BENEFITING: PETSMART CHARITIES INC
EVENT DATE: Aug 28, 2015
Twitch streamer SysAdminAva is hosting and participating in Charity Week!
From Friday (August 28th) to Friday (September 4th), Ava will be sponsoring the charity of her choice. Each of Ava's streams during Charity Week is dedicated to saving the lives of millions of unwanted animals.
Did you know...
- 3-4 million adoptable dogs and cats are euthanised each year
- 2.7 million healthy shelter pets are not adopted each year, continuing to sit in shelters
- Only 30% of pets in homes come from shelters or rescues
Throughout Charity Week, 100% of donations received will be sent directly to PetSmart Charities™ and PetSmart Charities™ of Canada, nonprofit animal welfare organizations that save the lives of homeless pets.
They have already found loving homes for more than 6 million pets. That's 1 out of every 10 adoptions in the country.
More than 400,000 dogs and cats are saved each year through the adoption program in all PetSmart® stores and sponsored adoption events. 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 spay/neuter surgeries that help communities solve the problem of pet overpopulation.
$32 million was raised (using 90 cents of every dollar donated) to more than 3,000 animal welfare groups across North America in 2014 alone. PetSmart Charities is a 501(c)(3) organization and PetSmart Charities of Canada is a registered charity, separate from PetSmart, Inc.
For the 11th year in a row, PetSmart Charities earned 4 stars from Charity Navigator, their highest rating, and remains in the top 1% of all charities ranked. They've received an A+ rating from Charity Watch and are also accredited by the Better Business Bureau. You can find and review their financial report on GuideStar, the national database of U.S. charitable organizations.
For more information, see https://www.petsmartcharities.org/.