Petco Foundation Invests in Lifesaving Work of the Kokomo Humane Society
Grant of $250,000 will extend efforts to save more animal lives in Howard County, Indiana
Thursday, February 09, 2017 4:02 AM
Kokomo, IN (Feb. 5, 2017) – Kokomo Humane Society of Howard County, today announced it has been awarded a $250,000 grant from the Petco Foundation to support its New Digs Capital Campaign building project.
The Petco Foundation presenting the Kokomo Humane Society with a $250,000 check towards the Humane Society’s new shelter. The Community Foundation also supported the Humane Society with a $100,000 grant. Ground breaking on the new facility will begin this spring. (Photo courtesy of the Community Foundation)
The Kokomo Humane Society is a nonprofit organization serving Howard County. Since 1891, the Humane Society has worked diligently to have a positive impact on companion animals, and its mission to improve the lives of animals; prevent cruelty through education; and unite pets with families.
The Petco Foundation investment will make it possible to complete the dream of constructing a new facility on the corner of Hoffer Street and Home Avenue. The organization expects to break ground this spring. This will be a much improved temporary home for the animals cared for as well as a more inviting place for people to come look for a lost pet, adopt a new best friend or volunteer.
“This investment from the Petco Foundation is important as it will help the organization reach its goal of a new home for the Kokomo Humane Society,” said Karen Wolfe, Executive Director. “The Petco Foundation's support of the lifesaving work we do is a fantastic vote of confidence for our organization. We know how far we have come and with our new facility there is so much more we can do for animals as well as residents in our community.”
For more information about the Kokomo Human Society or the Petco Foundation, visit www.kokomohumane.org or www.petcofoundation.org. Join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or by using the hashtag #PetcoFoundation.
“The Petco Foundation supports the lifesaving work of Kokomo Humane Society,” said Petco Foundation Executive Director Susanne Kogut. “With their dedication and commitment, we are honored to help them realize their goal of an improved lifesaving facility.”
About the Kokomo Humane Society: The Kokomo Humane Society provides our community with services and programs such as pet adoptions, humane education and volunteer opportunities. We also engage in animal cruelty investigations, offer 24 hour emergency service, and enforce local ordinances.
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 $175 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. Through our Think Adoption First program, we partner with Petco stores and animal welfare organizations across the country to increase pet adoptions. So far, we’ve helped more than 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.