Peoria County, IL (April 26, 2021) – Peoria County Animal Protection Services (PCAPS) announced today a $10,000 grant investment from the newly named, Petco Love, to support their lifesaving work for animals in Peoria County.
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 nearly $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 PCAPS 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 will also launch the first of our national tools to empower all animal lovers to drive lifesaving change right alongside us.”
“We are excited to be nationally recognized with this grant investment. The donations made by Petco customers at checkout are helping to save the lives of animals in need, right here in Peoria County,” said Rebecca Spencer, Director of Peoria County Animal Protection Services.
PCAPS is an open admission animal shelter that turns no animal away and typically takes in over 4,000 animals each year. PCAPS also provides animal control services for all of Peoria County.
Additional information about PCAPS can be found on their website at www.peoriacounty.org/pcaps. To learn more about Petco Love, visit petcolove.org.
About Peoria County Animal Protection Services
Peoria County Animal Protection Services (PCAPS) demonstrates a successful partnership between governmental agencies and private organizations. The shelter is operated by the County of Peoria through agreements with the Peoria Humane Society and the Peoria County Veterinary Medical Association and remains the only open admission animal shelter in Peoria County.
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 nearly $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.