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Newly Named Petco Love Invests in Lifesaving Work of Wisconsin Humane Society

Grant of $150,000 will help save pets in southeastern Wisconsin

Milwaukee – The Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) announced today a $150,000 grant investment from Petco Love to support their lifesaving work for animals in southeastern Wisconsin.

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 WHS, nationwide. 

“Petco Love announces an investment in Wisconsin Humane Society and hundreds of other organizations as part of our commitment to make communities and pet families closer, stronger, and healthier,” said Susanne Kogut, President of Petco Love. “Our local investments are only one component. In April, we also launched the first of our national tools, Petco Love Lost, to empower all animal lovers to drive lifesaving change right alongside us.”

 “Petco Love’s support will help us ensure that we can continue to address the critical needs of pets and their families in our community,” said Alison Kleibor, Executive Vice President of WHS. “We are deeply grateful for their generous support and partnership.” 

For more information about WHS, visit www.wihumane.org. To learn more about Petco Love, visit petcolove.org. 

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About the Wisconsin Humane Society

The Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) was founded in 1879 and is the oldest and largest shelter in Wisconsin, annually serving 40,000 animals and the people who love them. WHS is an independent nonprofit and receives no general government funding and is not part of any national umbrella group. WHS operates shelters in Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Brown and Door Counties, as well as a spay/neuter clinic in West Allis.  The organization offers adoption services, youth programs, veterinary services, retail stores, wildlife rehabilitation, training classes and more. WHS is ranked 4 stars by Charity Navigator, the premier independent charity watchdog group. To learn more, visit www.wihumane.org.

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.

                       

 


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