Share Your Adoption Story and Help LA Animal Services’ Holiday Wishes Come True with $100K Grant from the Petco Foundation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

LA Animal Services Media Contacts:
Agnes Sibal-von Debschitz, (213) 482-9512 or agnes.sibal@lacity.org
Justin Khosrowabadi, (213) 482-9551 or justin.khosrowabadi@lacity.org

Share Your Adoption Story and Help LA Animal Services’ Holiday Wishes
Come True with $100K Grant from the Petco Foundation

Adopters are invited to share the big and small ways their pet has changed their life for a
chance to help LA Animal Services earn up to a $100,000 grant award

Los Angeles, August 17, 2020 —Individuals who have adopted a pet from LA Animal Services are invited to share how their pet has changed their life to help give LA Animal Services a chance to receive a $100,000 grand prize Holiday Wishes grant award from the Petco Foundation. In partnership with BOBS from Skechers, the Petco Foundation is granting more than $750,000 this holiday season to qualified animal welfare organizations across the country. Awards will range from $5,000 to $100,000, and adopters with winning submissions will receive up to a $1,000 Petco shopping spree and a prize pack with BOBS from Skechers shoes.

“We’re calling on all LA Animal Services adopters to help us earn a lifesaving grant award this holiday season from the Petco Foundation by sharing their stories,” said LA Animal Services General Manager, Brenda Barnette. “Thank you for choosing adoption; now you can make our holiday wishes come true by helping us earn lifesaving funds to bring more pets in need together with loving families.”

Submit your Holiday Wishes story by Sept. 23, 2020!

If you’ve adopted a pet from LA Animal Services, share how your pet changes your life for the better each and every day. Write your story in 500 words or less. 

Upload at least four photos to support your story: one photo of your pet by him/herself, one photo of you or your family with your pet and two additional photos. You can add video too to help illustrate the bond between you and your pet. Visit petcofoundation.org/holidaywishes to read prior year’s winning entries and get some inspiration. Remember, good stories will show how your pet changed YOUR life.

Include our organization’s contact information so that we can be eligible for a grant award:

      Los Angeles Department of Animal Services
      Brenda Barnette 
      888-452-7381
      Federal Tax ID Number: 95-6000735

Submit your story and photos to petcofoundation.org/holidaywishes by Sept. 23, noon CST. But hurry because only the first 10,000 stories are guaranteed to be reviewed. 

Since 2013, over $5 million in Holiday Wishes grants have been awarded to help make the holidays brighter for animal welfare organizations during the holiday season and year-round. For more information about Holiday Wishes, visit petcofoundation.org/holidaywishes and join the conversation on social media using #HolidayWishes.

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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 petcofoundation.org to learn more.

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