Humane Society receives grant
A $10,000 grant from Petco Love will help Oneida County Humane Society (OCHS) continue to provide shelter, care and adoption of animals.
“OCHS is thrilled to partner with Petco Love to help save pets lives and values their continued support. This grant will go far in our efforts to get more animals adopted and bring awareness to our organization” said OCHS board member Sue Otis.
Otis noted that due to COVID-19, OCHS was unable to host its annual Furball Fundraiser, so this grant will help replace the lost revenue.
Petco Love is a nonprofit organization that works to harness “the power of love” to make communities and pet families stronger and healthier.
“Today Petco Love announces an investment in OCHS and hundreds of other organizations 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 one component. This month, we also launched the first of our national tools to empower all animal lovers to drive lifesaving change right alongside us.”
Since 2012, OCHS has helped thousands of animals. It annually achieves a live release rate between 95-98%. The live release rate is the percentage of animals that leave the facility through adoption, return to owner or transfers to other shelters. For more information about OCHS, visit ochspets.org.