For Immediate Release



Jan. 22, 2018—London & Kitchener, ON – Today, Animal Outreach announced it has received a $34,000 grant from PetSmart Charities of Canada, a leading funder of animal welfare, to help fuel its spay and neuter efforts in London and Kitchener, Ontario. With the help of this donation, the organization will work with lower income families, to reduce the cost of spaying and neutering pets living in homes or families that may be income-challenged.


While funds last, the Animal Outreach assistance program, made possible by this grant from PetSmart Charities of Canada, will allow lower income dog guardians to access $50.00 to apply towards  accessibly priced spay/neuter procedure.  Animal Outreach often works in partnership with EVAH, The East Village Animal Hospital, on related animal welfare initiatives, as EVAHs are operated like non-profits and provide affordable veterinary care to pet parents in need.


" There are many pet guardians may be lower income, but they love their pets very much and want what's best for them,” says Florine Morrison, President of Animal Outreach. “However, sometimes even veterinary hospitals that are already accessible prices can be difficult to manage for some pet parents and families. Folks accessing funds such as this helps them manage the cost of spaying or neutering their pet, while keeping them healthy and happy. In addition, the funding from PetSmart Charities of Canada will enable Animal Outreach to continue our commitment to reducing the pet overpopulation. We are extremely pleased to receive and share this funding!"


PetSmart Charities of Canada aims to proactively prevent pet homelessness by supporting spay and neuter initiatives across the country,” says PetSmart Charities’ regional relationship manager, Dani Mailing. “Through partnerships with organizations like Animal Outreach and East Village Animal Hospitals, we’re making spay and neuter surgeries more accessible and affordable for pets and pet parents in need.”


For more information on whether your pet may be eligible for a subsidized spay/neuter procedure, please contact EVAHs. EVAH in London is located at 1777 Dundas St E. Telephone: 519-455-3824. EVAH in Kitchener is located at 1500 Weber St E. Telephone: 519-894-2323. Or you can reach both clinics via email:





About Animal Outreach:  Animal Outreach’s mission is to provide shelter and care for abandoned, neglected, unwanted, injured and abused domesticated animals. Animal Outreach networks with other animal rescue groups, veterinary clinics, and individuals to rehabilitate animals and place them in foster homes until a suitable permanent home or sanctuary can be found. The Animal Outreach Rural/ Feral Cat Program will provide enhanced access to spay/neuter procedures for thousands of feral & semi-domesticated barn/rural cats that reside in the region. AO will subsidize the cost of veterinary services for spay/neuter procedures for feral, rural cats residing in the counties of Waterloo, Middlesex, Oxford, Huron, Lambton, Elgin, Norfolk, Perth, Chatham-Kent, Brant, and Grey Bruce.  Animal Outreach began working with The East Village Animal Hospitals - EVAH - in 2013 to focus on the common goal of ensuring low income families, and Trap Neuter Return programs could access high-quality, high-volume spay neuter surgeries for their dogs and cats. To date, Animal Outreach has facilitated access to services that has allowed EVAH to perform over 21,280 spays and neuters. Animal Outreach is a registered Canadian Charity and accepts donations for the High Volume Spay Neuter program at

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About PetSmart Charities® of Canada:
PetSmart Charities of Canada is a registered Canadian charity with a mission to find lifelong, loving homes for all pets by supporting programs and thought leadership that bring people and pets together.  In addition to finding homes for more than 25,000 shelter pets each year through its in-store adoption program in all PetSmart stores, PetSmart Charities of Canada provides funding to registered charities aligned with its mission through four key areas of grant support: Preventing Pet Homelessness; Helping Shelter Pets Thrive; Supporting the Bond Between People and Pets; and Emergency Relief and Disaster Support. Each year, millions of generous PetSmart shoppers help pets in need by donating to PetSmart Charities of Canada using the pin pads at checkout registers inside PetSmart stores.  In turn, PetSmart Charities efficiently uses 89 cents of every dollar donated and has become a leading funder of animal welfare in Canada, donating nearly $12 million to date.  PetSmart Charities of Canada is a member of Imagine Canada, and a registered Canadian charity independent from PetSmart, Inc. To learn more, visit

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Media Contacts:

The East Village Animal Hospital - Laurie Ristmae / 519-455-3824 /
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