Petco Love Again – Grant of $7,500

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May 11, 2022

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Contact: Connie Hewitt, Friends of Haywood County Animal Shelter

Petco Love Again invests in Lifesaving Work of Haywood County Animal Services

Grant of $7,500 will help save more pet lives in Haywood County

May 5, 2022, Haywood County Animal Services announced today a $7,500 grant investment from Petco Love, to help newly adopted dogs, that are wonderful but somewhat lacking in manners, to stay adopted! The funds will be invested to provide further training for these dogs. Since their founding as Petco Foundation, they have empowered organizations with nearly $330 million invested to date in adoption and other lifesaving efforts. In addition, they have helped find loving homes for more than 6.5 million pets in partnership with Petco and more than 4,000 organizations, like Haywood County Animal Services, nationwide.

“Our investment in Haywood County Animal Services is part of more than $15M in investments recently announced by Petco Love to power local organizations across the country as 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.”

“So many of the dogs coming into the shelter have not been taught the basics of good manners,” said Howard Martin, Director of Haywood County Animal Services. “This grant will enable us to provide additional assessment and training that will help ensure that once adopted, these dogs will not be returned because they are too hard to handle. This is another step forward to increase our rate of dog adoptions from the shelter.”

For more information about Haywood County Animal Services visit Haywood County Animal Services. Learn more about Petco Love at www.petcolove.org.

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