PetSafe Donates $20K to Support Shelter Animal Transport
PetSafe has donated $20,000 to Peaceful Kingdom, a non-profit group that moves pets from over-crowded East Tennessee shelters to under-capacity shelters in the North.
The award supports Peaceful Kingdom’s GoNorth Transport Collaborative and covers vehicle leasing, mileage and fuel expenses incurred during the transportation of shelter pets during 2015.
“Peaceful Kingdom has a proven record of transporting animals from the South to select Northern shelters,” said Tracy Mulder, marketing manager for PetSafe. “The pets are more adoptable, the Northern shelters have a nice population, and our area shelters see a reduction in euthanasia due to overcrowding. What a great situation for everyone. We are proud to support the important work Peaceful Kingdom does for our community.”
In 2014, Peaceful Kingdom’s transportation project moved 2,466 dogs and puppies to shelters in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, New York, New Jersey and Maine.
“The southern shelters we work with have all reported that the need to euthanize animals to free up space has been dramatically reduced or even eliminated as a result of having the Northern transport option available,” said Carmen Trammell, president of Peaceful Kingdom. “We are so fortunate to have great partnerships with Northern shelters as well as the continued support from PetSafe to help fund this lifesaving initiative.”