Pet Age Staff//August 11, 2023//
Pet Age Staff //August 11, 2023//
Press release: RPM
Rescued Pets Movement (RPM), the largest homeless animal rescue, rehabilitation and transport 501(c)(3) nonprofit in the United States, announced that it recently received a $125,000 grant from PetSmart Charities, the top funder of animal welfare in the U.S., to support RPM’s lifesaving program. Since 2013, Rescued Pets Movement has saved over 82,000 homeless animals.
Approximately five million pets enter shelters in the U.S. each year. Thanks to improved coordination efforts between animal shelters and rescue partners across the nation, rescuing homeless pets from areas of overpopulation to those with a demand for rescue animals increases the chances for adoptable animals to find forever homes.
PetSmart Charities and Rescued Pets Movement know collaborations such as these will improve outcomes for animals in overpopulated shelters. PetSmart Charities’ grant to RPM will have a direct impact on RPM’s operations, including staffing, medical clinic and boarding expenses, travel/ transport expenses and related supplies.
“We are thrilled and deeply grateful to receive this incredibly generous grant from PetSmart Charities,” said Cindy Perini, co-founder and president. “PetSmart Charities’ support empowers us to continue our unwavering commitment to homeless animals across the greater Houston area. With this remarkable contribution, we can take our mission to new heights and touch the lives of countless more animals, leaving an indelible paw print of compassion and kindness. RPM has saved over 5,600 homeless animals so far in 2023 and over 82,000 since 2013. Through rescue efforts, veterinary care assistance, and transport initiatives, RPM and its rescue partners across the U.S. strive to build a world where homeless animals are no longer voiceless victims, but cherished pets and companions deserving of love and care.”
“It’s an honor to support Rescued Pets Movement in their mission to make a positive impact on the lives of homeless animals,” said Aimee Gilbreath, president at PetSmart Charities. “PetSmart Charities is committed to making the world a better place for pets and all who love them — and RPM’s dedication and passion for animal welfare is evident. Their lifesaving programs have already saved more than 82,000 animals, and with this grant, we’re confident that they will be able to save even more. On behalf of PetSmart Charities, we commend RPM’s dedication and their efforts to ensure a healthier future for homeless animals.”