Wagbrag wants to give a nice, big “shout out” to the $1 Million donation that Petco gave to the Animal Care Services of San Antonio.
ACS has announced plans to build a new, state of the art facility with glass walls so that adoptable pets can be clearly displayed to the public. ACS was once known for the high number of stray pets that they euthanized, but now they have an aggressive plan to move toward a no-kill status. This new facility, Paul Jolly Center for Pet Adoptions, will be named after the head of the Petco Foundation. The facility, designed with pet adoption and education sessions in mind, will also include a clinic where they will perform low cost spay and neuters – by their third year of operation, they are estimating they will increase their number of spays and neuters to about 63,000 per year. Construction is scheduled to start in September and will take about five months to complete. This announcement comes on the heels of another big announcement from earlier this month when the TX Governor, Rick Perry, signed a bill that banned gas chambers as a method of euthanizing stray pets throughout the state.
The Petco Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. The foundation’s mission is to “raise the quality of life for pets and the people who love them”. This foundation has been helping save animal lives since 1999 by assisting animal welfare organizations across the U.S. with grants and education programs. They donate an astonishing $15 million a year! But it’s not just the big organizations, like the one featured above, that benefit from Petco. Through its community outreach programs and grants, the Petco Foundation has touched more than 8,000 organizations across the U.S. – many of which are small animal rescue groups whose grassroots efforts have had a tremendous impact on our communities with programs to help save or improve the lives of our animal companions. Visit their < website > to learn more about their foundation and how you can get involved with the Petco Foundation or one of their local charitable partners.
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Thanks, Petco Foundation!