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Posted on: July 14, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Petco Love Invests in WilCo's Animal Shelter

Photo of animal shelter employees and volunteers with a $100,000 check from Petco

Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter received a $100,000 grant investment from national nonprofit Petco Love in support of their lifesaving work for animals in Williamson County, Texas.

 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 $350 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 — like ours — across North America, with 6.7 million pets adopted and counting.

“Our investment in Williamson County Regional 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 launched Petco Love Lost, a national lost and found database that uses patented image-recognition technology to simplify the search for lost pets.”

 “Thanks to this lifesaving investment from Petco Love, the shelter can continue to find innovative solutions for the dogs and cats who need us. As our population grows, this investment will help us meet the increasing needs of our cat and dog community and will go a long way to ensure we can continue our lifesaving mission,” said Misty Valenta, animal services director.

 Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter is the only shelter solely devoted to the lost animals of Round Rock, Cedar Park, Hutto, Leander, and Williamson County. Their mission is to provide a safe haven, with compassionate and humane treatment, for the lost pets in their jurisdiction. Since 2010, Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter has saved 90% or more of the dogs, cats, and other animals it serves. With over 7,000 animals coming through the shelter’s doors each year, this task is enormous and continues to increase with the rapid growth of the Williamson County area.


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