Purina Invites Second Chance to Partner Program

Second Chance Center for Animals – the only organization that “rescues from the rescues” in Northern Arizona – announced today that it has accepted an invitation to join the prestigious Purina® Shelter Champions partnership program. The Shelter Champions partnership program was created in 2016 by Purina to achieve a mission shared by Purina and select animal shelters across the United Stated to find more homes for more adoptable pets.

In addition to a shelter feeding program that allows participating shelters continual access to a broad line of nutritious Purina pet foods, the Shelter Champions are provided with professional marketing materials to excite communities about adopting pets from shelters and with post-adoption education materials to help new adopters address health and training issues for their new pets to help those new family members stay in their homes.

“We want every pet adopted from a shelter to be happy and healthy and to adjust seamlessly to their new home,” says Sean Hawkins, Executive Director of Second Chance Center for Animals.  “With extremely limited financial resources, partnering with Purina allows our organization not only to feed a consistent and healthy diet to our shelter pets, but it also increases the quality of the post-adoption experience with professional education and training materials that are made available to every family adopting a pet,” says Hawkins. “Animals adopted from Shelter Champions participating organizations also go home with a free supply of Purina dog or cat food, to keep their diets consistent and to avoid an abrupt change of food in a new home, which can lead to health issues.”

Pets are our passion at Purina, and we are so excited to be sharing our commitment to pet welfare and helping shelter pets find a loving home by supporting Second Chance Center for Animals with this program,” says Casey Hansen, Plant Manager for Nestlé Purina in Flagstaff.  “When we can partner with leaders in animal welfare to help those organizations adopt more pets into more homes, we want to be there to help. In addition to grant funds and volunteer support, Purina is providing every dog or cat adopted at Second Chance Center for Animals healthy and nutritious food while they are at the shelter and a supply of that food to go home with every pet.”

Every animal adopted from Second Chance Center for Animals has been examined by the shelter veterinarian, spayed or neutered, vaccinated, and micro-chipped.  Families adopting pets also receive over $650 in product and service discounts from Petco, a certificate for free boarding or grooming from Kingsmark Kennels, a gift of free pet health insurance, and a certificate for a free post-adoption health exam provided by community partners Canyon Pet Hospital, Westside Veterinary Clinic, Aspen Veterinary Clinic, and Low Cost Spay Neuter Clinic.  Second Chance Center for Animals, located at 11665 N. US Hwy. 89, Flagstaff, Arizona and is open from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm Wednesday through Sunday.  Pets available for adoption are visible at www.SecondChanceCenter.org/Adopt.

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