January 28, 2022  |  Press Releases

MD SPCA Receives $7,500 Grant from Petco Love

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland SPCA has received a $7,500 grant from Petco Love. This generous gift is saving homeless animals and finding them forever homes.

“Homeless pets deserve care and loving homes,” said Andy Beres, marketing and communications director at the MD SPCA. “Thanks to Petco Love’s grant, more dogs and cats are receiving medical care, foster care, training, and adoption services to find loving homes.”

Every year, the Maryland SPCA provides life-saving care to thousands of animals. Its shelter medicine and behavior teams evaluate and treat every dog and cat. Depending on health or training challenges, pets may also be placed in foster homes to recover and develop social skills, preparing them for adoption. Then MD SPCA counselors match pets to loving adopters.

That includes Hope, a cat found lying in the road by a man and his four-year-old son. Hope was covered in fleas and maggots, severely underweight, and dehydrated. The man rushed her to the MD SPCA, where she received urgent medical care.

Recovering in a foster home, Hope came out of her shell and learned to trust humans. When she was ready for adoption, the man who found Hope made her a permanent part of his family.

“The bond between pets and people is incredibly special,” Beres said. “The MD SPCA is so proud to partner with Petco Love to create more stories like Hope’s.”

“Petco Love is proud to invest in MD SPCA, and hundreds of other organizations as part of our commitment to create a future in which no pet is unnecessarily euthanized,” said Susanne Kogut, president of Petco Love.

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Media contacts:
Andy Beres, Maryland SPCA | aberes@mdspca.org | (410) 235-8826 ext. 139
Petco Love, media@petcolove.org

About the Maryland SPCA
Founded in 1869, the Maryland SPCA improves pets’ and people’s lives by providing education, veterinary services, and humane care. It empowers communities to treat animals compassionately; delivers quality pet health care to keep pets in loving homes; and saves vulnerable cats and dogs with adoption, foster, and admissions services. The MD SPCA is an independent nonprofit that receives no funding from (and is not affiliated with) the ASPCA or local government. For more information, visit mdspca.org.

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About Petco Love
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.

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