The following press release was sent to the Bloomingtonian Monday:
“FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Newly Named Petco Love Invests in Lifesaving Work of Pets Alive
Grant of $10,000 will help save and improve pet lives in South Central Indiana
Bloomington, IN (March 16, 2022) – Pets Alive Nonprofit Spay Neuter Clinic is announcing a $10,000 grant investment from the newly named Petco Love to support their lifesaving work for animals in Bloomington/Monroe County, Brown County, Owen County and beyond.
Petco Love is a nonprofit leading change for pets nationally by making communities and pet families closer, stronger and healthier. Since their founding in 1999 as the Petco Foundation, they’ve empowered organizations with $300 million invested to date in adoption and other lifesaving efforts. They’ve also helped find loving homes for more than 6.5 million pets in partnership with Petco and more than 4,000 organizations nationwide.
“Today Petco Love invests in Pets Alive and hundreds of other organizations across the nation working to improve animal health and welfare as part of our commitment to creating a future in which no pet is unnecessarily euthanized,” said Susanne Kogut, President of Petco Love. “Our local investments are only one component. This year, we also launched the first of our national tools, Petco Love Lost, which empowers all animal lovers to drive lifesaving change right alongside us.”
“We simply could not do the work that we do at Pets Alive without support like this from Petco Love; as a nonprofit, our costs are not covered by the prices we charge. These funds from Petco Love will have a far-reaching impact across South Central Indiana. Before Pets Alive opened in 2005, local euthanasia rates hovered around 75-80%. As many as 8 out of 10 cats and dogs that entered our local shelter never made it out. While we have seen great progress, there is still much work to be done,” said Allison Hess, Executive Director of Pets Alive.
Pets Alive is a nonprofit organization providing the compassionate solution to end the euthanasia of healthy cats and dogs by offering affordable, high-quality spay/neuter services. The Pets Alive Vaccine & Wellness Clinic offers another critical and cost-effective service to South Central Indiana.
Since 2005, Pets Alive has performed more than 220,000 spay/neuter surgeries, translating into more than 1.6 million unwanted births prevented. However, despite significant drops in local euthanasia rates, our surgery schedule continues to book out weeks in advance. We know that dogs and cats did not socially distance during the COVID pandemic. And we will not stop our lifesaving work!
About Pets Alive
Pets Alive serves to improve the health and well-being of cats and dogs by partnering with the animal welfare community to provide affordable, high-quality, life-saving programs and compassionate solutions to end pet overpopulation. Pets Alive is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. You can find us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube!
About Petco Love
Petco Love is a nonprofit changing lives by making 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 $300 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. Today, 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. Is love calling you? Visit petcolove.org or follow at Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn to be part of the lifesaving work we’re leading every day.”