ORLANDO, Fla. — Orange County Animal Services received a large donation this week to support its lifesaving work for animals in the Orlando area.
The national nonprofit Petco Love presented a grant of $50,000 to Orange County Animal Services in front of an Orlando Petco location.
“Our investment in Orange County Animal Services is part of more than $15M 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.
Animal Services is the only open admission, municipal pet shelter serving the Orange County area.
In fiscal year 2021, the shelter received 13,527 animals and was able to obtain a live release rate of 96% for dogs and 88% for cats, for a combined total 91% live release rate.
“This grant from Petco Love will help fund spay and neuter services for qualifying low-income Orange County residents and will help provide financial support to adopters who have taken in dogs with heartworm disease,” said Diane Summers, manager for Orange County Animal Services.
Petco Love was founded in 1999 and has invested around $330 million in adoption and other lifesaving efforts.
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