Donations Matched by Petco Foundation

 Petco Foundation to Match All Donations up to $10,000 to Jacksonville Humane Society Through June 30

Investment will help save more animal lives in Northeast Florida through the COVID-19 crisis

 Jacksonville, FL (Wednesday June 3, 2020) – Through June 30, all donations to the Jacksonville Humane Society (JHS) will be matched up to $10,000 by the Petco Foundation to help save twice as many pet lives.

“We are honored to be selected for Petco Foundation’s continued generosity in supporting lifesaving efforts in our community,” said Denise Deisler, CEO, Jacksonville Humane Society. “COVID-19 has created many challenges not just for homeless pets, but pet owners as well. JHS is here to help, and thanks to Petco Foundation, we can continue to serve.”

The Petco Foundation matching grant will help JHS maintain its lifesaving work during these challenging times.

This grant is part of the Petco Foundation’s Pledge to Save Pet Lives during this COVID-19 crisis by distributing $1M in product and cash donations and putting out a national call to implore animal lovers to take action to help save animal lives. This commitment follows the Petco Foundation’s recent distribution of more than $13M to animal welfare ­organizations nationwide.

“Animal welfare organizations are facing the business impacts of COVID-19, just like many other businesses during this crisis. But when your business is saving animal lives, the consequences of a business failure are devastating,” said Petco Foundation President, Susanne Kogut. “At the Petco Foundation, we will support our partner’s most critical needs during this time and help mobilize the public to take action to help save animal lives. We hope this matching grant support will help the Jacksonville Humane Society do just that.”

JHS is a nonprofit organization serving pets and the people who love them in Jacksonville, Florida. For more information about JHS, visit jaxhumane.org.

The Petco Foundation is committed to supporting their animal welfare partners’ most critical needs as they face the dual responsibilities of protecting human health and saving animal lives through the COVID-19 crisis to ensure that every pets gets the chance to live their best life. To learn more about the Petco Foundation’s relief efforts, visit petcofoundation.org/relief.

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About the Jacksonville Humane Society

The Jacksonville Humane Society provides care, comfort and compassion to animals in need while engaging the hearts, hands and minds of our community to bring about an end to the killing of abandoned and orphaned shelter animals.  More information about the Jacksonville Humane Society is available at www.jaxhumane.org

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 $260 million in lifesaving animal welfare work to make that happen. With our more than 4,000 animal welfare partners, we inspire and empower communities to make a difference by investing in adoption and medical care programs, spay and 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 country to increase pet adoptions. So far, we’ve helped more than 6.5 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.

 

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