The Petco Foundation on Feb. 11 surprised Greenville County Animal Care with a $100,000 grant investment as part of its “Love Changes Everything” campaign.
As one of the largest open-admission animal shelters in South Carolina, Greenville County Animal Care was selected by the Petco Foundation because of the shelter’s work toward saving animals’ lives. The facility can house up to 400 cats and dogs. It also has a 91% life-saving rate.
“The Petco Foundation invests in organizations that have the most lifesaving impact in their community,” said Petco Foundation communication specialist Jennifer Perez. “Through a decision model designed to evaluate and assess organizations alongside their peers, we empower those organizations that are most productive and effective. We are proud to invest in Greenville County Animal Care’s lifesaving efforts to transform their community through our annual grant investment cycle. They are one of the largest open-admission sheltering organizations in the state working toward a lifesaving South Carolina.”
In addition to the grant, Greenville County Animal Care workers received Petco items and BOBS from Skechers shoes.
The surprise presentation is part of more than $10 million in grant investments that the Petco Foundation is committing to animal-welfare organizations nationwide. The foundation will also commit $324,000 to animal-welfare organizations statewide. These funds will be used in conjunction with the $400,000 announced in 2019 in support of the No Kill South Carolina effort, Perez said.