Petco Love Invests in Wisconsin Humane Society
National Nonprofit Petco Love Invests in Wisconsin Humane Society to Help Pets in Southeastern Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI – The Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) announced that it has received a $85,000 grant investment from Petco Love to support their lifesaving work for animals in Southeastern Wisconsin. 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 $350 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 across North America, with 6.7 million pets adopted and counting.
“Our investment in WHS 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 launched Petco Love Lost, a national lost and found database that uses pet image technology to simplify the search for lost pets.”
“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, President and CEO of WHS. “We are deeply grateful for their generous support and partnership.”
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. The organization offers adoption services, youth programs, veterinary services, retail stores, wildlife rehabilitation, a pet food bank, training classes and more. WHS adopted 10,997 animals in 2022.
For more information about the Wisconsin Humane Society, visit wihumane.org. Learn more about Petco Love here: petcolove.org.
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 life-changing nonprofit organization that makes 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 $350 million in adoption and other lifesaving efforts. We’ve helped find loving homes for more than 6.7 million pets in partnership with Petco and organizations nationwide.
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. Join us. Visit petcolove.org or follow on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn to be part of the lifesaving work we lead every day.
Angela Speed, Wisconsin Humane Society, firstname.lastname@example.org
Crystal Bugary, Petco Love, email@example.com
- Tuesday, May 9, 2023
- For immediate release