Petco Foundation to Match All Donations up to $25,000 to LA Animal Services


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Petco Foundation to Match All Donations up to $25,000 to LA Animal Services

Investment will help save more animal lives in Los Angeles
through the COVID-19 crisis

Los Angeles, May 19, 2020Through June 30, all donations to LA Animal Services will be matched up to $25,000 by the Petco Foundation to help save twice as many pet lives.

“Donations made to the Animal Welfare Trust Fund (AWTF) are tax deductible and immediately begin helping the amazing animals in our care,’ said Brenda Barnette, LA Animal Services General Manager. “We are proud to have Petco Foundation’s support, and this match provides a great opportunity for our animal loving community to increase our life-saving impact, both in our Centers and the community we serve.”

The Petco Foundation matching grant will help LA Animal Services maintain its lifesaving work during these challenging times.

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 LA Animal Services do just that.”

Please consider donating to LA Animal Services, and being a part of this incredible opportunity. To donate directly, please click here and for more information, please visit: Donations made to LA Animal Services May 18 through June 30 will be matched up to $25K.


Los Angeles Department of Animal Services is one of the largest municipal shelter systems in the United States with six services centers serving approximately 60,000 animals annually and responding to 20,000 emergency calls involving an animal or person in danger. LA Animal Services promotes and protects the health, safety, and welfare of animals and people. Follow us on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

The Petco Foundation believes every animal deserves to live its best life. Since 1999, it’s invested more than $260 million in lifesaving animal welfare work to make that happen. With its than 4,000 animal welfare partners, it inspires and empowers 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 its Think Adoption First program, it partners with Petco stores and animal welfare organizations across the country to increase pet adoptions. So far, the Petco Foundation has helped more than 6.5 million pets find their new loving families. Visit to learn more.

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