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Rescue Waggin’ to visit Noah’s Ark Feb. 14

Feb 07, 2013

Noah’s Ark Animal Foundation is among 60 animal shelters across the country that participate every month in PetSmart Charities Rescue Waggin’ program – a national transport program that has saved more than 60,000 dogs and puppies since 2004.

PetSmart Charities Rescue Waggin’ vehicles run along the East Coast, Midwest, Great Plains and South Central States. In 2012, the Rescue Waggin’ program transported more than 10,700 dogs and puppies from overcrowded animal shelters, like the Noah’s Ark, to animal shelters in other communities where adoptable dogs and puppies are more in demand.

In 2012, the Noah’s Ark boarded 191 of those dogs and puppies aboard a Rescue Waggin’ vehicle, reducing the number of homeless pets in Fairfield and the surrounding area. Noah’s Ark handled the care of about 606 dogs and cats last year.

The Rescue Waggin’ will visit Noah’s Ark again Feb. 14.

The Rescue Waggin’ program is a three-part program designed to help shelters save pets’ lives, which includes the transport program as well as grants for spay and neuter expansion and professional consultations and funding support from PetSmart Charities for enhanced operations and shelter improvements for participating shelters.

Since joining the program, Noah’s Ark has received more than $100,000 in grants to purchase kitty condos, dog igloos, Kuranda beds, cat bedding, dog and cat crates and an exam table, and for shelter improvements: guillotine door panels for indoor dog kennels, restructuring of the outdoor dog kennel fencing, indoor and outdoor doors, shade screens and concrete repair for the outdoor kennels, a new boiler system, resurfacing of shelter floors and foam insulation throughout the shelter.

To learn more, visit www.petsmartcharities.org. To donate, email gifts@petsmartcharities.org or call 623-587-2826.

Noah’s Ark Animal Foundation can be reached at 472-6080 or www.noahsark.org.

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