Santa Paula Animal Rescue Center Collaborating With Shelter Hope Pet Shop To Find More Rescue Homes

Top Quote Santa Paula Animal Rescue, also known as S.T.A.R.T., is working with Shelter Hope Pet Shop in order to help homeless shelter pets find permanent placement with loving families. End Quote
  • Ventura, CA (1888PressRelease) August 18, 2012 - Shelter Hope Pet Shop announced a new collaboration with the Santa Paula Animal Rescue Center (S.P.A.R.C.) to help showcase homeless companion pets in need of adoption. Pet overpopulation is a community problem; S.P.A.R.C. and Shelter Hope Pet Shop are presenting a humane, community-based solution.

    S.P.A.R.C. is a non-profit organization comprised of staff, volunteers, city leaders, animal control officers, police and county animal advocates, combining their time and resources to create the first and only "no-kill animal shelter" in Ventura County. S.P.A.R.C. provides humane care and treatment for the stray and abandoned animals of the city, without risk of being killed due to lack of space.  Diane Rowley of S.P.A.R.C. explains, "Places like Shelter Hope Pet Shop provide our animals with an additional opportunity to find adoptive homes. Bringing our animals into the community like this increases their exposure, and their chances of finding the perfect home. Of course as a "no-kill" facility, our animals are safe until adopted, but that puts extra pressure on us to move them out to their new homes quickly. Shelter Hope is a vital part of that process."

    "Partnerships like this one are important for two reasons.  It provides a boutique style showcase to show off the wonderful dogs that shelters have in their care and also illustrates how completely unnecessary it is to buy a dog when you can adopt one." Rene Ruston of S.P.A.R.C. added, "There is a particular sense of satisfaction knowing you've saved a life, instead of buying and contributing to the overpopulation currently plaguing our shelters."

    Shelter Hope Pet Shop was created in 2011 as a new concept to aid pet adoptions, decrease shelter overpopulation issues and provide community education and outreach. The new model pet shop provides a fun, friendly environment in a busy mall location, such as Janss MarketPlace in Thousand Oaks, California, in which to promote increased shelter animal adoptions. Kayla Anticevich, Manager of the Shelter Hope Pet Shop in Thousand Oaks noted, "We make it easy to adopt. Some people have a hard time going in to a shelter… here they come in and have fun, shopping and meeting the animals. And now, some of the animals are coming directly from S.P.A.R.C.!"

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