Mission Viejo Non-Profit Uses ASPCA Founders Society Grant Funds
In August, The Pet Rescue Center received a $5,000 Grant from the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®). The Mission Viejo based non-profit was nominated for the Founder’s Choice Grant and was one of three organizations throughout the United States to receive the award. The grant funds are to be used to help with “pre-adoption” expenses of dogs and cats saved from local high-kill animal shelters and other at-risk situations.
The Pet Rescue Center (The PRC) recently saved two litters of orphaned kittens, approximately 6-8 weeks in age, from the county animal shelter in Orange. Orange County Animal Services often has underage kittens needing to be rescued, as they are not able to provide long-term care for these animals due to lack of staff and funding. According to a letter written by OC Animal Care Director Ryan Drabek, there were 3,500 kittens (less than 6 weeks of age) euthanized at the county shelter in 2012. http://ocpetinfo.com/about/newsdetails?NewsID=1489&TargetID=87
The PRC is using a portion of the funds received from the ASPCA Founders Choice Grant to care for, immunize, spay and neuter, and provide any additional medical care required for these six kittens that were saved from euthanasia at the shelter on September 3, 2013. All the kittens have been de-wormed, flea treated, and have received FVRCP vaccines.
The grey siblings, Lewis and Clark, have already won the hearts of two separate adopters and went to their new homes on Monday. The other litter includes three females, Elvira, Salem, and Tricksy (the lone “Tortie” in the litter), and their brother Gomez, and all four kittens are available for adoption. Interested parties may meet the kittens by submitting an adoption application, which is available online at http://www.thepetrescuecenter.org/adopt/adoption-application.html. Once submitted, applicants will be contacted to set up an appointment with Casey Oliver, Director of Operations. The adoption fee for a cat/kitten is $150.
Rescue Center, located inside Alicia Pet Care Center in Mission Viejo, is a
501c3 non-profit organization that rescues, rehabilitates, and rehomes pets
saved from euthanasia at high-kill shelters and other at-risk situations. These
pets are provided with a veterinarian-supervised, temporary sanctuary, while
The Pet Rescue Center works to find an adopting family for them. They have
successfully saved and adopted out more than 610 dogs and cats in the past five
years. To view their adoptable pets, to volunteer, or to make a donation,
please visit them online at www.thepetrescuecenter.org or call
877.277.7938. Visit them on Facebook.
Founded in 1866, the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) is the first animal welfare organization in North America and serves as the nation’s leading voice for animals. More than two million supporters strong, the ASPCA’s mission is to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States. As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, the ASPCA is a national leader in the areas of anti-cruelty, community outreach and animal health services. For more information, please visit www.ASPCA.org, and be sure to follow the ASPCA on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.