By: Sharon Aron Baron
Broward County Animal Care and Adoption is the recipient of a $250,000 Lifesaving Impact Award from the Petco Foundation to support pet retention and enhance shelter programs for pets.
Often, people must surrender their beloved dog or cat to Animal Care for financial reasons. The Petco Foundation investment will help residents keep their pet, and funds from the grant will provide free microchips, wellness clinic services, supplies, and behavior training to pets of residents in low-income communities.
“We’re proud to support Broward County Animal Care’s lifesaving efforts to increase pet retention and adoption, and we remind the community that it takes all of us to create a lifesaving nation for animals,” said Susanne Kogut, president of the Petco Foundation.
By promoting and distributing these services to under-served communities, residents will receive the assistance they need to keep their dog or cat in their home. In addition, the grant will enhance pet adoptions by partnering with Dogs Playing for Life (DPFL), an organization that focuses on playgroups and enrichment/behavior programs for shelter dogs to keep them healthier, physically active, less stressed and overall, encourages their well-being.
With locations all over South Florida and a new one being built in Coral Springs, since 1999, PetCo Foundation has invested more than $250 million in lifesaving animal welfare work.
“We are very thankful to the Petco Foundation for their generosity and support of our efforts,” said Lauralei Combs, Director at Broward County Animal Care and Adoption Division. “The grant is an investment in our comprehensive strategy to increase adoptions and help keep pets in their home. Support from partners like the Petco Foundation allows us to achieve these goals much sooner.”
Tamarac residents who wish to adopt from Broward Animal Care and Adoption can visit their location at 2400 SW 42nd St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312.
- Sharon Aron Baron is the Editor of Talk Media and writer for Tamarac Talk, Coral Springs Talk and Parkland Talk.
Tamarac Talk was created in 2010 to provide News, Views and Entertainment for the residents of Tamarac.