LEWISTON — Greater Androscoggin Humane Society recently received a $110,000 grant from PetSmart Charities, which aims to help support pets and pet parents in need of these veterinary services by expanding affordable basic wellness services.

These services include vaccinations, sterilization surgery, and other medical needs that will help pets stay in homes where they are loved. Pets like Tigga the cat, who was brought in with a urinary blockage for which his family was not able to afford treatment. The team at the humane society was able to successfully remove the blockage and get him back on his feet and feeling better.

Unfortunately, this scenario is all too common, with seven other urinary blockages in cats alone since February, according to a news release from the humane society.

“Every day, we hear from community members who are struggling to provide veterinary care to their dog or cat. We are dedicated to improving access to basic wellness care to help pets and people in need,” said Katie Lisnik, GAHS executive director. “We are so thankful for the support of PetSmart Charities, which will help us grow our program through equipment and facility improvements.”

Visit saving petsinmaine.org to learn more about its veterinary services, adoptions, volunteering, fostering and more.


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