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PETstock pledges $1 million for Animals in Need

$1 million for Aussie animals in need: PETstock lends a paw with biggest donation in company’s history 

PETstock’s charity foundation PETstock Assist has announced it will be donating $1 million this financial year to organisations and projects that assist pets and families across Australia. 

Launched in September 2018, the PETstock Assist Grant Program provides the funding organisations need to create long-term change and care for pets and families most in need.

Founded in 2007, PETstock Assist raises vital funds and awareness and provides care programs for animal welfare including adoption drives, food donations and offering accessible pet care. 

PETstock Assist Charity and Events Coordinator, Jessica Guilfoyle, says this is the largest donation in the company’s history, allowing the foundation to make its biggest impact yet. “We’re so excited to make a long-term difference and positive change in the lives of pets and families within communities across Australia,” she says. 

“We’re looking to fund organisations that assist with abused, abandoned and neglected pets through rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming initiatives and organisations that support those who require assistance through companion animal projects and disaster assistance,” she says.

“The grants are thanks in large part to our generous customers and suppliers. The support of our PETstock Assist products in conjunction with in-store and online donations have made this grant program possible.” 

Ms Guilfoyle, who has always been passionate about animal welfare, believes the program will help educate and raise awareness of rescue pets, animal health and the impact animals can have on human happiness and health. She says most of the funding will be allocated to local, grassroots organisations.

“These organisations are best placed to make a real difference but struggle to find the funding to do so. We believe supporting the right organisations, that are often overlooked, will have the greatest impact helping those in need, 
whether that be animals, people or the planet.”

To ensure the money makes the most impact for local communities, organisations will be carefully vetted to ensure they are ethical and sustainable in their approach and do not contribute to the subjugation of animals.

The grants
given to each organisation will depend on what is needed to achieve its goals. Interested organisations are encouraged to visit for further information on how to apply.

MEDIA RELEASE, October 2018

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