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  • Petco Foundation to Match All Donations up to $25K to Friends of PACC Through June 30

    May 18, 2020 | Read More News
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    Petco Foundation grantPIMA COUNTY – Through June 30, all donations to Friends of Pima Animal Care Center (PACC) will be matched up to $25,000 by the Petco Foundation to help save twice as many pet lives.

    “This match is an incredible opportunity for donors to increase their life-saving impact. Petco Foundation’s generous support will make it possible for Friends of PACC to respond to the evolving needs of our community and its pets during this crisis,” said Tammi Barrick, Board Chair at Friends of PACC.

    The Petco Foundation matching grant will help Pima Animal Care Center maintain and extend its lifesaving work during these challenging times.

    “Thanks to the support of this community, we’ve been able to continue and even create new programs to help pet owners in need,” says Kristen Hassen, Director of Animal Services at PACC. “We are here to help and these donations go a long way. So far, we’ve been able to supply food, medicine, even lifesaving surgery. We’d love to be able to continue this type of meaningful work.”

    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 Friends of PACC do just that.”

    Friends of PACC is the official nonprofit partner to Pima Animal Care Center and relies on grants and individual donations to support the life-saving work of the shelter. To learn more and be a part of this incredible opportunity visit http://www.friendsofpacc.org/petco-foundation. Donations made to Friends of PACC May 18 through June 30 will be matched up to $25k. 

    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