Eliminating geographical boundaries with transport helps increase adoptions
VCA Charities, the nonprofit partner of VCA Animal Hospitals, has provided a $15,000 grant to Pet Rescue Pilots, a 501(c)3 organization that flies pets out of shelters and lands them safely in the loving arms of rescue groups, fosters, and forever homes. Pet Rescue Pilots provide access to transport across the west coast of the United States and Canada so more shelter pets can have a chance to find a forever home.
"At VCA Charities, we want to help every pet live its best life and that means being healthy, being cared for and being loved. It also means helping pets find forever homes and Pet Rescue Pilots helps us accomplish this," said Brandon Antin, VCA Charities Board Member. "Through this partnership, pets have a better chance of being adopted because we are removing geographic barriers. Whether helping reunite military dogs with their handlers after their service has ended or transporting rescue pets to other states to find homes, Pet Rescue Pilots is helping VCA Charities improve the lives of pets, one flight and adoption at a time."
"We are honored to receive this vital grant from VCA Charities to help advance our mission, and specifically, for this special opportunity to reunite our veterans with their most loyal companions," said Julian Javor, Founder and Chief Rescue Pilot, Julian Javor. "This support allows us to move closer to fulfilling our mission to ensure all shelter pets have a chance to find loving forever homes by transcending geographic distance. We are grateful that VCA Charities not only recognizes our shared vision, but that they are helping empower Pet Rescue Pilots to continue our lifesaving work."
About Pet Rescue Pilots
Pet Rescue Pilots (PRP) is a non-profit network that helps with the immediate needs of pet relocation by air and coordinates with rescue organizations to transport pets from overcrowded city and county shelters across the western United States and Canada. Rescue by air means saving more pets over a greater distance in less time. PRP has transported 709 pets on 65 flights, has 30 rescue partners, and traversed over 82,000 miles. On the ground, PRP is committed to creating a more long-term solution to pet overpopulation and suffering through advocacy for responsible pet guardianship; currently they are developing a comprehensive education program for youth of all ages. All rescue efforts, advocacy and education are fueled by donations. For more information, visit www.petrescuepilots.org.
About VCA Charities
VCA Charities is a 501(c)(3) with a mission to inspire and nurture pets and their people to triumph over challenges and thrive together. Established in 2005 by the founders of VCA Animal Hospitals, VCA Charities helps to feed thousands of pets, provide access to expert veterinary care, and support animal welfare organizations globally. Please visit the VCA Charities website to find more information about VCA Charities and its programs at http://www.VCAcharities.org.
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