Grant supports pet adoption backlog

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Georgian Triangle Humane Society (GTHS) has received a $40,000 grant from PetSmart Charities of Canada to help prepare more homeless pets in the south Georgian Bay region for adoption.

An estimated 100,000 pets make their way into shelters each year in Canada. With the help of this grant, the organization will continue to offer compassionate care to animals awaiting adoption, which includes veterinary care, staffing, sheltering, and supplies.

“Shelter and rescue groups across the country continue to navigate realities like full facilities, limited access to veterinary care and staffing shortages.
That’s why it’s more important than ever to support partners like the Georgian Triangle Humane Society who helps thousands of pets each year,” said Heidi Marston, director of pet placement at PetSmart Charities. “We’re grateful for partners like the GTHS who are not only committed to the pets in their care but who support the needs of the broader pet- loving community.”

The grant will also help facilitate promotional events and activities, including offsite adoptions at participating PetSmart retail locations, to help encourage adoptions for pets in GTHS care.

The PetSmart Charities Adoption grant will help the GTHS care for long-standing resident pets, like Chicco, who was recently adopted after 104 days in GTHS care, so he can receive the love and support he needs to thrive while waiting for his forever family.

“We are so grateful to PetSmart Charities of Canada for this adoption grant. With animal surrenders up 55 per cent versus last year, more animals are coming into our care,” explains Sonya Reichel, executive director of the GTHS. “This additional support will help us provide the compassionate care these animals deserve while they wait for their forever homes and will help us provide innovative solutions to help facilitate moreadoptions, such as offsite adoptions.”

Visit to learn more about adoptable animals at the GTHS.

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