant program, which targets pet homelessness by increasing dog adoption programs.
With a growing shelter crisis across North America and more than 80,000 animals in need of support across Canada, Pedigree Foundation is committing $100,000 in 2022 grant awards towards supporting eight Canadian shelter and rescue organizations in need," says a news release issued by the Pedigree Foundation.
“We are incredibly thankful to the Pedigree Foundation for their generous support,” says Kathrin Delutis, chief executive officer, The Humane Society of Kitchener Waterloo and Stratford Perth. “This grant will greatly impact the lifesaving efforts of our transfer program, allowing more dogs to find loving homes within our communities.”
Funding will help shelters increase successful dog adoption frequency by supporting programs that include: Matching/behaviour programs - that increase the likelihood that shelter dogs will bond with their adopters, transport programs - that help move dogs from areas of overpopulation to areas where they are more likely to be adopted and support in remote communities - to provide needed medical care including spay/neuter programs to help reduce overpopulation of homeless dogs. Seven other shelters were chosen for the grant program funding.