Petco Foundation Commits $2.3M to Animal Welfare Organizations Affected by Hurricane Harvey

August 30, 2017

The Petco Foundation announced today that all funds raised during its All For Saving Lives campaign in Petco stores and online through September 10 will directly support animal welfare organizations in the south Texas and Louisiana region.

Located in San Antonio, Texas, the Petco Foundation began reaching out to south Texas and Louisiana animal welfare organizations ahead of Hurricane Harvey to proactively provide supplies and support as organizations prepared to evacuate pets and take in displaced animals. As of Wednesday, organizations throughout southern Texas, including Houston, Corpus Christi, San Antonio and Austin, as well as those in impacted areas of Louisiana, have received supplies and/or pledges of grant funding to support their Hurricane Harvey response and recovery efforts.

“The impact of this devastation is beyond anything that we could have imagined. Today’s focus is on doing everything we can to help save animal lives, and our efforts in the months ahead will be to support the recovery and rebuilding efforts,” said Susanne Kogut, Petco Foundation executive director. “After the Baton Rouge flooding just about a year ago, we provided more than $500,000 of support. We know the Harvey recovery will require millions based on the massive scope of organizations and animals impacted by this storm and we’re committed to doing all we can over the long haul.”

The All for Saving Lives campaign, which launched on August 19, celebrates the life-changing impact of pets.

Individuals can join the Petco Foundation in supporting Texas and Louisiana by donating in a Petco or Unleashed by Petco store locations or online now through September 10.

To learn more about the Petco Foundation and its Hurricane Harvey response, visit www.petcofoundation.org/hurricaneharvey.

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