For Star Journal
The Forest County Humane Society was a recent recipient of a $30,000 grant from the Petco Foundation. The grant will help with adoption preparation, including animal care, vaccinations, medical treatment and spay and neutering. The organization will also use the grant to fix up its existing facility and upgrade the vehicle used for transporting the animals.
The grant was made possible through the Petco Foundation’s annual Helping Heroes fundraising campaign in partnership with Natural Balance Pet Foods. Each October, customers are invited to donate in Petco stores across America to support service and therapy animals and animal related organizations.
According to a Petco Foundation statement, since 1999, they have invested more than $145 million in lifesaving animal welfare work. “With our more than 8,000 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’ve helped more than 4.8 million pets find their new loving families.”
The Forest County Humane Society is a non-profit organization that has served Forest County since 1998. For more information, visit forestcountyhumanesociety.org, or call 715-478-2098. For more information on Petco or the Petco Foundation, visit petco.com or petcofoundation.org.