LIHUE — The Kaua`i Humane Society (KHS), announced it has been awarded a $2,500 grant from the Petco Foundation to support its lifesaving efforts during the COVID-19 crisis.
“We are grateful that the Petco Foundation chose to invest in the lifesaving work of the Kaua’i Humane Society,” said Mirah Horowitz, Executive Director of the Kaua’i Humane Society. “We are working hard to place as many animals as possible into foster homes so we can set them up for successful adoptive homes. So far, we have placed more than 200 animals into foster care since the onset of COVID-19.”
The Petco Foundation investment will help to provide much needed support to our foster families who have taken shelter animals into their homes during the COVID-19 crisis.
This grant is part of the Petco Foundation’s Pledge to Save Pet Lives during this COVID-19 crisis by distributing $1M in product and cash donations and putting out a national call to implore animal lovers to take action to help save animal lives. This commitment follows the Petco Foundation’s recent distribution of more than $13M to animal welfare ¬organizations nationwide.
“Animal welfare organizations are facing the business impacts of COVID-19, just like many other businesses during this crisis. But when your business is saving animal lives, the consequences of a business failure are devastating,” said Petco Foundation President, Susanne Kogut. “At the Petco Foundation, we will support our partner’s most critical needs during this time and help mobilize the public to take action to help save animal lives. We hope this matching grant support will help The Kaua`i Humane Society do just that.”
The Kaua`i Humane Society is a nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering respect, responsibility and compassion for all animals and enriching lives by nurturing healthy relationships between pets and people on the island of Kaua`i and beyond. For more information about The Kaua`i Humane Society visit www.kauaihumane.org
The Petco Foundation is committed to supporting their animal welfare partners’ most critical needs as they face the dual responsibilities of protecting human health and saving animal lives through the COVID-19 crisis to ensure that every pets gets the chance to live their best life. To learn more about the Petco Foundation’s relief efforts, visit petcofoundation.org/relief.