Prairie Paws Animal Shelter has been recently awarded one of Banfield Foundation’s Veterinary Medical Equipment Grants in the amount of $15,000. The Veterinary Medical Equipment Grants were developed by the Banfield Foundation® to provide financial support to nonprofit animal organizations and local/state government agencies to purchase veterinary medical equipment for on-site animal shelter veterinary clinics, low-cost veterinary practices, mobile veterinary units, disaster relief vehicles, etc.
Prairie Paws Animal Shelter currently relies heavily on The Kansas State University of Shelter Medicine to perform spay/neuter on sheltered pets prior to adoption, which is high-performing, but limits the total number of surgeries that can be provided. The equipment that will be purchased with this grant will include surgery tables, lights, anesthesia machines, sterilizing equipment and surgical instruments. Once the equipment is installed, the frequency of spay/neuter surgeries can be increased, which will reduce the time shelter pets spend waiting on surgery before being placed up for adoption. Prairie Paws Animal Shelter is confident this will allow them to help even more pets and the people that love them.
About Prairie Paws Animal Shelter
Prairie Paws Animal Shelter is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with the mission to provide compassionate care and placement for animals in need. Programs focus on supporting the surrounding communities through housing of stray pets, re-homing of surrendered animals, rehabilitating animals who are victims of cruelty and neglect, provision of pet supplies, microchips and education. Prairie Paws Animal Shelter was founded by Beatrice Martin Peck in 1946 under the name the Franklin County Humane Society, which was later renamed to the Bea Martin Peck Animal Shelter on the 25 of March 1947. Prairie Paws Animal Shelter will never euthanize for space and all animals are given a second chance at finding their perfect families. A new facility was built in 2010 at 3173 HWY K 68, Ottawa, KS 66067.
About The Banfield Foundation®
At the core of the Banfield Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is the belief that all pets deserve access to veterinary care. In support of this belief, the foundation funds programs that enable veterinary care, elevate the power of the human-animal bond, provide disaster relief for pets, and advance the science of veterinary medicine through fostering innovation and education. It also leverages the expertise and passion of Banfield Pet Hospital® associates to care for pets in need. At the Banfield Foundation, we are committed to making a better world for pets because they make a better world for us.