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Petco Foundation Invests in Lifesaving Work of SPCA of Texas
Grant of $18,000 will extend efforts to save more animal lives in Ellis County

 
(DALLAS, TX; July 28, 2020) – The SPCA of Texas announced it has been awarded an $18,000 grant from the Petco Foundation to support the lifesaving efforts of its newly-acquired SPCA of Texas' Ellis County Animal Care Center.
 
The Petco Foundation investment will help to make facility improvements including: new flooring, HVAC system, electrical system and kennel system at the facility so that animals receive the care and treatment they need to become healthy and adoptable.
 
“The SPCA of Texas’ mission is to provide every pet exceptional care and a loving home, and we have been a key component of the health, safety and happiness of North Texas’ pets and their people for over 80 years,” said Karen Froehlich, President and CEO for the SPCA of Texas. “Our organization is looking forward to partnering with the Petco Foundation to provide lifesaving services for the pets of Ellis County.”

This grant investment is part of the Petco Foundation’s recent distribution of more than $13M to animal welfare organizations nationwide. In addition, the Petco Foundation distributed $1M in emergency product and cash donations to partner organizations facing the challenges of the COVID-19 crisis and put out a national call to mobilize animal lovers to take action and Pledge to Save Pet Lives
 
SPCA of Texas is a nonprofit organization dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming animals in need in the North Texas. Since 1938, the SPCA of Texas has helped hundreds of thousands of pets and their people and proudly boasts a live release rate that is continuously above 90%.
 
For more information about the SPCA of Texas, visit www.spca.org. For more on the Petco Foundation, visit www.petcofoundation.org and join the conversation on FacebookTwitter and Instagram by using the hashtag #PetcoFamily.
 
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About the SPCA of Texas
The SPCA of Texas is the leading animal welfare organization in North Texas. Founded in 1938, the non-profit operates three shelters, three spay/neuter clinics, two mobile spay/neuter and wellness vehicles, one mobile adoptions vehicle and an animal rescue center, all located in Dallas, Collin and Ellis Counties, and maintains a team of animal cruelty investigators who respond to thousands of calls in North Texas counties. Moreover, the SPCA of Texas serves as an active resource center for an array of services that bring people and animals together to enrich each other’s lives. The SPCA of Texas is not affiliated with any other entity and does not receive general operating funds from the City of Dallas, State of Texas, federal government or any other national humane organization. The SPCA of Texas is dedicated to providing every animal exceptional care and a loving home. To learn more about the SPCA of Texas, visit www.spca.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 $280 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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