Junction City Animal Shelter Awarded Grant from Petco Love

By Payton Tholstrup

Picture from Junction City, KS Animal Shelter’s FB page. Pictured is Dos, who is up for adoption.

According to a press release, The Junction City Animal Shelter has been awarded a grant of $20,000 from Petco Love to be used in support of their work for animals in Geary County.

Petco Love is a national nonprofit that aims to lead change for pets by making communities and pet families stronger, healthier, and closer. Founded in 1999, Petco Love has invested $375 million in adoption and other life-saving efforts. They help shelters find loving homes and work with more than 4,000 organizations across North America. 6.75 million pets have been adopted so far.

“Our investment in Junction City Animal Shelter 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,” Susanne Kogut, President of Petco love, said.

Vanessa Gray, Director of the Junction City Animal Shelter, shared her excitement and gratitude for their support. “These lifesaving investments from Petco Love are so important for shelters like us – simply because we have big plans and need a little help for our pets and the community alike.”

The Junction City Animal Shelter has been assisting the Geary County community since 1970, with a pet pantry, low-cost vaccine clinics, TNR programs, adoptions, community education, and more.

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