Newly Named Petco Love Invests in Lifesaving Work of TCAP
Grant of $90,000 will help save and improve pet lives in North Texas
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX (August 17, 2021) – Texas Coalition for Animal Protection announced today a $90,000 grant investment from the newly named Petco Love to support their lifesaving work for animals in North Texas.
Petco Love is a nonprofit leading change for pets nationally by making communities and pet families closer, stronger, and healthier. Since their founding in 1999 as the Petco Foundation, they’ve empowered organizations with $300 million invested to date in adoption and other lifesaving efforts. And they’ve helped find loving homes for more than 6.5 million pets in partnership with Petco and more than 4,000 organizations nationwide.
“Today Petco Love invests in Texas Coalition for Animal Protection and hundreds of other organizations across the nation working to improve animal health and welfare as part of our commitment to creating a future in which no pet is unnecessarily euthanized,” said Susanne Kogut, President of Petco Love. “Our local investments are only one component. This year, we also launched the first of our national tools, Petco Love Lost, which empowers all animal lovers to drive lifesaving change right alongside us.”
TCAP will provide free spays and neuters for cats across North Texas this fall thanks to an investment from Petco Love. TCAP plans to be able to perform more than 3,000 spays and neuters across the organization’s eight North Texas locations, all at no cost to the pet owner as a result of this funding.
“We are so thankful for Petco Love’s investment in our lifesaving work,” said Stacey Schumacher, TCAP Executive Director. “Adoption alone won’t solve the pet overpopulation problem in Texas, we must spay and neuter our pets to reduce the number of unwanted litters that end up in local shelters. This funding will allow us to reach pet owners for whom our low-cost program is still financially out of reach.”
TCAP is a nonprofit organization that works to end pet overpopulation and promote community animal welfare across North Texas. Since 2002, TCAP has provided more than 576,000 low-cost and free spays and neuters to pets in need. It each of these animals were to have a little over three litters each, that equates to more than 1.7 million litters prevented. During that same time, TCAP has vaccinated more than 1.1 million pets against the deadly rabies virus at a low-cost or for free.
Texas Coalition for Animal Protection is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that works to end pet overpopulation and improve community animal welfare. TCAP accomplishes this goal by making affordable, high-quality preventative services available to Texas pet owners. Since 2002, TCAP has provided more than 502,419 spays and neuters and vaccinated more than 1,108,637 North Texas pets against the deadly rabies virus.
About Petco Love (Formerly Petco Foundation)
Petco Love is a nonprofit changing lives by making communities and pet families closer, stronger, and healthier. Since our founding in 1999 as the Petco Foundation, we’ve empowered animal welfare organizations by investing $300 million in adoption and other lifesaving efforts. We’ve helped find loving homes for more than 6.5 million pets in partnership with Petco and organizations nationwide. Today, our love for pets drives us to lead with innovation, creating tools animal lovers need to reunite lost pets, and lead with passion, inspiring and mobilizing communities and our more than 4,000 animal welfare partners to drive lifesaving change alongside us. Is love calling you? Visit petcolove.org or follow at Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn to be part of the lifesaving work we’re leading every day.