Shelter receives $55,000 lifesaving grant from Petco Love

South Utah Valley Animal Shelter is set to receive a $55,000 grant investment from national nonprofit Petco Love during a special celebration at Spanish Fork Petco at 1118 Canyon Creek Parkway on June 16, at 11 a.m. in support of their lifesaving work for animals in South Utah County. 

Petco Love is a national nonprofit leading change for pets by harnessing the power of love to make communities and pet families closer, stronger, and healthier. 

Since its founding in 1999, Petco Love has invested $330 million in adoption and other lifesaving efforts. 

And Petco Love helps find loving homes for pets in partnership with Petco and more than 4,000 organizations across North America, with 6.5 million pets adopted and counting. 

“Our investment in the South Utah Valley Animal Shelter is part of more than $15 million in investments recently announced by Petco Love to power local organizations across the country 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 part of our strategy to empower animal lovers to drive lifesaving change right alongside us. We recently celebrated the one-year launch anniversary of Petco Love Lost, a national lost and found database that uses pet facial recognition technology to simplify the search for lost pets.” “This could not have come at a better time,” said Kierstan Munford, executive director of SUVAS “We were recently involved in a large hoarding case that involved 83 seized dogs. With this wonderful investment from Petco Love, we were able to spay/neuter, vaccinate and seek vet care for those in need of medical treatment. Without the help of Petco Love, this would not have been possible! Petco Love’s lifesaving investment in the South Utah Valley Animal Shelter has helped us to become a shelter to be proud of. Thank you again for all you have done for SUVAS and helping us in our lifesaving mission.” SUVAS is a not-for-profit governmental organization that serves 11 cities and the south Utah County area. Since 2006, SUVAS has continuously raised its level of care to get the best outcome for each pet, accomplishing a 93 percent save rate for the animals in its care in 2021. 

For more information about the South Utah Valley Animal Shelter visit suvas.org. 

Learn more about Petco Love at petcolove.org. (Serve Daily submission by Carrie Ward.)

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