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National Nonprofit Petco Love Invests in Arizona Humane Society with a Generous Grant

Written by: Arizona Humane Society
A $20,000 grant will be celebrated at a local Petco event on June 23rd which will help 250 more lost pets be reunited with their families.

On June 23rd, the Arizona Humane Society will receive a $20,000 grant from the national nonprofit Petco Love in support of their lifesaving work for animals across the Valley.

This generous grant will allow AHS to fast track the return of more than 250 lost pets back to their loving homes by underwriting medical and return-to-owner fees for low-income families. Last year, AHS’ Pet Reunite Program successfully reunified more than 700 lost pets, like Max (pictured above), with their loving families by leveraging the community’s lost pet resources such as Petco Love Lost.

Max was rescued by AHS Emergency Animal Medical Technicians™ in February of this year after he had wandered away from home. While being treated in AHS’ animal trauma hospital for minor wounds and an ear infection, AHS’ Pet Reunite Specialist successfully tracked down Max’s owner and placed him back with his dad, Michael, in just a matter of four days.

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 Arizona Humane Society 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.”

“Reuniting lost pets with their owners is mission-critical to AHS in an effort to help both pets and people,” said Francisco Cabello, AHS Animal Assistance Manager. “Not only does this generous gift from Petco Love allow AHS the opportunity to make more families whole again by reuniting them with their four-legged companions, it also allows us to continue to care for even more sick, injured and abused pets that come through our doors each and every day.”

The Arizona Humane Society strives to save the most vulnerable animals and enrich the lives of pets and people. Thanks to AHS’ lifesaving programs, such as its Parvo Puppy ICU, Mutternity Suites, and Bottle Baby ICU & Kitten Nursery, AHS is able to care for animals who are often euthanized in other shelters, which has also allowed AHS to save an additional 130,000 lives in the last nine years.