The Pet Rescue Center
has received a $3,000 Grant from the Banfield Charitable Trust, which will help
fund its Pet Pantry, a program designed to help struggling pet owners keep
their pets. The Mission Viejo-based non-profit will use the funds received,
along with donations from local retailers, to provide pet food, cat litter, and
other pet-related products to local pet owners who qualify for their
“We were very pleased to receive this grant from Banfield Charitable Trust,” explained Jan Henry, Director of Development for The Pet Rescue Center. “These funds will allow The Pet Rescue Center the opportunity to reach out and help the less fortunate in our community by providing pet food, cat litter, and other items, and in some cases, enable these families to keep their pets.”
donations of pet food and other items (both donated and purchased) will be provided
to South County Outreach in Lake Forest.
When available, South County Outreach dispenses pet food through their
Food Pantry program.
The Pet Pantry is sponsored in part by RUFF (RuffRescue.org). Donations for The
PRC’s Pet Pantry have already been received from Target in Aliso Viejo,
Russo’s Pet Center in Laguna Niguel, and Omar's Exotic Birds in Lake Forest, and The PRC is looking for more partners
to donate to this program.
The Pet Rescue Center’s Pet Pantry will operate out of Alicia Pet Care Center, located at 25800 Jeronimo Rd, Suite 100, in Mission Viejo. Pet food and other pet-related items will be available to those who qualify on the second Saturday of each month, from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Applications are available online at www.thepetrescuecenter.org/programs/community and inside Alicia Pet Care Center during business hours.
If you would like to participate by donating to The PRC’s Pet Pantry, pet food and cat litter can be dropped off at Alicia Pet Care Center or you can contribute online at www.thepetrescuecenter.org/give. Please indicate Pet Pantry on your donation. Contact Jan Henry at email@example.com for more information.
About The Pet Rescue Center
The Pet Rescue Center, located inside Alicia Pet Care Center in Mission Viejo, is a 501c3 non-profit organization that rescues, rehabilitates, and re-homes 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. Since being co-founded by Blythe and Dr. Matthew Wheaton of Alicia Pet Care Center in 2007, they have successfully saved and adopted out more than 640 dogs and cats. 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.