The Animal Foundation Receives $20,000 From PetSmart Charities® To Support Everyday Adoption Center (EAC) Operations

Grant will support daily operations of adoptions at PetSmart store in Henderson

Las VegasThe Animal Foundation has received a grant for $20,000 from PetSmart Charities, the leading funder of animal welfare in North America, to support the daily operations of the Everyday Adoption Center (EAC) at the PetSmart store #1895 at 286 W. Lake Mead Parkway in Henderson, Nevada. Thanks to this generous grant, The Animal Foundation will be able to cover more of the staffing, supplies, transportation and adoption preparation expenses to support PetSmart Charities’ and The Animal Foundation’s mutual goal of increasing adoptions of shelter pets at the EAC.


“By receiving this latest grant, we are able to continue our philanthropic services to Henderson and further heighten community awareness about shelter animal adoption,” said Daniel Neel, Chief Finance and Development Officer of The Animal Foundation. “We are very proud to partner with PetSmart Charities to advance our mutual mission of saving more of the lost, homeless, abandoned and often mistreated animals who come into our care.”


“At PetSmart Charities, our mission is to find lifelong, loving forever homes for all pets and we do this with the help of local animal welfare organizations like The Animal Foundation who are just as passionate as we are about helping pets in need,” said Jenny Aho, Regional Relationship Manager at PetSmart Charities. “With the help of this grant, we look forward to seeing this adoption partner continue their lifesaving work at the PetSmart Charities Everyday Adoption Center and seeing even more of the tremendous impact that they have had in the Las Vegas-Henderson community.”


Operating as Nevada’s largest open-admission animal shelter, The Animal Foundation provides refuge and healthcare for tens of thousands of helpless animals annually. The PetSmart Charities Everyday Adoption Center (EAC) is open daily from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. For more information and to view adoptable pets, please visit




The Animal Foundation is a private, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to saving the lives of all healthy and treatable animals in the Las Vegas Valley. The Animal Foundation operates the highest volume single-site animal shelter in America, saving more than 25,000 pets last year. Founded in 1978, The Animal Foundation’s lifesaving programs are designed to address the root causes of pet overpopulation and homelessness and include: adoptions; low-cost spay/neuter, microchipping and vaccination services; lost & found pets; Community Cats; and more. In June 2015, The Animal Foundation announced Mission: Possible 2020, a strategic initiative to save the lives of all healthy and treatable animals who come to them in need by the end of the year 2020. To learn more about The Animal Foundation or view adoptable pets online, visit


PetSmart Charities, Inc. is committed to finding lifelong, loving homes for all pets by supporting programs and thought leadership that bring people and pets together. Through its in-store adoption program in all PetSmart® stores across the U.S. and Puerto Rico, PetSmart Charities helps to find forever homes and families for more than 500,000 shelter pets each year.  PetSmart Charities also provides grant funding to nonprofits aligned with its mission under four key areas of support: Preventing Pet Homelessness; Helping Shelter Pets Thrive; Supporting the Bond Between People and Pets and Providing Emergency Relief and Disaster Support. Each year, millions of generous PetSmart shoppers help pets in need by donating to PetSmart Charities using the PIN pads at checkout registers inside PetSmart stores.  In turn, PetSmart Charities efficiently uses more than 90 cents of every dollar donated to fulfill its role as the leading funder of animal welfare in North America, granting almost $340 million since its inception in 1994. Independent from PetSmart Inc., PetSmart Charities is a 501(c)(3) organization that has received the Four-Star Rating from Charity Navigator, a third-party organization that reports on the effectiveness, accountability and transparency of nonprofits, for the past 15 years in a row – placing it among the top one percent of charities rated by this organization. To learn more visit


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