For nearly two decades, The Pet Savers Foundation has been an industry leader and innovator in the field of companion…More animal welfare. Operating as the development arm of The North Shore Animal League America, The Pet Savers Foundation has a history of creating mission-driven, groundbreaking programs that are piloted and then adopted by shelters nationwide. Some examples include:
Seniors for Seniors: In 1995, Pet Savers developed an innovative program that matched senior citizens with senior pets. A comprehensive program was established to encourage the foundation's large network of shelters to implement their own Senior for Seniors programs locally. A fund was established to reimburse shelters for medical care and pet-related program expenses.
Cooperative Buying Program: Understanding that shelters must continuously reduce costs to rescue an ever-increasing number of animals, The Pet Savers Foundation established a Cooperative Buying program, that enables smaller animal shelters to obtain significant cost savings on shelter equipment and supplies. Savings are realized as The Pet Savers Foundation pools all shelters as a buying consortium.
Cooperative Adoption Program: In 1995, Pet Savers determined that many more animals could be saved if they could be adopted off-site at high-traffic locations. In 1996, the first Mobile Adoption unit was produced for The North Shore Animal League America. The Mobile Adoption unit, which provides comfortable, air-conditioned transport, for up to 35 animals, enables the League to rescue animals from across the country. The units also allow the League to host major, off-site adoption events to dramatically increase the number of animals that are saved each year.