Petco Foundation Invests in Lifesaving Work of the Greenville Humane Society

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Greenville Humane Society

Kim Pitman

Executive Director

864-242-3626

kimp@greenvillehumane.com

Grant of $60,000 will extend efforts to save more animal lives in the Greenville, South Carolina area

 [Greenville, SC] (May 30, 2017) – The Greenville Humane Society of Greenville, South Carolina, today announced it has been awarded a $60,000 grant from the Petco Foundation to support its new Medical Facility opening this fall.

The Greenville Humane Society is a nonprofit organization and is the second largest no-kill shelter in the southeast just behind Atlanta and the first to start the no kill movement in Upstate South Carolina. Since 1930, the Greenville Humane Society has worked in partnership with the community to create an environment where all animals are treated with compassion and respect. In 2016, the Greenville Humane Society found homes for more than 6,405 pets; provided low-cost spay/neuter surgeries to over 13,920 animals; and administered over 50,172 vaccines to pets in the Greenville community.

The Petco Foundation investment will go to the new Medical Center. The center will be fully operational by early fall 2017. The new Medical Center will enable the Greenville Humane Society to provide more spay/neuter surgeries and low-cost vaccines due to the growing need for these services in the Upstate. In 2017, there has been a 24% increase in the number of spay/neuter surgeries over 2016.

“The timing of this grant is perfect with the Medical Center opening soon. Public health is a priority for the Greenville Humane Society and making sure services and vaccinations are affordable and available to all is paramount. We are very grateful for Petco’s support.” said Kim Pitman, Executive Director of the Greenville Humane Society.

For more information about the Greenville Humane Society or the Petco Foundation, visit www.GreenvilleHumane.com or www.petcofoundation.org. Join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or by using the hashtag #Petco Foundation.

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About the Greenville Humane Society

The Greenville Humane Society is the 2nd largest No-Kill facility in the Southeast behind Atlanta. Through our network of over 30 shelters, we have lowered the euthanasia rate across the entire region. We are also the leading provider of low cost vaccines and spay and neuter services in the Upstate. We do not receive funding from the government, United Way or national animal welfare organizations, but rely solely on funds from day to day operations, generous contributions from private donors and corporations and volunteer time totaling over 40,000 ours last year.

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.

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