PetSmart Charities® sponsors discounted procedures, free nail trim for Chihuahuas
Chihuahuas and Chihuahua mixes are some of the most at-risk pets entering U.S. shelters each year. Young-Williams Animal Center, with funding support from PetSmart Charities, the largest funder of animal welfare efforts in North America, is addressing the problem by introducing the “Cherish Your Chihuahua” spay/neuter campaign.
Through the special promotion, Young-Williams Animal Center will offer a $20 spay/neuter surgery and free nail trim for Chihuahua and Chihuahua mixes during the month of August.
“Spaying or neutering a pet is the most effective thing a pet parent can do to prevent unwanted litters that add to the homeless pet overpopulation problem,” says Dr. Lisa Chassy, director of public spay/neuter programs for Young-Williams Animal Center.
The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) endorses spaying and neutering puppies as young as eight to 10 weeks old. Research also shows that the procedure may improve the behavior and health of the pet, including reducing the risk of certain reproductive cancers and infections.
The $20 rate is even less than the shelter’s normal low-cost price and is available to all residents. Dog owners must mention the “Cherish Your Chihuahua” campaign when they call to schedule an appointment. The campaign is based on availability.
The promotion is open to any pet owner regardless of county of residence or financial need. Please call 865-215-6677 to schedule an appointment or visit http://www.young-williams.org/ for more information.
PetSmart Charities’ “Cherish Your Chihuahua” campaign will provide more than $145,746 to spay/neuter clinics to fund affordable, high-quality spay and neuter surgeries for more than 3,106 Chihuahuas across the country during the month of August.
About PetSmart Charities®
PetSmart Charities, Inc. is a nonprofit animal welfare organization that saves the lives of homeless pets. Each year nearly 500,000 dogs and cats find homes through our adoption program in all PetSmart® stores across the U.S. and sponsored adoption events. Each year millions of PetSmart shoppers contribute to PetSmart Charities to help pets in need by making donations on a pin pad at the register. PetSmart Charities efficiently uses 90 cents of every dollar to support its mission of finding lifelong, loving homes for all pets. PetSmart Charities grants more money to directly help pets in need than any other animal welfare group in North America, with a focus on funding adoption and spay/neuter programs that help communities solve pet overpopulation. PetSmart Charities is a 501(c)(3) organization, independent from PetSmart, Inc. PetSmart Charities has received the Four Star Rating for the past 13 years from Charity Navigator, an independent nonprofit that reports on the effectiveness, accountability and transparency of nonprofits, placing it among the top one percent of charities rated by this organization.