Our 45,000th animal altered here at PHP!

Prevent Homeless Pets
Annual Stitch-in-Time Campaign

Dear Friends and Family,                                                                                                                      November 22, 2020

I’m writing to you as I’m here at the clinic, preparing for tomorrow’s surgeries.  Yes, despite Covid-19 limitations, with appropriate modifications we are still able to progress with surgeries.  In fact, on November 2nd, we reached our 45,000th altered animal milestone.  Under the circumstances we are quite pleased with our numbers of altered cats and dogs for 2020 (as of 11/17/2020, 3,034 cats and 638 dogs).

What I really want to tell you though is how important you are to us at Prevent Homeless Pets.  We would not be open today without your generous support given the Stitch-in-Time campaign last year!  That’s why your gift is even that much more important this year.  We have so many people counting on PHP to provide spay and neuter surgeries for their animals!  In fact, although we reduced our clinic capacity to meet the Covid-19 guidelines, we have increased the total number of clinics we offer by 20%.

We continue to apply for and receive grants to help defray the cost of spays and neuters not covered by the program service fees.  As in past years, we reach out to you, our community, for our annual Stitch-in-Time campaign to help offset the clinic’s operating costs throughout the year to come.  Again, we are so fortunate to have special donors who believe in our mission who commit to match dollar for dollar all gifts received during this campaign.  In light of the economic circumstances resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic we are maintaining our fundraising goal of $28,000, the same as last year, to be matched by our special donors.

All gifts acquired between November 1, 2020 to January 15, 2021 will be applied to our Stitch-In-Time Campaign to earn the matching funds. If you have already donated, we appreciate your contributions.  If you would like to make a gift you can either mail a check to PHP at the address below or give through our PayPal account which you can find on our website at www.preventhomelesspets.org.  If you would rather donate shares of stock we are now able to receive those donations as well.  To access those instructions please check our website or contact our bookkeeper at 509-497-1133.

Once again, we thank you for your support in our mission to prevent homeless pets through low cost spays and neuters.  Bless you and have a safe and wonderful holiday season.

Harriet Johnson, Director
Prevent Homeless Pets
1000 Irma Lane
Benton City, WA  99320




Contact:  Prevent Homeless Pets, Harriet Johnson, 509-497-1133, preventhomelesspets@gmail.com  

Petco Foundation Invests in Lifesaving Work of Prevent Homeless Pets

Grant of $3,500 will extend efforts to reduce shelter intake in South-Eastern Washington State

Benton City, WA (August 22, 2020) – Prevent Homeless Pets announced it has been awarded a $3,500 grant investment from the Petco Foundation to help reduce the number of pets entering shelters through its spay/neuter program and create a lifesaving community for animals.

The Petco Foundation investment will extend Prevent Homeless Pets’ ability to save the lives of community cats by promoting and facilitating access to affordable, high-volume/high-quality spay and neuter surgeries in a professional clinical environment.

“This Petco Foundation grant is important as this funding will allow us to provide support to individuals who cannot afford to spay/neuter their pets,” said Harriet Johnson, Executive Director of Prevent Homeless Pets.

Prevent Homeless Pets is a nonprofit, low-cost spay and neuter clinic serving Tri-Cities and surrounding areas. Since 2009, Prevent Homeless Pets has performed 43,557 spay and neuter surgeries to 30,044 cats and 7,513 dogs.

For more information about Prevent Homeless Pets, visit preventhomelesspets.org. For more on the Petco Foundation, visit petcofoundation.org and join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram by using the hashtag #PetcoFamily.


About Prevent Homeless Pets

Prevent Homeless Pets is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides low-cost spay and neuter services for cats and dogs. We predominantly serve the Columbia Basin of Washington state from Tri-Cities to Yakima, as well as outlying areas. Our full-time spay/neuter surgical clinic is located in Benton City, Washington.

About the Petco Foundation

At the Petco Foundation, we believe that every animal deserves to live its best life. Since 1999, we’ve invested more than $280 million in lifesaving animal welfare work to make that happen. With our more than 4,000 animal welfare partners, we inspire and empower communities to make a difference by investing in adoption and medical care programs, spay and neuter services, pet cancer research, service and therapy animals, and numerous other lifesaving initiatives. We also partner with Petco stores and animal welfare organizations across the country to increase pet adoptions. So far, we’ve helped more than 6.5 million pets find their new loving families, and we’re just getting started. Visit petcofoundation.org to learn more about how you can get involved.