During times of economic hardship, the national non-profit organization supports its animal welfare partners by serving communities and pet families.
San Antonio, TX [June 21, 2022] — Economic turbulence affects pets, too. And during times of financial strain and uncertainty, Petco Love stands strong in supporting animal welfare organizations, pets, and pet families to help keep them healthy and safe. To this end, Petco Love has announced $15 million in grant investments to its hundreds of animal welfare partners across the U.S.
Petco Love is a national nonprofit leading change for pets by harnessing the power of love to make communities and pet families closer, stronger, and healthier. Since its founding in 1999, Petco Love has invested $330 million in adoption and other lifesaving efforts. And Petco Love helps find loving homes for pets in partnership with Petco and more than 4,000 organizations across the U.S., with 6.5 million pets adopted — and counting.
Economic uncertainty and hardship doubly impact our nation’s animal welfare organizations, and the toll can be dire. Not only do they face supply chain challenges, worker shortages, and inflation’s ripple effects, but challenging times actually increase the need for their services.
As families face financial hardship, animal welfare organizations are overwhelmed with requests for help, and these same financial pressures result in decreased donations when they are most needed. Without community support of volunteers, fosters, and donations, animal shelters are on the brink of critical situations, with some facing the prospect of euthanizing pets due to a lack of resources. Partners
“Petco Love’s investment strategy prioritizes grant funding to the hardest working under-resourced organizations with a relentless determination to save pet lives. Our commitment to a future in which no pet is unnecessarily euthanized means we must support our partners’ lifesaving work, particularly during the difficult times when they need us most,” said Susanne Kogut, president of Petco Love. Partners
Petco Love’s lifesaving support is powered by resilient pet parents who not only take incredible care of their pets, but they shop with a spirit of generosity helping others in need with a donation to Petco Love. Partners
In addition to Petco Love’s grant investment support to on-the-ground programs that mitigate the effects of economic downturns, Petco Love provides direct resources to keep pets healthy and to stay with their loving families, including the following:
- Petco Love Lost is a searchable national pet lost and found database — which is fast, free, and easy to use. With 1 in 3 pets going missing in their lifetime, Petco Love Lost can be used by anyone who loses or finds a pet and seeks to reunite pets directly with their families;
- Free pet vaccines give pets their best shot at healthy lives by preventing deadly diseases such as parvo, distemper, and panleukopenia. Since August 2021, Petco Love has provided more than 800,000 family pets with these vaccinations to create healthy pet communities.
In making this $15 million investment in animal welfare organizations that steward the philosophy of love and respect for animals, Petco Love hopes to galvanize pet parents, caretakers, and the communities in which they live to also take action to make the world a better, safer, more caring place for all pets. And during times of economic hardship, this goal is more critical than ever. Partners
About Petco Love
Petco Love is a life-changing nonprofit organization that makes communities and pet families closer, stronger, and healthier. Since our founding in 1999 as the Petco Foundation, we’ve empowered animal welfare organizations by investing $330 million in adoption and other lifesaving efforts. We’ve helped find loving homes for more than 6.5 million pets in partnership with Petco and organizations nationwide.
Our love for pets drives us to lead with innovation, creating tools animal lovers need to reunite lost pets, and lead with passion, inspiring and mobilizing communities and our more than 4,000 animal welfare partners to drive lifesaving change alongside us. Join us. Visit petcolove.org or follow on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn to be part of the lifesaving work we lead every day.