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Newly Named Petco Love Invests in Lifesaving Work of Foothills Humane Society
Grant of $5,000 will help save more pet lives in Polk County, Landrum, Campobello, and Gowensville
Columbus, NC (June 25, 2021) – Foothills Humane Society (FHS) announced today a $5,000 grant investment from the newly named, Petco Love, to support their lifesaving work for animals in Polk County, Landrum, Campobello, and Gowensville.
Petco Love is a nonprofit leading change for pets nationally by harnessing the power of love to make 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. And, they’ve helped find loving homes for more than 6.5 million pets in partnership with Petco and more than 4,000 organizations, like ours, nationwide.
“Today Petco Love announces an investment in Foothills Humane Society band hundreds of other organizations 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 one component. Last month, we also launched the first of our national tools to empower all animal lovers to drive lifesaving change right alongside us.”
“It is an honor to be chosen for this grant from Petco Love. This is much-needed funding, especially during these difficult times, and we are very grateful to have Petco Love’s support in our lifesaving work,” said Bill Coleman, Executive Director of Foothills Humane Society.
FHS is a private nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization located on 11 acres, nestled in the bucolic foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains serving Polk County, Landrum, Campobello, and Gowensville. In addition to successful adoption and rescue programs, FHS offers many volunteer opportunities, public training classes, training and behavior assistance for shelter dogs and boasts an average 94% live-release rate. Approximately 97% of FHS animals are adopted into loving homes or transferred to reputable rescue organizations.
About Foothills Humane Society
Foothills Humane Society (FHS) is a private non-profit, no-kill animal welfare organization located on 11 acres, nestled in the bucolic foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Polk County, North Carolina. Our mission is to shelter and care for stray and surrendered companion animals within our community; prevent cruelty to animals; reunite lost animals with their owners, adopt animals to loving homes or place them with reputable rescue organizations; and educate the public about responsible animal ownership and population control. For more information about Foothills Humane Society, visit www.foothillshumanesociety.org or call (828) 863-4444.
About Petco Love (Formerly Petco Foundation)
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