ANN ARBOR, Mich. – A $20,000 grant from PetSmart Charities will help the Humane Society of Huron Valley in Ann Arbor fund the Love Train, a vehicle that transports animals from shelters with high euthanasia rates to the humane society.
The money will help pay for some medical costs for animals transported in the Love Train, including vaccinations, spay and neuter surgeries, and parasite treatment.
The grant for pet transportation is one of 10 new grant categories from PetSmart Charities to help animal welfare organizations and nonprofits. The money can be used to cover costs associated with pet transportation, veterinary and shelter care, and vehicle maintenance and modifications.
“People’s hearts are big, and often we have people waiting in line outside our shelter when the Love Train arrives, eager to welcome and help these animals,” Tanya Hilgendorf, HSHV president and CEO, said.