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Newly named Petco Love invests in lifesaving work of Lewis-Upshur Animal Control Facility

BUCKHANNON — The Lewis-Upshur Animal Control Facility recently announced a $7,500 grant investment from the newly named, Petco Love, to support their lifesaving work for animals in Upshur County, WV.

Petco Love is a nonprofit leading change for pets nationally by harnessing the power of love to make communities and pet families closer, stronger, and healthier. Since their founding in 1999 as the Petco Foundation, they’ve empowered organizations with $300 million invested to date in adoption and other lifesaving efforts. And, they’ve helped find loving homes for more than 6.5 million pets in partnership with Petco and more than 4,000 organizations, like ours, nationwide.

“Today Petco Love announces an investment in the Lewis-Upshur Animal Control Facility and hundreds of other organizations as part of our commitment to create a future in which no pet is unnecessarily euthanized,” said Susanne Kogut, President of Petco Love. “Our local investments are only one component. This month, we also launched the first of our national tools to empower all animal lovers to drive lifesaving change right alongside us.”

“It is such an honor to have received this grant from Petco. This investment is going to help so many animals, especially those with medical needs. There are times we know these animals need more medical care than what we can offer them, and this investment supports our ability to provide medical care,” said Jan Cochran, Director of the Lewis-Upshur Animal Control Facility.

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