Newly Named Petco Love Invests in WHS

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Willamette Humane Society (WHS) announced today a $22,000 grant investment from the newly named Petco Love to support lifesaving work for animals in Marion and Polk Counties.

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 $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 WHS, nationwide. 

“Today Petco Love announces an investment in Willamette Humane Society 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 also launched the first of our national tools to empower all animal lovers to drive lifesaving change right alongside us.”

“Petco Love joins our dedicated donors to invest in Willamette Humane Society programs, pets, and people,” said BJ Andersen, Executive Director of Willamette Humane Society. “We’re so thankful for the support and partnership.”

Willamette Humane Society is a nonprofit organization serving the pets and people of Marion and Polk Counties in Oregon. In 2019-2020, WHS celebrated 2,897 happy adoptions and a combined 94% save rate. WHS also spayed and neutered 5,718 animals, including shelter pets, owned animals, and community cats.

For more information about WHS, visit whs4pets.org. To learn more about Petco Love, visit petcolove.org

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About Willamette Humane Society.

Willamette Humane Society, located in Salem, Ore., was founded in 1965 by local civic leaders to serve communities in Marion and Polk counties. The organization is dedicated to establishing, maintaining and enhancing the bond between companion animals and people. Willamette Humane Society provides essential services and programs such as adoption and sheltering, behavior and training, youth programs, and a low-cost spay and neuter clinic. The shelter is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and supported by more than 60 employees and hundreds of volunteers. For more information about Willamette Humane Society, visit whs4pets.org.

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 $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.