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Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region awarded $100,000 grant

Posted at 2:56 PM, Apr 24, 2019

COLORADO SPRINGS – The Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region (HSPPR) has announced that they are the proud recipients of a $100,000 grant award from PetSmart Charities.

President and CEO of HSPPR, Jan McHugh-Smith said the award will directly help the organization save more animal’s lives.

“We can’t thank our friends and partners at PetSmart Charities enough for choosing HSPPR for this very special grant,” McHugh-Smith said. “This generous grant will go a long way toward helping HSPPR address the community’s needs and save more lives than ever before.”

HSPPR said the funds will go directly toward veterinary medical treatment programs and rehabilitative care, which allow the organization to reunite pets with their owners after providing medical treatment and rehabilitative care for issues such as canine parvo, emergency surgeries, and trauma.

“When people are experiencing life challenges, having a pet can add an extra layer of complexity and concern – many often feel that they have no other option but to surrender their beloved pet to local animal welfare organizations,” said Deborah Turcott, acting president, PetSmart Charities. “We are proud to support HSPPR’s efforts to provide affordable pet care that will help keep more pets and people together throughout Southern Colorado.”

HSPPR said last year, they saved 21,291 animal’s lives.