Grant of $80,000 will extend efforts to save more animal lives in Central Texas
Austin Pets Alive! (APA!) announced it has been awarded an $80,000 grant from the Petco Foundation to support its lifesaving programs that give homeless and at-risk pets a path to adoption and serve as a model for animal welfare organizations across Texas and the United States.
The Petco Foundation investment will help to support the safety net APA! maintains for shelter pets in Central Texas, especially as the COVID-19 pandemic strains community resources and puts homeless pets at greater risk of euthanasia. To give these animals the chance at life they deserve, APA! will provide them with wellness care, medical treatment and/or behavioral support, as well as connect them with people in the local community who are stepping up to foster and adopt from APA! in record numbers. Every year, APA! rescues over 10,000 at-risk pets from Central Texas and around the state to help them find their forever homes, in addition to teaching organizations across the U.S. how to save more pet lives through its national education and outreach division, American Pets Alive!.
“Receiving this grant means the world to us. Austin Pets Alive! saves Central Texas’s most vulnerable animals, and the Petco Foundation’s support will allow us to continue helping those that need us the most,” said Stephanie Bilbro, Director of Lifesaving Operations at Austin Pets Alive!
Austin Pets Alive! is a nonprofit organization committed to providing the resources, education, and programs needed to eliminate the killing of companion animals. Since 2008, Austin Pets Alive! has saved over 70,000 animal lives and established Austin, TX as the largest no kill city in the United States.
For more information about Austin Pets Alive!, visit austinpetsalive.org. For more on the Petco Foundation, visit petcofoundation.org and join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram by using the hashtag #PetcoFamily.