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Officials at the Arizona Animal Welfare League report the local nonprofit is set to receive a $15,000 grant from Petco Love during a special celebration at Arcadia Crossing Petco, 4535 E Thomas Road in Phoenix, Tuesday, July 12.
Petco Love is a charity organization that has invested $330 million in adoption and other lifesaving efforts, according to a press release.
And Petco Love helps find loving homes for pets in partnership with Petco and more than 4,000 organizations — like the AAWL in Phoenix — across North America, with 6.5 million pets adopted and counting.
“Our investment in Arizona Animal Welfare League 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, in a prepared statement.
“Our local investments are only part of our strategy to empower animal lovers to drive lifesaving change right alongside us. We recently celebrated the one-year launch anniversary of Petco Love Lost, a national lost and found database that uses pet facial recognition technology to simplify the search for lost pets.”
Alessandra Navidad, president and CEO at AAWL, says the dollars provided by Petco Love will be making a difference in the lives of animals.
“We plan to use the lifesaving funds to cover the costs of vaccine reimbursements for our Rural Rescue partners,” she said. “Petco Love’s support will help decrease a pet’s chances of picking up diseases, which will improve their health outcome. It supports a healthy community of pets available for adoptions.”
The Arizona Animal Welfare League is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and the oldest and largest no-kill shelter in Phoenix. Since 1971, AAWL has rehomed and rehabilitated over 4,000 rescue animals across the state, offering educational and health resources for local, and prospective, pet owners.