PTTR Awarded $10,000 ASPCA Grant
September 16, 2015
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Pilots to the Rescue Awarded $10,000 ASPCA Grant
Funds will support life-saving animal relocation services
Scarsdale, New York — Pilots to the Rescue today announced the receipt of a $10,000 grant from the ASPCA ® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®), which will fund life-saving animal relocation efforts.
“As many as 4 million animals are euthanized each year in the United States, which is simply unacceptable,” said Michael Schneider, Founder of Pilots to the Rescue. “With these funds from the ASPCA, Pilots to the Rescue will have the ability to enroll volunteer pilots from across the country to fly animals facing an uncertain future to shelters where they can be adopted into loving homes. In the process, Pilots to the Rescue will spread awareness about this huge problem and save countless lives.”
“Transporting animals from areas of high supply and low demand to areas with low supply and high demand is one of the most straight-forward ways of saving lives,” said Lou Guyton, senior director of community initiatives at the ASPCA. “We are proud to award Pilots to the Rescue with this grant so that they can continue this critical work,”
Pilots to the Rescue utilizes a network of volunteer pilots to relocate at-risk animals to shelters where they have a greater chance of getting adopted. A trained ground crew meets the pilots at each location, assisting with the transport to the receiving shelter, foster, or adoptive home. In this way, animals who might have been overlooked are now more easily adopted into a loving home.
For more information, please visit www.PilotstotheRescue.org
About Pilots to the Rescue
Pilots to the Rescue’s mission is to save potential pets facing imminent death utilizing an advanced rescue flight system. Enrolling a network of trained pilots, shelters, ground teams and veterinarians, PTTR gives little souls filled with unconditional love a second chance in a furever home.