Grant of $90,000 over two years will extend efforts to save more animal lives in Montgomery County.
The Woodlands, Texas, Aug. 6, 2018 – Operation Pets Alive is both thrilled and grateful to announce it has been awarded a $90,000 grant over the next two years, from the Petco Foundation, to support our life-saving programs. This grant will extend our efforts to minimize local shelter intakes through our spay/neuter program, and maximize live release rates through our adoption and transport programs.
We are an all-volunteer nonprofit organization dedicated to working with people and government to provide life-saving, no-kill programs to Montgomery County through innovations that:
- Raise community awareness;
- Reduce the number of dogs and cats that enter our shelters;
- Increase the number of dogs and cats that leave our shelters alive
Since our inception in 2011, Operation Pets Alive has helped over 15,300 homeless dogs and cats from Montgomery County find a safe place to land. From humble beginnings of only 107 dogs and cats adopted our first year, OPA adopted 1,401 dogs and cats last year. Our transport program moved 222 animals to our partners in 2011 and 950 last year alone. So far this year, we have altered, vaccinated and released over 540 community cats, and provided a low-cost spay and neuter for over 175 pets of Montgomery County residents. In our capacity as a partner to both local shelters, we have assisted with over 64 medical cases from the Conroe Animal Adoption Center and 243 medical cases from the Montgomery County Animal Shelter. Many of these cases involved surgeries in the range of $1500 each to mend substantial injuries that otherwise might have been cause for euthanasia.
The Petco Foundation investment will help our County continue to move forward to increase our live release rates at both shelters. A compassionate, forward thinking community does not limit their focus to education and health of their human citizens. We also care about our four-legged family members.
You can read more about the Petco Foundation, here: www.petcofoundation.org