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SpokAnimal Receives Disaster-Relief Grant From National nonprofit Petco Love to Help Pet Owners Impacted by Fires

September 14, 2023 – SpokAnimal has received a $20,000 disaster-relief grant and in-kind pet supplies from national nonprofit organization Petco Love. (more)

SpokAnimal Pet Owners Impacted by Area Fires

Aug 28, 2023 – SpokAnimal wants any pet owner impacted by the Gray and Oregon Road fires to know that pet food and supplies are available at its Resource Center located at 715 N. Crestline and at the Red Cross Emergency Center at Spokane Falls Community College. (more)

SpokAnimal Aides Spokane Humane Evacuation Animal Rescue Team (HEART) in Providing Support for Pets Displaced by Area Fires

July 19th, 2023 – SpokAnimal is helping Spokane Humane Evacuation Animal Rescue Team (HEART) provide emergency care services for pets impacted by area fires (more).

SpokAnimal Encourages Adding a New Family Member During PetSmart Charities® National Adoption Week and Kitten Season

July 7th, 2023 – With local shelters being inundated with kittens, and larger dogs are experiencing longer shelter stays, SpokAnimal is proud to partner with PetSmart Charities® to bring adoptable pets to every area PetSmart store in support of National Adoption Week, taking place July 10 to 16, 2023. (more)

SpokAnimal Receives $34,000 in Grant Funding to Aid Spokane Tribe Housing Authority With Pet Spay/Neuter Efforts

August 28, 2023 – The Spokane Tribe Housing Authority is getting some support in its efforts to curtail domestic pet population on the reservation. (more)

SpokAnimal Completes $130,000 Kennel Replacement Project

July 14th, 2023 – – SpokAnimal, Eastern Washington’s largest humane society for animal adoptions, has completed the installation of all new dog kennels at its shelter located at 707 N. Napa Ave. (more)

The Grey Muzzle Organization Invests in SpokAnimal’s Hearts and Paws Program

July 25, 2023 – SpokAnimal has received an $11,000 grant from The Grey Muzzle Organization to help more senior dogs get adopted through the shelter’s Hearts and Paws program. (more)

SpokAnimal Secures Petfinder Foundation’s Dogs Playing for Life® Grant

April 25, 2023 – SpokAnimal secured a Dogs Playing For Life® tuition grant from the Petfinder Foundation, which has provided the foundational knowledge necessary for the shelter to launch the canine enrichment program at its play yard. (more)

City of Spokane and SpokAnimal Score Mars Petcare’s Better Cities for Pets Grant

Feb 8, 2023 – The City of Spokane and SpokAnimal are collaborating as a result of the City securing part of a $130,000 in grant funding awarded through Mars Petcare’s Better Cities for Pets program. (more)

SpokAnimal Receives $75,000 Grant from PetSmart Charities®

January 30th, 2023 – SpokAnimal has been awarded $75,000 from PetSmart Charities, enabling the shelter to make animal-care related facility improvements and ultimately find more pets homes throughout the Inland Northwest. (more)

SpokAnimal Awarded $70,000 From Petco Love for Animal Life-Saving Efforts

June 15th, 2023 – SpokAnimal has received a $70,000 grant investment from national nonprofit Petco Love in support of the animal welfare agency’s lifesaving work for pets in the Pacific Northwest. (more)

Local SpokAnimal Adopter Named PetCo Love Stories National Winner

March 10, 2023 – Spokane resident Lindsey Crouse’s heartwarming story about how her adopted cat changed her and her daughter’s life is one of 18 winners in Petco Love’s nation-wide Love Story campaign. (more)

SpokAnimal Finds Homes for 2,500 Animals with PetSmart Charities®

February 5th, 2023 – SpokAnimal has completed a combined total of over 2,500 adoptions within a single year at Spokane’s three PetSmart stores. The historic achievement is a first for any shelter in Eastern Washington and has earned SpokAnimal $25,000 in adoption reward funding from PetSmart Charities. (more)

SpokAnimal Receives Spay/Neuter Grant Award from the Washington Federation of Animal Care and Control Agencies

November 3rd, 2022 – SpokAnimal has received a $5,000 grant award from The Washington Federation of Animal Care and Control to provide qualified low-income pet owners with access to deeply-discounted spay/neuter services for their cats and dogs. (more)

Orphan Kitten Club Selects SpokAnimal As First Mightycat Partner in Washington

November 2nd, 2022 – SpokAnimal has been selected by the Orphan Kitten Club a its first Mightycat Partner in Washington State. The Orphan Kitten Club, was founded with a mission to help build innovative programs that save the lives of the tiniest of felines. (more)

The ASPCA & Subaru Love Pets Adoption Event

September 19, 2022 – October is Subaru Loves Pets month and this year pets need our community’s help more than ever! With shelters running at peak capacity, this adoption event will showcase a variety of cats, kittens, and dogs looking for new homes- and a few “Subaru Underdogs.” (more)

PetSmart Charities and SpokAnimal Celebrate Investment In Local Pets

July 16, 2022 – PetSmart Charities presented SpokAnimal with a check for $175,625 to commemorate its 2021-2022 contributions to the area’s highest volume humane society. These funds are helping pets staying in shelters, and also those living in local communities with their families throughout the Inland Northwest… (more)

Seniors with Senior Dogs to Fetch Benefits from The Grey Muzzle Organization’s Grant to SpokAnimal

July 18, 2022 – Thanks to funding from The Grey Muzzle Organization, senior citizens that have dogs seven years an older can now get deeply discounted doggie dentals at SpokAnimal… (more)

Petco Love Invests $50,000 in SpokAnimal to Save and Improve the Lives of Pets in the Inland Northwest

July 1, 2022 – SpokAnimal received a $50,000 grant investment from Petco Love during a special celebration at the Petco located at 2805 E 29th Avenue. The funding awarded by Petco Love is raised through public donations made during transactions at Petco stores across the nation… (more)

SpokAnimal Receives $75,000 Grant from PetSmart Charities to Help More Pets Find Homes Faster

May 2, 2022 – SpokAnimal received $75,000 from PetSmart Charities to implement its Find Homes Faster program, which is an effort to provide the public with greater access to adoptable animals at all of Spokane area PetSmart stores… (more)

SpokAnimal Partners with Petco Love to “Give Pets Their Best Shot” During March National Pet Vaccination Month

March 14, 2022 – SpokAnimal is partnering with national nonprofit Petco Love, the BISSELL Pet Foundation and animal-loving donors to give pets their best shot for a healthy life by hosting a free pet vaccine event at SpokAnimal’s Vet Clinic…. (more)

Kitty Cantina Owners Win National Feline Foster Hero Competition

Jan 6, 2022 – Justyn and Tori Cozza, owners of the Kitty Cantina, won the nation-wide Feline Foster Heroes Contest sponsored by Seattle-based Greater Good Charities, and pet food manufacturer, Royal Canin. That achievement earned them $500 and a $5,000 grant for SpokAnimal…. (more)

Bruce the Cat Wins Funds for SpokAnimal; Public Urged to Vote People’s Choice

December 6, 2021– Autumn Bogart’s touching story about how the adoption of Bruce the Cat has impacted her family was selected by Petco Love as one of 51 national winners in this year’s Petco Love Stories campaign. Autumn’s entry earned her a $100 Petco shopping spree, a pair of shoes from event sponsor, Bob’s from Skechers, and a $5,000 grant award for SpokAnimal… (more)

PetSmart Charities Awards $50K to SpokAnimal’s Pearly Whites Initiative

December 1, 2021 – PetSmart Charities has awarded SpokAnimal $50,000 to advance its Pearly Whites Initiative for pet dental care. The funding allows SpokAnimal to purchase a dental x-ray, expand its program, and help subsidize dentals for qualifying pet owners in Spokane County… (more)

Subaru of Spokane to Drive SpokAnimal Pet Adoptions

Sept 27, 2021– For the month of October, Subaru of Spokane is partnering with SpokAnimal for the Subaru Loves Pets initiative, which includes a variety of events and incentives designed to help pets find loving homes… (more)

Senior Dogs at SpokAnimal Fetch Grant

Spokane, Washington–Old dogs have something to wag about this summer, as The Grey Muzzle Organization announces the recipients of its annual grants, and dogs at SpokAnimal are among the winners.

SpokAnimal is one of 77 animal welfare groups chosen from 266 applicants to receive a grant to help local senior dogs. The winning groups received more than $616,000 in grants to help save or improve the lives of at-risk old dogs in their communities… (more)

Newly Named Petco Love Invests in Livesaving Work of SpokAnimal

Spokane, WA (April 21, 2021) – SpokAnimal announced today a $35,000 grant investment from the newly named, Petco Love, to support their lifesaving work for animals in Spokane.

Petco Love is a nonprofit leading change for pets nationally by harnessing the power of love to make communities and pet families closer, stronger, and healthier. Since their founding in 1999 as the Petco Foundation, they’ve empowered organizations with nearly $300 million invested to date in adoption and other lifesaving efforts. And, they’ve helped find loving homes for more than 6.5 million pets in partnership with Petco and more than 4,000 organizations, like ours, nationwide… (more)

SpokAnimal and Spokane Benefit from PetSmart Charities’ Benevolence

Spokane, Wash., – March 28, 2021—COVID has presented us all with challenges, and yet, there have been unprecedented achievements too. Today, on behalf of PetSmart Charities, managers of local PetSmart stores presented SpokAnimal with a check for $122,230. It represents the cumulative grant awards made to SpokAnimal between February 1, 2020 and January 31, 2021… (more)

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