Mitchell County Animal Rescue receives $15,000 grant from Petco Love

Mitchell County Animal Rescue received a $15,000 grant from national nonprofit Petco Love to support its animal rescue work in Mitchell County.

Petco Love is a national, nonprofit organization leading change for pets by harnessing the power of love to connect, strengthen and improve the health of communities and pet families. Since its founding in 1999, Petco Love has invested $330 million in adoption and other rescue 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 6.5 million pets adopted and who matter.

“Our investment in Mitchell County Animal Rescue is part of more than $15 million in investments recently announced by Petco Love to power local organizations across the country as part of our commitment to creating a future where no pets is unnecessarily euthanized,” said Susanne Kogut. , president of Petco Love. “Our local investments are just one part of our strategy to empower pet lovers to drive life-saving change alongside us. We recently celebrated the one-year anniversary of the launch of Petco Love Lost, a national database lost and found that uses pet facial recognition technology to make it easier to find lost pets.

“We are thrilled to be the recipient of a $15,000 grant from Petco Love to meet two of our greatest needs. $10,000 will be allocated for preparation for adoption. This fund will purchase vaccines, microchips, flea prevention products, medications and pay for neutering surgeries for adoptable animals at MCAR. Preparing healthy and happy pets for their forever homes is at the heart of what we do at MCAR. $5,000 will be allocated to our Community Cares Spay/Neuter Fund to provide free spay/neuter, vaccines and microchipping to eligible pets in Mitchell County. Spay/Neuter is the only solution to pet overpopulation in our county. We have partnered with Petco Love in the past and are thrilled to see the impact this grant will have on our community! – Amber Lowery, Executive Director, MCAR

Mitchell County Animal Rescue, Inc. (MCAR) is a nonprofit, humanitarian organization contracted by the county to operate the animal sanctuary. Our mission is to protect, rescue and care for abandoned and unwanted animals; promote the importance of sterilization in reducing the stray animal population, place animals in loving homes; and to educate young people in the humane treatment of animals. For the past 38 years, we have proudly served the citizens (human and animal) of Mitchell County.

For more information about Mitchell County Animal Rescue (MCAR), visit mitchellcountyanimalrescue.org. Learn more about Petco Love here: petcolove.org.

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About MCAR

Mitchell County Animal Rescue, Inc. (MCAR) is a non-profit humanitarian organization, contracted by the county to operate the animal shelter. Nearly 40 years ago, MCAR began as a grassroots movement to care for the large number of abandoned pets in Mitchell County. Last year alone, MCAR cared for 1,071 animals and had a savings rate of 90%!

We work closely with local veterinarians and have created the Have the Mercy Fund for shelter animals with special medical needs, as well as Sterilization Fund / Community Care Sterilization to make surgery affordable for shelters and pets in need. Our pet food bank is available to any Mitchell County resident in need of pet food. We are deeply touched and privileged to be part of the animal rights community in Mitchell County and beyond.

About Petco Love

Petco Love is a nonprofit that changes lives and makes communities and pet families closer, stronger and healthier. Since our inception in 1999 as the Petco Foundation, we’ve strengthened animal welfare organizations by investing $330 million in adoption and other rescue efforts. We’ve helped find loving homes for over 6.5 million pets in partnership with Petco and organizations nationwide.

Our love for pets drives us to innovate, create the tools animal lovers need to reunite lost pets, and lead with passion, inspiring and mobilizing communities and our more than 4,000 global partners. animal welfare to drive life-saving change alongside us. Join us. Visit petcolove.org or follow on Facebook, Instagram, Twitterand LinkedIn to be part of the vital work we do every day.

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