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Posted on: April 21, 2021

4-21-21 Petco Love Commits to Invest $300,000 in Killeen Animal Shelter

Grant funding will be used for preventative and emergency care of shelter animals.

Petco Love has announced Killeen Animal Services as the recipient of a $300,000 grant. The grant will provide $100,000 per year over the next three years for use in preventative and emergency care for animals at Killeen Animal Shelter.

“Today Petco Love announces an investment in Killeen Animal Services and 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. This month, we will also launch the first of our national tools to empower all animal lovers to drive lifesaving change right alongside us.”

Petco Love is a nonprofit that is leading change for pets nationally. Since its founding in 1999 as the Petco Foundation, it has empowered organizations with nearly $300 million invested to date for adoption and other lifesaving efforts.

“The relationship between Petco Love and Killeen Animal Services is strong,” said Joe Brown, executive director of Recreation Services. “What’s really special about this grant investment is that it tangibly assists animals within our community in a very positive way. To be awarded this grant is an absolute win and a game-changer for animals in need in our community.” 

Since partnering with the Petco Foundation in 2014, Killeen Animal Services has been able to provide more than one thousand sterilization and rabies vaccination vouchers and to enhance shelter sanitation. The new grant will allow more proactive efforts to increase animal health and ultimately adoptability.

Killeen Animal Shelter is located at 3118 Commerce Drive and is open for adoptions Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. More information about Killeen Animal Services along with a link to view adoptable animals online is available at killeentexas.gov/animals.

About Killeen Animal Services 

Killeen Animal Services was formed in 1975 to meet animal welfare and public health needs in the community. Its mission in to help all animals in need, regardless of species or breed. Education, community outreach, and forged relationships with animal welfare organizations are critical to this mission. We believe the character of our organization is best reflected in the strong dedication of all our employees to strive to meet the highest standards of performance and compassion on behalf of the animals and people we serve. As stewards of those who cannot speak for themselves, we recognize society has entrusted us with a great responsibility. Our community’s expectations and trust give us the courage to perform our duties with transparency, honor, empathy and compassion. 

About Petco Love (Formerly Petco Foundation) 

Petco Love is a nonprofit organization 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 nearly $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? Join us. Visit petcolove.org to be part of the lifesaving work we’re leading every day.

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