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Petco Foundation to Offer Grants to Animal Welfare Organizations During Holiday Wishes Campaign


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The Petco Foundation, in partnership with Petco, has revealed the 52 stories that have earned their animal welfare organizations a grant investment through the 5th annual Holiday Wishes campaign. This year, the Petco Foundation will deliver a total of $765,000 in grant awards during Holiday Wishes celebrations through Dec. 20—including one $100,000 grand prize, and a series of finalist awards ranging from $5,000 to $50,000 to support the lifesaving efforts carried out by these organizations year-round.

Thousands of adopters from across the United States shared personal accounts of how their adopted pets changed their lives giving the animal welfare organizations they adopted from the chance to receive a Holiday Wishes grant. The adopters with the winning stories will each receive a Petco gift card of up to $1,000.

"Every year these touching Holiday Wishes stories fill our hearts with joy. Each story perfectly illustrates how a pet's love changes everything—whether it is simply making one's routine much more enjoyable by sharing it with a pet or a more of a life changing or lifesaving impact of a pet in one's life," said Susanne Kogut, executive director of the Petco Foundation. "That's why at the Petco Foundation we're thrilled to celebrate that love with the individuals and families who share their experiences with us as well as reward the animal welfare organizations who work so hard year-round to save lives."  

While the stories range from inspiring to humorous, and even a few lifesaving narratives, each celebrates how these adopted pets positively changed and enriched the adopters' lives.

The Petco Foundation invites all animal lovers to play a role in making Holiday Wishes come true. Through Dec. 20, 2017, fans can read all finalist stories and vote for their favorites to win the "People's Choice Award" online

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