(DALLAS, TX); July 7, 2017—The SPCA of Texas is excited to announce that it has received a generous grant in the amount of $840,000 from The Rees-Jones Foundation in support of the Animal Cruelty Investigations (ACI) Unit and the Animal Rescue Center, Empowered by PetSmart Charities Emergency Relief. $550,000 will be used to support the operations of the ACI Unit and the Animal Rescue Center and the remaining $290,000 will be used for facility improvements, operations enhancements and additional staff for the Animal Rescue Center.
The funding will provide for fencing around the property, five play yards, five dog runs, a dog washing station, three portable kennel cleaners, 50 Kuranda beds, a washer & dryer, noise reducing curtains, a portable X-Ray machine, temporary workers, a Foster Manager and a Senior Behavior Manager.
The SPCA of Texas is able to provide exceptional care for these rescued animals thanks to this generous grant from The Rees-Jones Foundation. Without support from foundations and donors like The Rees-Jones Foundation, the SPCA of Texas would not be able to afford the cost of the care for the animals necessary to save lives.
About the SPCA of Texas
The SPCA of Texas is the leading animal welfare organization in North Texas. Founded in 1938, the non-profit operates two shelters, three spay/neuter clinics and an animal rescue center, all located in Dallas and Collin Counties, and maintains a team of animal cruelty investigators who respond to thousands of calls in seven North Texas counties. Moreover, the SPCA of Texas serves as an active resource center for an array of services that bring people and animals together to enrich each other’s lives. The SPCA of Texas is not affiliated with any other entity and does not receive general operating funds from the City of Dallas, State of Texas, federal government or any other national humane organization. The SPCA of Texas is dedicated to providing every animal exceptional care and a loving home. For more information, visit www.spca.org.
About The Rees-Jones Foundation
Founded in 2006 by Jan and Trevor Rees-Jones, The Rees-Jones Foundation is a private foundation that works with non-profit organizations, primarily in North Texas, to serve others and improve their quality of life and life circumstances in tangible ways.
The mission of the Foundation is to serve God by serving others, sharing His resources in ways that provide opportunities for the disadvantaged, relief for the suffering, and encouragement in the growth and well-being of children and families in our community.
The Foundation works to defend the welfare of children suffering from abuse or neglect, afford relief to those facing mental health challenges, provide youth with opportunities for enrichment and character development, encourage healthy families and communities, enhance the lives of children, youth, and families dealing with disabilities, and promote the humane treatment of companion animals.