Petco Foundation Invests in Lifesaving Work of Grand Prairie Animal Services

Post Date:05/25/2017 2:42 PM

 

 

Grand Prairie Animal Services, 2222 W. Warrior Tr., has been awarded a $75,000 grant from the Petco Foundation to support its Trap-Neuter-Release (TNR) program, and help provide spay and neuter efforts to the pets of citizens of the City of Grand Prairie.

Grand Prairie Animal Services and Prairie Paws Adoption Center works to educate residents on pet safety, health, adoptions and more through the use of donations, grants and additional funding.

The Petco Foundation investment will help to reduce the number of unwanted animals in Grand Prairie through TNR and public spay/neuter.  Through the help of non-profits, TNR services trap, spay/neuter feral cats, and return them to the community. TNR helps maintain the cat population in the Grand Prairie community and reduces the number of litters entering the shelter.

“Our goal is to help the citizens of Grand Prairie spay and neuter their pets, and reduce the number of puppy and kitty litters entering our shelter,” said Danielle Tate, Animal Services Manager. “By providing these services and continuing our education efforts, we hope to see fewer animals come through our doors.”

All feral cats that are spayed/neutered and returned to the community will be "ear-tipped" or "notched." Citizens who find a feral cat without an ear-tip are encouraged to call Grand Prairie Animal Services at 972-237-8575 or email the Grand Prairie Cat Crew, a non-profit organization that assists with TNR, at gpcatcrew@gmail.com for assistance in trapping the cat for TNR. TNR works on a case-by-case basis through the help of non-profit organizations that partner with Grand Prairie Animal Services.

For more information about Grand Prairie Animal Services or the Petco Foundation, visit www.gptx.org/paws or www.petcofoundation.org. Join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or by using the hashtag #PetcoFoundation.

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