The Idaho Humane Society has received a $20,000 grant from the Petco Foundation to assist in caring for the more than 12,000 animals that come through the shelter’s doors each year and to support the nonprofit’s community programs.
Through its sponsorship of See Spot Walk – the Idaho Humane Society’s annual event that brings thousands of dogs to Julia Davis Park in Boise each year – the Petco Foundation is impacting the lives of pets and humans alike.
“When I am greeted by my dog there is this overwhelming happiness that comes over both of us, knowing that we share unconditional love for each other,” said See Spot Walk coordinator Lisa Jarussi-Smith. “This is the special connection that is celebrated at See Spot Walk, where people and their furry friends come together to share their bond with the community and fundraise to help animals that are less fortunate. We’re so grateful that the Petco Foundation is a part of it.”
The Idaho Humane Society is the largest and oldest animal welfare organization in the state. Funds raised through See Spot Walk provide shelter and medical care to abandoned, stray, sick and injured animals in addition to assisting with community spay and neuter services, humane education for children and more.
The Petco Foundation has invested more than $170 million in lifesaving animal welfare work since 1999. With more than 4,000 animal welfare partners, the foundation inspires and empowers communities by supporting adoption and medical care programs, spay and neuter services, pet cancer research, service and therapy animals and numerous other initiatives.