Especially for Pets offers nail grooming, by appointment, in exchange for monetary donations to a local animal shelter or non-profit organization.* Four different charities per year are chosen to be the recipient of the nail clipping donations. We gratefully accept a $10.00 donation for a clip or $15.00 for a trim using a Dremel tool.
Since the Program’s inception, Especially for Pets has raised $211,293 for charity. Click here for past recipients.
Current Nail Clipping Charity
The mission of the Worcester Animal Rescue League (WARL) is to give compassion to every being that turns to them for help, providing shelter and care for animals as well as respect and resources for people.
WARL and Especially for Pets share similar values; both organizations believe that caring for pets and people in our community is a top priority, and through education and promotion of responsible pet care we can increase our ability to help those who need it most.
WARL is the largest animal shelter in Central Massachusetts, and the only animal shelter in Worcester. Each year over 1,500 animals need their help; 70% arrive as strays from Worcester and neighboring towns. The remaining 30% are surrendered by their owners, returned adoptions, or transferred to WARL from another animal welfare organization needing help. WARL provides the medical attention prior to adoption and the majority of care is given in their surgery suite. Pets are spayed/neutered and microchipped, administered flea/tick prevention, receive parasite treatments, vaccines and blood/fecal tests. Hundreds of pets have additional needs that are fairly simple to treat.
Funds received would directly impact the lives of shelter pets by providing support towards extraordinary diagnostic testing and procedures the animals desperately need.
*Please note: A current Rabies certificate must be presented for all cats and dogs. Friendly and non-aggressive animals only. Animals that need strong restraint or muzzling cannot be accommodated.