A Hudson Valley animal rescue is receiving a huge grant investment from a national non-profit that has a very familiar name.

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CARE of DC, Instagram
CARE of DC, Instagram

Have you ever wondered where your donations go to when you get to the cash register? At Petco it goes to organizations like Petco Love. According to a press release, Petco Love is "a national nonprofit leading change for pets by harnessing the power of love to make communities and pet families closer, stronger, and healthier." The organization, which has been around since 1999 has invested $350 million in pet adoption and other lifesaving efforts.

Wappingers Falls Rescue Gets Huge Grant

Petco Love is using some of those donations and investing them into a Hudson Valley animal rescue. CARE of DC has announced that they have received a $20,000 investment grant from Petco Love.

CARE of DC Director Karen LeCain said in a statement:

“This significant investment will enable us to continue our life-saving mission. Without the support of the Petco Love Foundation, we wouldn’t have been able to grow at the pace we have. In addition to our dog shelter, we recently opened a cat adoption center. Adopters can visit our available cats at our new location or see them in the habitat at Petco in Poughkeepsie. Petco Love has been supporting us since day one.

In the past few years, CARE of DC has helped rescue animals from horrible conditions and situations. In 2021 they saved several beagles from a cruel breeding facility finding them loving homes all over the Hudson Valley. LeCain adds "The next time you’re at the register in Petco and they ask if you would like to donate, please say yes. We couldn’t have saved so many lives if we didn’t have their support!"

CARE of DC, Instagram
CARE of DC, Instagram

The President of Petco Love Susanne Kogut said in a statement:

“Our investment in CARE of DC is part of more than $15M in investments recently announced by Petco Love to power local organizations across the country as part of our commitment to create a future in which no pet is unnecessarily euthanized. Our local investments are only part of our strategy to empower animal lovers to drive lifesaving change right alongside us.

If you would like to learn more about CARE of DC or if you're interested in adopting a cat or a dog visit CAREofDC.org.

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