News Flash Home
The original item was published from 4/21/2021 12:29:03 PM to 5/1/2022 12:00:05 AM.

News Flash

City News

Posted on: April 21, 2021

[ARCHIVED] 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.

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in City News

Love Your Park Day

Love Your Park Day on March 9

Posted on: February 26, 2024

UPDATE: W.S. Young open

Posted on: February 15, 2024

Read February City Insight

Posted on: February 14, 2024

Coach Drive closure planned

Posted on: February 14, 2024
Closed Presidents Day_Square

Killeen offices closed for Presidents Day

Posted on: February 12, 2024

Killeen election to be held May 4

Posted on: January 31, 2024

Boil Water Notice issued for properties on Wagon Wheel Drive

Posted on: January 31, 2024 | Last Modified on: October 30, 2020

Developer fees collection process audit

Posted on: January 18, 2024
IMG_0537

WS Young Bridge closed due to weather

Posted on: January 15, 2024

Read the January City Insight

Posted on: January 11, 2024
2024 Save the Date Event Calendar  (JPG)

2024 Save the Date Calendar

Posted on: January 10, 2024
Closed MLK_Square

City of Killeen Offices Closed Monday

Posted on: January 9, 2024

Westwood Drive closure Jan. 2-18

Posted on: December 28, 2023

Christmas Parade Winners Announced

Posted on: December 14, 2023
HUTS Flyer

Holiday Under the Stars’ begins Friday

Posted on: November 30, 2023

East Avenue D closure planned for Monday

Posted on: November 17, 2023

November City Insight

Posted on: November 13, 2023

Part of Orchid Drive closed

Posted on: November 7, 2023
Killeen Fire Department puts out house fire

No injuries in early morning house fire

Posted on: August 24, 2023

August 2023 City Insight Newsletter

Posted on: August 11, 2023

Charolais Drive, Hereford Drive closed

Posted on: August 10, 2023
Back to School Splash Bash_Square

Back to School Bash returns Aug. 12

Posted on: July 17, 2023

Notice of Public Hearing

Posted on: July 14, 2023

8th Street lane closure June 6-7

Posted on: June 5, 2023

Gigante Drive closure June 5-7

Posted on: June 5, 2023

Slurry Seal work schedule revised

Posted on: May 26, 2023
Movies In Your Park_Square

Movies in Your Park starts June 9

Posted on: May 16, 2023

May 2023 City Insight Newsletter

Posted on: May 9, 2023

Early voting election results

Posted on: May 6, 2023

Memorial Day Ceremony May 29

Posted on: May 2, 2023

Tornado Watch issued for Bell County

Posted on: April 26, 2023
Fallen Heros 5K_Square

Fallen Heroes 5K set for May 6

Posted on: April 11, 2023

Killeen Police Chief finalists named

Posted on: April 10, 2023

City Easter Egg hunt canceled

Posted on: April 6, 2023

City offices closed on Good Friday

Posted on: April 3, 2023
Early Voting Locations (PDF)

Killeen election to be held May 6

Posted on: March 29, 2023

Alta Vista Drive closure this week

Posted on: February 12, 2023

Clear Creek Road closure this week

Posted on: February 12, 2023