Petco to match $25K in donations to LA Animal Services until June 30

Los Angeles Animal Services announced Tuesday that the Petco Foundation will match up to $25,000 in donations it receives through June 30 to help care for animals at the shelters.   

Brenda Barnette, LAAS general manager, said donations made to the Animal Welfare Trust Fund, which is managed by the Animal Services Department, are tax-deductible and will immediately be used to help animals in their care.  

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The funding is part of the Petco Foundation's "Pledge to Save Pet Lives" program taking place during the COVID-19 pandemic by distributing products and cash donations to animal service centers nationwide.  

"Animal welfare organizations are facing the business impacts of COVID-19 just like many other businesses during this crisis.

But when your business is saving animal lives, the consequences of business failure are devastating," Petco Foundation President Susanne Kogut said.   

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