Local Animal Shelter Employees Surprised with Crucial Lifesaving Support, Appreciation Gifts and Valentine’s Day Messages from Pet Lovers Across the Country
WILDOMAR, CA – Shouts, cheers, and tears of joy erupted in the shelter when the staff at Animal Friends of the Valleys was surprised with a grant investment in the amount of $250,000 from the Petco Foundation on Tuesday, February 13th.
This local surprise celebration is part of the more than $10 million in grant investments that the Petco Foundation will be committing to animal welfare organizations across the country as part of their annual investment process to find and invest in the most effective lifesaving animal welfare organizations nationwide. The shelter pets and the people who save them at these organizations will also receive thousands of valentine messages of gratitude for their lifesaving work from pet adopters both locally and across the nation.
The Petco Foundation, in partnership with BOBS from Skechers, delivered a Valentine’s celebration of thanks and love to Animal Friends of the Valleys’ staff and volunteers, along with a special gift of BOBS from Skechers shoes for hardworking staff. The big surprise was the unveiling of the grant investment check for significant funding to help them save more pets in the future.
Animal Friends of the Valleys is dedicated to promoting humane care of animals through education and a humane, proactive animal services program.