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Posted on: June 3, 2020

PCAS Receives Rachael Ray Save Them All Grant

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Pitt County Animal Services (PCAS) is pleased to have received a Rachael Ray Save Them All COVID-19 Relief Grant from Best Friends Animal Society.  PCAS Director, Michele Whaley, was notified of the department qualifying for the grant on May 18, 2020, and is pleased to report the department has now received the $2500 allocated from the program.

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Whaley noted that “these funds will be used to continue supporting those animals we have in foster care due to COVID-19,” adding that care “includes responsibilities such as paying for vet bills and supplies for fosters families to care for their animals, such as medicines, food, crates, and toys.” 

The Rachael Ray Save Them All COVID-19 Relief Program, administered by Best Friends and funded by The Rachael Ray Foundation™, provides COVID-19 relief grants to shelters and rescue groups across the country. The Rachael Ray Foundation helps animals in need and is funded by a portion of proceeds from each sale of Rachael’s pet food, Nutrish®.  PCAS is an active partner in the Best Friends Network, which offers resources and support to fellow shelters, rescue groups, and animal welfare organizations across the country. 

Best Friends Animal Society is a leading national animal welfare organization dedicated to ending the killing of dogs and cats in America’s shelters.  Founded in 1984, Best Friends is a pioneer in the no-kill movement and has helped reduce the number of animals killed in shelters nationwide from an estimated 17 million per year to around 733,000, with an ultimate goal of bringing the entire nation to no-kill status by the year 2025.

To learn more about Best Friends Animal Society, visit their website, at, or on Facebook ( Twitter (@BestFriends) and on Instagram (@BestFriendsAnimalSociety).  To learn more about Pitt County Animals Services, visit  

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