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$30,000 Grant from PetSmart Charities® of Canada to Support
People and their Pets during Pivotal Points in Crisis

November 11, 2020 – St. Catharines, ON – The Lincoln County Humane Society is pleased to announce its receipt of a $30,000 grant from PetSmart Charities of Canada. The grant is designed to keep people with their pets through times of crisis, such as: hospitalization, fleeing domestic abuse and experiencing homelessness

On a referral basis, organizations like FIDO Niagara will partner with the Lincoln County Humane Society to provide up to one month of free boarding, subsidized by a grant from PetSmart Charities of Canada, for the pets of individuals who are experiencing immediate crisis situations. The free boarding paid through the grant will ensure that individuals can rest easier knowing their pets will be kept safe while they are working through their situation. The grant will enable the Lincoln County Humane Society to provide this pet boarding service for approximately 40 pets.

“We are thankful to have received this grant and the opportunity to help individuals in our community in a meaningful way by ensuring their beloved pets are kept safe, free of charge, during their crisis,” says Kevin Strooband, Executive Director of the Lincoln County Humane Society.

While best known as a leading funder of animal welfare, PetSmart Charities of Canada is also committed to supporting projects that help keep people and pets together. “The Lincoln County Humane Society continues to serve as a vital resource to the community, where pets are often considered family,” said Dani LaGiglia, regional relationship manager at the national charity. “We are proud to support this program that ensures pets and people experiencing crisis throughout Niagara will remain together.”

About Lincoln County Humane Society

The Lincoln County Humane Society (LCHS) was first formed in 1881 and serves communities along the south shores of Lake Ontario, in the north part of the Niagara Region. Serving over 200,000 people, the Lincoln County Humane Society receives thousands of animals each year at its Fourth Avenue, St. Catharines Location. The LCHS is dedicated to the humane treatment of all animals and environment in which people respect all living creatures. As a non-profit organization, the support of our community allows us to bring the best possible care to abandoned, neglected and homeless animals.

About PetSmart Charities of Canada:

PetSmart® Charities of Canada is committed to finding lifelong, loving homes for all pets by supporting programs and thought leadership that bring people and pets together. Each year, more than 500,000 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 of Canada efficiently uses more than 90 cents of every dollar donated to fulfill its role as a leading funder of animal welfare in Canada, granting more than $21.7 million since its inception in 1999. PetSmart Charities of Canada is a registered Canadian charity, a member of Imagine Canada and is independent from the PetSmart business in Canada. To learn more visit

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