NEW YORK, Nov. 5, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- For the twelfth year in a row, the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) is participating as a national charity partner in the 2019 Subaru Share the Love® Event, which will benefit thousands of animals across the country through animal welfare events in local communities.
From November 14, 2019, through January 2, 2020, Subaru will donate $250 for every new Subaru vehicle purchased or leased to the customer's choice of participating charities, with the ASPCA being one of the four national charity options. For the fourth consecutive year, there will be no cap placed on the total donation from Subaru to the ASPCA and other Subaru Share the Love Event charitable partners.
Through its participation in the Subaru Share the Love Event, the ASPCA has been able to provide critical grant funding to animal welfare organizations around the country. As a result of last year's Subaru Share the Love Event, the ASPCA granted a total of $519,600 to 109 animal welfare organizations across 34 states and Washington, D.C. to support a variety of pet events in partnership with local Subaru retailer partners. These events provided critical services for animals in need, including microchipping, vaccinations, spay/neuter, adoptions, and more. In 2018, the ASPCA and Subaru grant program impacted a total of 6,758 animals, and the ASPCA and Subaru aim to achieve equal success in 2019.
"For the past twelve years, our partnership with Subaru and the Subaru Share the Love Event has secured safe and loving homes for tens of thousands of vulnerable animals," said Matt Bershadker, President and CEO of the ASPCA. "We are grateful to Subaru for their sustained commitment to pets and communities and thank all of the participating animal shelters for their hard work and collaboration."
Since 2008, Subaru has donated more than $22.4 million to the ASPCA to help animals in need through the Subaru Share the Love Event. Throughout their longstanding partnership, Subaru has impacted the rescue, transport, and adoption of more than 57,000 animals nationwide.
For more information about the ASPCA's participation in the Subaru Share the Love Event, please visit www.aspca.org/sharethelove.
About the ASPCA®
Founded in 1866, the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) is the first animal welfare organization in North America and serves as the nation's leading voice for animals. More than two million supporters strong, the ASPCA's mission is to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States. As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, the ASPCA is a national leader in the areas of anti-cruelty, community outreach and animal health services.
About Subaru of America, Inc.
Subaru of America, Inc. (SOA) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Subaru Corporation of Japan. Headquartered at a zero-landfill office in Camden, N.J., the company markets and distributes Subaru vehicles, parts and accessories through a network of more than 630 retailers across the United States. All Subaru products are manufactured in zero-landfill production plants and Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc. is the only U.S. automobile production plant to be designated a backyard wildlife habitat by the National Wildlife Federation. SOA is guided by the Subaru Love Promise, which is the company's vision to show love and respect to everyone, and to support its communities and customers nationwide. Over the past 20 years, SOA has donated more than $165 million to causes the Subaru family cares about, and its employees have logged more than 40,000 volunteer hours. As a company, Subaru believes it is important to do its part in making a positive impact in the world because it is the right thing to do.