PETA’s “Pet for $1,000” pet project is raising $150,000 to help rehabilitate the dogs of abused and neglected pets.
PETA founder and CEO Sue Berenson said the group has been in the business of raising funds for abused and neglectful animals for over 30 years.
“It’s a shame that pets are dying at a rate that is beyond our wildest dreams, but when they are we can only pray that the lives of these animals will be spared,” Berensson said in a press release.
“It’s sad to know that so many people are choosing to donate to our cause.
I’m grateful to every single person who has given and is helping out.
The animals deserve better than this.”
Berenson’s group has teamed up with “Pets for $50” to create a pet shelter in Pittsburgh to help people who need help with finding a loving home for their animals.
The organization said the shelter will provide assistance with adopting and fostering pet-friendly animals in the city, and will also help those in need by donating their pet-specific services.
“Pets are not only our lifeblood, but they are the lifeblood of our community,” Barenson said in the release.
“When we have a shelter that can help us get pets out of shelters, we have the potential to save the lives and the families of the pets that are being abused and mistreated.”
The group also said they are hoping to help foster and adopt pets at shelters across the country.
They also hope to help those that need help finding permanent housing.
“People who are in desperate need of permanent housing are a great help to us,” Burenson said.
“People who know someone who needs a place to stay or has a pet are also a great resource to help us help these animals.”
Barenson and co-founder Stephanie Kochels have previously teamed up to help homeless and abused pets, and said that PETA has become a family in recent years.
They have also recently created a shelter in New York, which will help the homeless and homeless pets.
Pets will be eligible for a $50 deposit and an additional $50 towards the shelter.
Paws will need to be vaccinated for rabies and neutered by January 1, 2018, and must be adopted within 30 days of the shelter opening.
Beren, Kochers and cofounder Brian Riggs are currently seeking $10,000 in a new grant to help pay for the dogs.
The shelter is located in Pittsburgh at the PETA-sponsored Shelter of Hope, and the organization said they will also be opening up more shelter spaces across the city in the coming months.