CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (WFXR) — On Tuesday morning, Mountain View Humane announced an $8,000 grant investment from Petco Love to support the organizations’ efforts to save the lives of animals in southwest Virginia and southern West Virginia.
According to Mountain View Humane, since Petco Love was founded in 1999 as the Petco Foundation, the nonprofit has not only invested $300 million to date in adoption and other lifesaving efforts, but also helped to find loving homes for more than 6.5 million pets in partnership with Petco and more than 4,000 organizations across the country.
“Today Petco Love invests in Mountain View Humane, and hundreds of other organizations across the nation working to improve animal health and welfare as part of our commitment to creating a future in which no pet is unnecessarily euthanized,” said Susanne Kogut, president of Petco Love. “Our local investments are only one component. This year, we also launched the first of our national tools, Petco Love Lost, which empowers all animal lovers to drive lifesaving change right alongside us.”
Meanwhile, the nonprofit Mountain View Humane offers high quality, affordable spay/neuter services around the region through its Waldron-Ricci Clinic in Christiansburg, mobile spay/neuter clinic, and transport programs.
Mountain View Humane says an estimated 3,734,896 births of potentially homeless and unwanted animals have been prevented thanks to the nonprofit’s aggressive spay and neuter efforts in southwest Virginia for companion animals, cats and dogs in municipal shelters and rescue groups, and community cats.
“This grant award came at the perfect time,” said Sylvie Peterson, executive director of Mountain View Humane. “The summer months are very busy for spay and neuter services, and our subsidy funding was running low. Petco Love’s investment in our community will allow us to offer reduced rates to economically challenged pet owners who want to keep their dogs and cats healthy and safe.”
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