$12,000 grant will be celebrated at local Petco event on Thursday, July 21
Philadelphia, PA (July 11, 2022) – The Pennsylvania SPCA is set to receive a $12,000 grant investment from national nonprofit Petco Love during a special celebration at Unleashed by Petco Northern Liberties, 180 W. Girard Avenue, on Thursday, July 21 at 11am in support of their lifesaving work for animals in Philadelphia and the surrounding areas.
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 — like ours — across North America, with 6.5 million pets adopted and counting.
“Our investment in the Pennsylvania SPCA is part of more than $15M in investments recently announced by Petco Love to power local organizations across the country as part of our commitment to create a future in which no pet is unnecessarily euthanized,” said Susanne Kogut, president of Petco Love. “Our local investments are only part of our strategy to empower animal lovers to drive lifesaving change right alongside us. We recently celebrated the one-year launch anniversary of Petco Love Lost, a national lost and found database that uses pet facial recognition technology to simplify the search for lost pets.”
“We are so honored that Petco Love is recognizing the Pennsylvania SPCA’s lifesaving efforts through the awarding of this grant,” said Julie Klim, CEO of the Pennsylvania SPCA. “Every day through the work of our Humane Law Enforcement team, we are rescuing animals from cruelty and neglect, bringing them back to life in our hospital, and ultimately finding these vulnerable animals new loving, forever families. This lifesaving grant investment will help us continue and expand those imperative efforts.”
The PSPCA has the distinction of being Pennsylvania’s oldest, largest and most comprehensive animal welfare organization, and the nation’s second oldest. Founded in 1867 to end the pervasive abuse of the city’s working horses, the PSPCA has been enforcing the state’s laws to protect animals ever since. Today, the PSPCA rescues animals from cruelty and neglect, rehabilitates them medically and behaviorally, and places them with new, loving families.
About the Pennsylvania SPCA
Since 1867, the Pennsylvania SPCA, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization headquartered at 350 East Erie Avenue, Philadelphia, has been dedicated to preventing animal cruelty and rescuing animals from abuse and neglect. The Pennsylvania SPCA's lifesaving programs for animals include a low-cost veterinary clinic, low-cost spay and neuter services, pet adoption facilities, and the Pennsylvania SPCA Humane Law Enforcement Department. For more information about adopting, donating or volunteering, please call (215) 426.6300 or visit www.pspca.org.
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.