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RCHS to receive $10K grant from Petco to save animals

Rutland County Humane Society is set to receive a $10,000 grant  investment from national nonprofit Petco Love in support of its  life saving work for animals.

Petco Love is a national nonprofit leading change for pets by harnessing the power of love to make  communities and pet families closer, stronger, and healthier. Since its founding in 1999, Petco Love has  invested $350 million in adoption and other lifesaving efforts in partnership with Petco and more than 4,000 organizations  across North  America. More than 6.7 million pets have been adopted.  

“Our investment in the Rutland County Humane Society is part of more than $15 million 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. “Our local investments are only part of our strategy to empower animal lovers  to drive lifesaving change right alongside us. We recently launched Petco Love Lost, a national lost and  found database that uses pet image technology to simplify the search for lost pets.”    

“We are so appreciative of Petco Love’s continued support of the work we do for the homeless animals  in Rutland County. As we approach kitten season their generosity will allow us to get these kittens their  vaccines, their spay/neuter surgeries, and help them begin the next chapter of their lives,” said Beth  Saradarian, executive director.  

The Rutland County Humane Society is a nonprofit organization which is dedicated to and advocating for  and working towards a responsible and humane community. It provides shelter and compassionate  care while finding loving families for at-risk and companion animals in Rutland County. 

 Since 1959, RCHS estimates it has cared for or assisted over 125,000 animals including dogs, cats,  rabbits, guinea pigs, birds, and in the early years skunks, loons, fawns, goats and horses, to name just a  few. 

For more information about the Rutland County Humane Society, visit rchsvt.org.

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