May 12, 2021
AUSTIN, TX (May 12, 2021) – Austin Pets Alive! announced today a $60,000 grant investment from the newly named Petco Love to support their lifesaving work for animals in Austin.
Petco Love is a nonprofit leading change for pets nationally by harnessing the power of love to make communities and pet families closer, stronger, and healthier. Since their founding in 1999 as the Petco Foundation, they’ve empowered organizations with $300 million invested to date in adoption and other lifesaving efforts. And, they’ve helped find loving homes for more than 6.5 million pets in partnership with Petco and more than 4,000 organizations, like ours, nationwide.
“Today Petco Love announces an investment in Austin Pets Alive! and hundreds of other organizations 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 one component. This month, we also launched the first of our national tools to empower all animal lovers to drive lifesaving change right alongside us.”
“We’re overjoyed to be a Petco Love partner this year. Because of Petco Love’s support, Austin Pets Alive! will be able to provide immediate lifesaving care to every pet that comes to our doors from the tiniest lives like our neonatal kittens to our long-stay dogs completing innovative behavior training. Thank you to our friends at Petco Love for helping us on our journey to save 12,000 lives this year,” said Kelly Rowley, Director of Philanthropy at Austin Pets Alive!.
Austin Pets Alive! is a nonprofit organization serving Austin to provide the resources, programs and education needed to eliminate the unnecessary euthanasia of animal companions. Not only has Austin Pets Alive! pioneered the way by converting Austin into a no-kill shelter state, but since 2008, Austin Pets Alive! has saved over 90,000 vulnerable animals at risk of euthanasia at their original shelters.
About Austin Pets Alive!
Austin Pets Alive! (APA!) is a nonprofit animal shelter and rescue organization pioneering comprehensive, innovative programs designed to save the most at-risk homeless companion animals and educate others to do the same through its American Pets Alive! nationwide education and outreach division. A leader in No Kill sheltering in America’s largest No Kill city, APA! helps more than 10,000 dogs and cats annually in Central Texas and beyond get a chance at the life they deserve. To learn more about APA!, visit austinpetsalive.org.
About Petco Love (Formerly Petco Foundation)
Petco Love is a nonprofit changing lives by making 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 $300 million in adoption and other lifesaving efforts. We’ve helped find loving homes for more than 6.5 million pets in partnership with Petco and organizations nationwide. Today, 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. Is love calling you? Visit petcolove.org or follow at Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn to be part of the lifesaving work we’re leading every day.