Asheville, NC (May 30, 2023) –Asheville Humane Society is set to receive a $40,000 grant investment from national nonprofit Petco Love to support their lifesaving work for animals in Buncombe County. This funding will directly contribute to the Lily-Grace Fund, which supports animals who come to the shelter with significant medical concerns to ensure they have the medical treatment they need.
Petco Love is a national nonprofit leading change for pets by harnessing the power of love to make communities and pet families closer, stronger, and healthier. Since its founding in 1999, Petco Love has invested $350 million in adoption and other lifesaving efforts. And Petco Love helps find loving homes for pets in partnership with Petco and more than 4,000 organizations — like ours — across North America, with 6.7 million pets adopted and counting.
“Our investment in Asheville Humane Society is part of more than $15M in investments recently announced by Petco Love to power local organizations across the country 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 part of our strategy to empower animal lovers to drive lifesaving change right alongside us. We recently launched Petco Love Lost, a national lost and found database that uses pet image technology to simplify the search for lost pets.”
“The lifesaving investment we have received from Petco Love is instrumental to ensuring that medically compromised animals in our care have access to the resources they need to heal. From heartworm treatment to amputations, we can save lives daily because of Petco Love, ” says Jeff Hassel, Executive Director of Asheville Humane Society.
Asheville Humane Society is a nonprofit organization that dedicates itself to ensuring every animal has the quality of life they deserve—a life worth living. Now, we go beyond our walls to help create a more humane world in Buncombe County for pets and those who love them. Since 1984, Asheville Humane Society has remained steadfast in its mission to promote the compassionate treatment of animals in the community through education, sheltering, and adoption.
For more information about Asheville Humane Society, visit ashevillehumane.org. Learn more about Petco Love here: petcolove.org.
About Asheville Humane Society
Since 1984, Asheville Humane Society has been dedicated to ensuring every animal has the quality of life they deserve – a life worth living. Now, we go beyond our walls to help create a more humane community for pets and the people who love them.
Asheville Humane Society is a local, independent nonprofit not affiliated with the Humane Society of the United States.
About Petco Love
Petco Love is a life-changing nonprofit organization that makes 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 $350 million in adoption and other lifesaving efforts. We’ve helped find loving homes for more than 6.7 million pets in partnership with Petco and organizations nationwide.
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. Join us. Visit petcolove.org or follow on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn to be part of the lifesaving work we lead every day.