Grant of $18,000 will extend efforts to save more animal lives in Northern Colorado

FORT COLLINS, Colo. — Animal Friends Alliance announced it has been awarded an $18,000 grant from the Petco Foundation to fund medical care and pre-adoption expenses for dogs and cats in its shelter.

“Every animal deserves the opportunity to find a loving home, and we are extremely grateful to the Petco Foundation for their support of our mission,” said Sarah Swanty, executive director of Animal Friends Alliance. “This grant will allow us to save more lives and bring together more happy families.”

This grant investment is part of the Petco Foundation’s recent distribution of more than $13M to animal welfare organizations nationwide. In addition, the Petco Foundation distributed $1M in emergency product and cash donations to partner organizations facing the challenges of the COVID-19 crisis and put out a national call to mobilize animal lovers to take action and Pledge to Save Pet Lives

Animal Friends Alliance is a limited-admission, adoption-guarantee shelter and subsidized spay/neuter clinic dedicated to finding loving homes for cats and dogs and providing support to families to keep pets in their homes. Since 2006, Animal Friends Alliance has found homes for more than 28,000 cats and dogs and performed over 64,600 spay/neuter surgeries.

The Petco Foundation recognized Animal Friends Alliance’s success in its mission to save pets’ lives at a stakeholder and media investment celebration at Petco Fort Collins (2211 S College Ave., Fort Collins, CO 80525) on September 28, 2020.

For more information about Animal Friends Alliance, visit SavingAnimalsToday.org. For more on the Petco Foundation, visit petcofoundation.org and join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram by using the hashtag #PetcoFamily.

Photos: Animal Friends Alliance

Petco and Animal Friends Alliance staff celebrate the award of this lifesaving grant from the Petco Foundation at the Sept. 28, 2020 event.


About Animal Friends Alliance

Animal Friends Alliance is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing comprehensive companion animal resources, services, and education to the community to prevent pet homelessness and promote the human-animal bond. Animal Friends Alliance’s services include a limited-admission, adoption-guarantee shelter for cats and dogs, subsidized sterilization and vaccination clinic, grooming salon, and kibble pantry for pet guardians in need. Since its founding in 2006, Animal Friends Alliance has found homes for more than 28,000 cats and dogs and the clinic has performed over 64,600 spay/neuter surgeries. More information can be found at SavingAnimalsToday.org.

About the Petco Foundation

At the Petco Foundation, we believe that every animal deserves to live its best life. Since 1999, we’ve invested more than $280 million in lifesaving animal welfare work to make that happen. With our more than 4,000 animal welfare partners, we inspire and empower communities to make a difference by investing in adoption and medical care programs, spay and neuter services, pet cancer research, service and therapy animals, and numerous other lifesaving initiatives. We also partner with Petco stores and animal welfare organizations across the country to increase pet adoptions. So far, we’ve helped more than 6.5 million pets find their new loving families, and we’re just getting started. Visit petcofoundation.org to learn more about how you can get involved.