JUNCTION CITY, Kan. (WIBW) – A $10,000 grant has been awarded to Junction City Animal Shelter to continue helping homeless animals and educating about animal welfare.
On Tuesday, June 14, the Junction City Animal Shelter said that to support its animal rescue work at Geary Co., it received a $10,000 grant from national nonprofit Petco Love during a special celebration at the Manhattan Petco.
“Our investment in Junction City Animal Shelter is part of more than $15 million in investments recently announced by Petco Love to power local organizations across the country as part of our commitment to creating a future where no pets is unnecessarily euthanized,” said Susanne Kogut. , president of Petco Love. “Our local investments are just one part of our strategy to empower pet lovers to drive life-saving change alongside us. We recently celebrated the one-year anniversary of the launch of Petco Love Lost, a national database lost and found that uses pet facial recognition technology to make it easier to find lost pets.
JCAS said it is a city-run organization and no-kill shelter that has been open since about 1970. He said the grant will go towards three programs, building upgrades to better suit animals, educating elementary school classrooms about animal welfare and creating a fund residents can apply to for monetary assistance to help pets in need of medical supplies, as well as a pet pantry to help those in need.
“This investment from PetcoLove is something our shelter is very grateful for,” the shelter staff said. “We can continue to help those in need, whether they are pet owners or homeless animals in Geary County. This investment is absolutely necessary! We are thrilled to continue to be supported by PetcoLove!
The Animal Shelter noted that Petco Love is a national nonprofit that is leading change for pets by bringing communities and pet families together. Since its inception in 1999, Petco Love has invested $330 million in adoption and other rescue efforts. He said the organization helps find loving homes for pets in partnership with Petco and more than 4,000 organizations across the country, with 6.5 million pets adopted and counting.
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