The Tama County Humane Society recently received a $6,000 grant from the Petco Foundation to purchase new outdoor dog runs for their animal shelter.
The Tama County Humane Society is a nonprofit organization that operates a no-kill animal shelter in Tama. The organization has cared for lost, abandoned and stray animals in the community since opening its doors in 2009. So far this year, they have provided care for more than 150 animals.
The Petco Foundation grant was used to purchase nine dog runs for the outdoor kennel area of the animal shelter. Dogs at the shelter can now enjoy time outdoors in these spacious new runs, giving them the socialization and physical activity they need to be healthy and happy, and ultimately giving them a better chance at finding a loving home.
The Petco Foundation has served as a voice for companion animals across the country since 1999. Today, with more than 9,500 local animal-welfare partners across the country, the foundation donates approximately $15 million a year to make a difference in the lives of millions of animals. The organization is funded through donations raised during fundraisers conducted in Petco's more than 1,200 stores across the country, as well as from Petco associates, vendors and corporate contributions. Money raised helps fund animal-welfare organizations, spay and neuter efforts, animal-assisted therapy programs and humane education. The majority of the funds raised remain in the communities where they were raised, and the Petco Foundation is also involved in many national animal-welfare efforts.
In 2012, the Petco Foundation surpassed $100 million in funds raised for companion animals since the organization was created. To learn more, visit www.petcofoundation.org.