$25,000 grant will be celebrated at local Petco event on June 21

Fort Collins, CO (June 14, 2022) – Animal Friends Alliance is set to receive a $25,000 grant investment from national nonprofit Petco Love during a special celebration at the Fort Collins Petco at 2211 S. College Avenue, #200, on June 21, 2022, at 11 a.m. in support of their lifesaving work for animals in Northern Colorado.

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 $330 million in adoption and other lifesaving efforts. Petco Love helps find loving homes for pets in partnership with Petco and more than 4,000 organizations — like ours — across North America, with 6.5 million pets adopted and counting.

“Our investment in Animal Friends Alliance 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,” 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 celebrated the one-year launch anniversary of Petco Love Lost, a national lost and found database that uses pet facial recognition technology to simplify the search for lost pets.”

 “We’re so grateful to Petco Love for this grant that will help us continue to work toward our mission of helping pets find homes and stay in homes,” said Sarah Swanty, Executive Director and Co-Founder of Animal Friends Alliance. “This grant will fund our cat and dog adoptions and our community pet resource programs to help pet guardians in need in our community. This investment brings us one step closer to a future where all companion animals are wanted, cared for, and loved.”

Animal Friends Alliance is a nonprofit organization operating a limited-admission shelter for cats and dogs, subsidized spay/neuter and vaccine clinic, and community pet resources programs serving Northern Colorado and Southeast Wyoming. Since 2006, Animal Friends Alliance has found homes for over 31,000 animals and performed over 80,000 spay and neuter surgeries. Each animal has been spayed or neutered, microchipped, and has received vaccines prior to adoption. Spaying and neutering animals prior to adoption reduces pet overpopulation and breaks the cycle of pet homelessness by preventing unplanned litters and keeping animals out of shelters. For more information about Animal Friends Alliance, visit SavingAnimalsToday.org. Learn more about Petco Love here: petcolove.org.