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1/23/2017 - Petco Foundation Invests in Lifesaving Work of Salina Animal Shelter

Vanessa Cowie, Animal Control Supervisor
(785) 826-6535


Petco Foundation Invests In Lifesaving Work of Salina Animal Shelter
Grant of $75,000 will extend efforts to save more animal lives in Saline County


Salina Animal Shelter of Saline County, today announced it has been awarded a $75,000 grant from the Petco Foundation to support the lifesaving work they do for animals in the community. The nonprofit organization, which is a division of the City of Salina Parks and Recreation Department, provides animal control, adoption services and wildlife management.

In February 2015, the shelter achieved the national benchmark for no-kill shelters by saving over 90 percent of animals that entered their facility.

To support these efforts, in 2015 the Petco Foundation awarded the shelter with two Lifesaving Grants totaling $75,000 and in April 2016, they received a Lifesaving Impact Award for $100,000.

The funds provided by the Petco Foundation were used to make updates to the shelter and the recent funds will be used to remodel the cat room and upgrade fencing at the facility to continue their lifesaving efforts.

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 to learn more about how you can get involved.

For more information about the Salina Animal Shelter and the Petco Foundation, visit and