Warren County Animal Control and Animal Ark has received a $5,000 grant from a national foundation to support its work to adopt pets and reduce animal euthanasia rates.
Petco Love, a non-profit organization established in 1999, awarded the grant to the county’s animal control agency.
“We are so grateful for Petco Love’s investment that will allow us to continue our spay/neuter programs,” said Director Dani Bowen. “These programs have made it possible for our citizens to be able to receive these services at an affordable rate,” Bowen said. The gift also will benefit the agency’s new Community Cat Program, which offers affordable surgery to residents with cats in need on their property, she added.
Since 1999, Petco Love (formerly Petco Foundation) has given close to $300 million to more than 4,000 shelters and organizations to support adoption and other lifesaving efforts. More than 6.5 million pets have been adopted through partnership with Petco.
In a statement to WIZS News, Petco Love President Susanne Kogut said the grants given are proof of its commitment “to create a future in which no pet is unnecessarily euthanized.”
Warren County Animal Control oversees the Animal Ark, and offers one-year rabies vaccinations, microchipping and adoptions. The agency also has spay and neuter programs that provide surgery at free or reduced rates. The agency works with many rescue organizations to save hard-to-place, sick or injured and pregnant/nursing dogs and cats.
For more information about Warren County Animal Control and Animal Ark and its spay and neuter services, visit warrencountync.gov or call 252.257.6137. To learn more about Petco Love, visit petcolove.org