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This grant will be used to fund expenses to prepare cats and kittens for adoption.
Powder Springs, Georgia – January 30, 2022 – Kitty Angel Rescue has received a $60,000 grant from PetSmart Charities to help prepare more shelter pets in Georgia for adoption and ensure they are ready to find loving homes. With the help of this grant, the organization will be able to expand its’ rescue and adoption efforts to help more homeless pets find loving, forever homes.
Georgia has an overwhelming pet overpopulation problem and has the sixth highest euthanasia rate in the country. Over 20,000 cats are euthanized in Georgia animal shelters each year, which accounts for 69% of all the pets euthanized in the state. With a $60,000 grant from PetSmart Charities, Kitty Angel Rescue will be able to increase its’ support to the community by rescuing and adopting our more homeless pets in the area. Through the generous support of PetSmart Charities, Kitty Angel Rescue will be able to save at least 1,500 cats in 2022. All cats and kittens available for adoption will be spayed or neutered and fully vetted prior to adoption. And to facilitate more adoptions, this funding will allow the organization to offer reduced adoption fees.
“This generous grant from PetSmart Charities will allow us to make an even bigger impact in reducing pet homelessness in Georgia through adoption. With these life-saving funds, we will be able to expand our rescue and adoption efforts. And for every homeless pet adopted, two will be saved…the one being adopted and the one we will rescue in its’ place. We are so grateful for this opportunity to help more homeless pets in Georgia, and we are proud to be a PetSmart Charities Adoption Partner,” said Cheryl “Leigh” Darity, Executive Director of Kitty Angel Rescue.
“Welcoming a pet into your heart and home is a big decision,” said Heidi Fulcher, Adoption Grants Manager at PetSmart Charities. “We want to make certain adoptable animals receive the preventative care they need before making this important transition. It’s our pleasure to continue to support Kitty Angel Rescue as they make the process as seamless as possible.”

About Kitty Angel Rescue

Kitty Angel Rescue is a 501(c)3 non-profit, no-kill cat and kitten rescue and adoption organization located in Powder Springs, Georgia. We are dedicated to reducing euthanasia by means of rescue, adoption and education. We are committed to ensuring a positive adoption experience where great cats find great homes. For more information, visit www.kittyangelrescue.org.

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About PetSmart Charities

PetSmart Charities is committed to making the world a better place for pets and all who love them. Through its in-store adoption program in all PetSmart® stores across the U.S. and Puerto Rico, PetSmart Charities helps up to 600,000 pets connect with loving families each year. PetSmart Charities also provides grant funding to support organizations that advocate and care for the well-being of all pets and their families. Our grants and efforts connect pets with loving homes through adoption, improve access to affordable veterinary care and support families in times of crisis with access to food, shelter and emergency relief. Each year, millions of generous supporters help pets in need by donating to PetSmart Charities directly at PetSmartCharities.org, while shopping at PetSmart.com, and by 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 more than $500 million since its inception in 1994. Independent from PetSmart LLC, PetSmart Charities is a 501(c)(3) organization that has received the Four-Star Rating from Charity Navigator for the past 18 years in a row – placing it among the top one percent of rated charities. To learn more visit www.petsmartcharities.org.

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Media Contact:
Kitty Angel Rescue
Cheryl "Leigh” Darity
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Media Line: 623-587-2177