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Subaru Loves Pets is funding pet adoptions and homeless pet transport

James Riswick

Subarus are popular with dog owners. You can tell that by its many commercials featuring man's best friend. However, the company is doing a lot more for pets than simply keeping a handful of animal actors employed.

Through its Subaru Loves Pets initiative, the automaker has given hundreds of thousands of dollars to the ASPCA to assist in animal rescues. It gave $285,000 to support 165 fee-waived adoption events this month throughout the country, involving 110 animal welfare organizations and 110 Subaru dealers.

The Subaru Loves Pets Rescue Rides program also contributed $150,000 through the ASPCA to 27 animal welfare organizations that transport dogs from overcrowded shelters to areas where homeless pets have a greater chance of being adopted. For instance, chihuahuas over-running Southern California animal shelters can be brought to Utah where they're less frequently turned into shelters. Without these transports, the animals would end up being put down, especially in so-called "high kill" shelters. According to Subaru, its efforts have saved more than 21,250 animals to date.

Throughout October, Subaru dealers will also be participating in pet supply drives for shelter animals and providing "Pet Parent Kits" to families adopting a new pet. These include little Subaru chew toys.

So here's to giving back. Good job Subaru.

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Subaru Loves Pets is funding pet adoptions and homeless pet transport originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 19 Oct 2017 18:10:00 EDT.