Last updated on May 16, 2017 at 02:42 pm
Wednesday, the Plymouth Rock Assurance team was thrilled to meet with Meghan Rehbein, Director of Development, from the Monmouth County SPCA and donate funds used for helping animals displaced by Superstorm Sandy in conjunction with our Sandy Forgiveness campaign.
The Monmouth County SPCA has been tireless in their efforts to help keep pets with their families, and give shelter to animals from families that have been displaced. Currently their facility is over capacity and was forced to convert their community room to make more space for displaced cats. In addition to their community room being re-appropriated, their Thrift Store, which normally sells discount clothing and goods, is now an emergency pet food pantry offering free pet food to the entire Monmouth Country area.
Some of the most important work the SPCA does is to help keep and place animals in loving homes. According to Shepped.com, “Using the funds donated by Plymouth Rock Assurance, the SPCA can continue to distribute free pet food and supplies door to door to struggling families. It is vitally important that animals are able to stay with loving families instead of being sent to shelters. Many pets staying in shelters, or with foster families, suffer from depression which leads to lack of appetite and can be dangerous to their health.”
This weekend is a chance to make a major impact by adopting a pet during the SPCA Special Holiday Event, Home 4 the Holidays. Due to a generous grant from Best Friends Animal Society, all adoptions this weekend are only $25 for cats and dogs. Every pet adopted will be spayed or neutered and given an RFID microchip.
All adoption fees will go towards keeping animals healthy and allowing the SPCA to continue offering low-cost care and shelter for cats and dogs.