National Nonprofit Petco Love Invests in APA Adoption Center To  Save and Improve the Lives of Pets in Saint Louis 

The Animal Protective Association (APA) of Missouri announced today that it received a $40,000 grant investment from national nonprofit Petco Love in support of their lifesaving work for animals in Saint Louis, Missouri.

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. Since its founding in 1999, Petco Love has invested $350 million in adoption and other lifesaving efforts. And Petco Love helps find loving homes for pets in partnership with Petco and more than 4,000 organizations — like ours — across North America, with 6.7 million pets adopted and counting. 

“Our investment in the APA 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,” said Susanne Kogut, president of Petco Love. “Our local investments are only part of our strategy to empower animal lovers to drive lifesaving change right alongside us. We recently launched Petco Love Lost, a national lost and found database that uses patented image-recognition technology to simplify the search for lost pets.”

“This lifesaving investment from Petco Love is critical to our mission of connecting pets and people through adoption and keeping them with the people who love them through pet owner support programs,” said Sarah Javier, APA President and CEO. “From reconnecting lost pets with their families to providing emergency pet fostering through crises, Petco Love’s investment in the APA allows us to save lives, provide hope, and create joy in our community”.

The APA is an innovative and progressive leader in animal welfare, dedicated to bringing people and pets together, advancing humane education, and creating programs beneficial to the human-animal bond. With a 101-year history in the St. Louis region, the APA helps over 5,000 pets find safe loving homes each year through adoption. Thousands more are helped through wellness and education programs offered on-site and in the community, and supportive programs that keep pets healthy and with the people who love them.

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