Animal Humane Society (AHS) is pleased to announce we’ve been awarded a $50,000 grant from the Petco Foundation. The grant will be used to support our efforts to improve the shelter experience, with the specific focus of increasing positive outcomes for dogs and cats with behavior challenges.
The Petco Foundation investment in AHS will support advanced treatment plans and hands-on work for all dogs and cats that require behavioral assistance before they can be adopted. The funds will aid management of dog-to-dog playtimes and socialization, which has proven successful in helping shy, fearful, or overly exuberant dogs in our care. The grant will also support new, specially designed cat housing that will provide more space for staff to work with fearful or reactive felines.
“At Animal Humane Society, we care for more than 22,000 animals in our shelters every year. We work tirelessly to make sure every one of those animals gets the care and support they need to find a loving home. Thanks to wonderful organizations like the Petco Foundation, we’re able to continue this lifesaving work,” says Janelle Dixon, Chief Executive Officer and President of AHS.
The grant investment is part of the Petco Foundation’s recent distribution of more than $13 million to animal welfare organizations nationwide. In addition, the Petco Foundation distributed $1 million in emergency product and cash donations to partner organizations facing the challenges of the COVID-19 crisis and put out a national call to mobilize animal lovers to take action and Pledge to Save Pet Lives.