Petco Foundation Invests in Lifesaving Work of Humane Society of NW Montana
Grant of $4,000 will extend efforts to save more animal lives in NW Montana
Kalispell, MT – The Humane Society of Northwest Montana is proud to announce that it has been awarded a $4,000 grant from the Petco Foundation to support its adoption preparation program.
The Humane Society of Northwest Montana is a private nonprofit organization dedicated to providing a caring and safe environment for dogs and cats until they can be united with a forever home and has been serving the Flathead Valley community for eleven years. Since opening its doors in July 2004, the Humane Society has operated under the no-kill philosophy and helped to save the lives of thousands of homeless cats and dogs.
The Petco Foundation investment will help to provide direct critical care to cats and dogs awaiting adoption. All Humane Society pets will be examined by a licensed Veterinarian upon intake and will also be vaccinated, microchipped and spayed/neutered before adoption.
“Petco Foundation has always been a number one supporter of helping homeless pets and this grant is further proof that the Foundation saves lives” said Lori Heatherington, Executive Director.
The Petco Foundation has served as a voice for companion animals across the country since 1999. Today with more than 8,000 local animal welfare partners across the county, the Petco Foundation donates approximately $15 million a year to make a difference in the lives of millions of animals. The organization is funded through donations raised during fundraisers conducted in Petco’s more than 1,300 stores across the county, as well as from Petco associates, vendors and corporate contributions. Money raised helps fund animal welfare organizations, spay and neuter efforts, and animal-assisted therapy programs and humane education. The majority of the funds raised remain in the communities where they were raised, as well as animal welfare efforts nationwide.
For more information about the Humane Society of Northwest Montana or the Petco Foundation, visit www.humanesocietypets or www.petcofoundation.org. Join the conversation on Facebook Twitter and Instagram or by using the hashtag#PetcoFoundation.
About the Humane Society of Northwest Montana
The Humane Society of Northwest Montana is a 501(c)(3) private, non-profit organization operates the Charlotte Edkins Animal Adoption Center located at 100 Adopt A Pet Way in Kalispell. Adoption Center hours are Tuesday – Saturday from 11am to 5pm. The mission of the Humane Society of Northwest Montana is to provide a caring and safe environment for dogs and cats until they can be united with a forever home.
About the Petco Foundation
At the Petco Foundation, we believe that every animal deserves to live its best life. Since 1999, we’ve invested more than $125 million in lifesaving animal welfare work to make that happen. With our more than 8,000 animal welfare partners, we inspire and empower communities to make a difference by investing in adoption and medical care programs, spay/neuter services, pet cancer research, service and therapy animals, and numerous other lifesaving initiatives. Through our Think Adoption First program, we partner with Petco stores and animal welfare organizations across the county to increase pet adoptions. So far, we’ve helped more than 4.2 million pets find their new loving families, and we’re just getting started. Visit petcofoundation.org to learn more about how you can get involved.