May 16, 2023
CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA – Today, Chesterfield County Animal Services (CCAS) announced a $20,000 grant investment from national nonprofit Petco Love to support their lifesaving work for animals in Chesterfield County.
Petco Love is a national nonprofit leading change for pets nationally by harnessing the power of love to make communities and pet families closer, stronger, and healthier. Since their 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 Chesterfield County Animal Services is part of more than $15 million 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 pet image technology to simplify the search for lost pets.”
“This grant will go a long way to improve our life-saving efforts for animals within Chesterfield County. We will now be able to provide even more advanced veterinary care including specialty and orthopedic surgeries,” said Carrie Jones, Animal Services Manager.
Chesterfield County Animal Services strives to serve, protect, and promote safety through the education of our community regarding responsible pet ownership and the enforcement of violations of law pertaining to animal welfare, in Chesterfield County, Virginia. CCAS cares for over 2,000 stray, unwanted, and injured/ill animals each year. The shelter has maintained an average animal save rate of 86 percent over the last 3 years. Animal Services Officers respond to an average of 8,600 calls for service each year and return hundreds of animals per year to their homes in the field before they enter the animal shelter!
For more information about CCAS, visit https://www.chesterfield.gov/439/Animal-Services. To learn more about Petco Love, visit petcolove.org.