Baltimore, MD (July 6, 2022) – The Maryland SPCA has received a $5,000 grant investment from national nonprofit Petco Love in support of its lifesaving work for animals in the Baltimore area.
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. And Petco Love helps find loving homes for pets in partnership with Petco and more than 4,000 organizations—like the MD SPCA—across North America, with 6.5 million pets adopted and counting.
“Our investment in the MD SPCA 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.”
“Our mission is to improve pets’ and people’s lives in our community. One crucial way we do that is by providing life-saving care to dogs and cats and matching them with adopters,” said Jim Peirce, executive director of the MD SPCA. “We’re so grateful for Petco Love’s partnership, which will help ensure pets in Baltimore don’t fall through the cracks.”
The MD SPCA is a nonprofit organization that provides medical, behavior, and foster care, as well as adoption services, for homeless animals in the Baltimore area. It also provides pet food assistance, veterinary care and free clinics, and other supports to help families keep the pets they already have. Last year, the MD SPCA adopted out 2,054 pets, spayed/neutered 6,062 animals, and provided meals from our food pantry to 15,321 animals.