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Petco Foundation invests in New Leash on Life

Staff Reports • Dec 1, 2016 at 3:00 PM

New Leash on Life in Lebanon announced Wednesday it was awarded a $5,000 grant from the Petco Foundation to support its adoption center animals’ medical needs, which will allow for reduced adoption fees. 

New Leash on Life is a nonprofit organization. The animal welfare organization offers a no-kill animal shelter, a low-cost spay and neuter program and a pet food assistance program to aid cats and dogs in Middle Tennessee. Since 1980, New Leash on Life has saved animals’ lives; this beginning with a shelter, followed by a spay and neuter program and the most recent addition as a pet food assistance program. New Leash on Life has helped rehome more than 10,000 animals, provided spay and neuter services to more than 45,000 animals and provides pet food assistance to 300 families yearly. 

The Petco Foundation investment will help offset medical costs of animals at the adoption center, allowing reduced adoption fees. Currently, adoption fees for cats and dogs range from $85-$150. The adoption fee covers an animal’s spay or neuter, microchip and vaccinations. With the Petco Foundation’s lifesaving grant, adoption fees will now range from $40-$100. With reduced adoption fees, New Leash anticipates an increase in adoptions, which means it can take in more animals.  

“It means so much to know the Petco Foundation recognizes the need for what we offer. Their support of the medical needs of the animals in our care is truly lifesaving.  The Petco Foundation’s help means we can continue to say yes when an animal has a need, when an animal needs a place to land until he or she can find their forever home and yes when a rescue or a local animal control asks if we have space to take an animal,” said Angela Chapman, director of New Leash on Life. 

 For more information about New Leash on Life or the Petco Foundation, visit newleashonline.org or petcofoundation.org

 

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