Wednesday, December 3, 2014

ASPCA helps pets find their home for the holidays with second Rescue Ride program

Via PRWeb - The ASPCA has announced the launch of the second straight year of its “Rescue Ride” program as part of the annual Subaru “Share the Love” event.

The ASPCA “Rescue Ride” program will help transport thousands of homeless dogs from overcrowded shelters to ones in which they have a better chance of being adopted this holiday season. Thanks to funding from the annual “Share the Love” event, the program will grant a total of $100,000 in funding to 19 organizations to cover transportation costs.

This is the seventh consecutive year that the ASPCA has been a beneficiary of the Subaru “Share the Love” event. In addition to the “Rescue Ride” program, this year the ASPCA has distributed over $160,000 in grants to 50 local animal welfare organizations to host pet adoption-related events and promotions at local Subaru retailers to save lives and raise awareness for animals in need.

“The holidays are a perfect time to rescue an animal and bring it into your home. With the support of Subaru for the ‘Rescue Ride’ grant program, we can help more homeless pets be relocated to communities where shelters have more empty cages and there is a higher demand for these types of animals,” said ASPCA President & CEO Matt Bershadker. “This grant program ̶ along with the adoption events taking place across the country ̶ will help thousands of animals find homes.”

This year, the ASPCA expanded its national animal relocation program to Los Angeles, where ASPCA staff performs weekly transports to move animals out of overcrowded shelters. Of the 19 grant recipients from the 2014 “Rescue Ride” program, there are four organizations who are working to relocate animals from the Los Angeles area. The ASPCA’s efforts to support animal relocation programs in Los Angeles is part of the organization’s overall multi-year, multi-million dollar commitment to the Los Angeles metropolitan area announced earlier this year.

During the “Share the Love” event – which runs from November 20, 2014 through January 2, 2015 – Subaru will donate $250 for every new Subaru vehicle purchased or leased to the customer’s choice of participating charities, including the ASPCA. Subaru will give up to $15,000,000 in total, with a minimum donation of $250,000 to each of the four national charities.

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