Petco Love invests $5k in Tama County Humane Society

Grant will help fund outdoors enclosed patio for shelter cats

Tama County Humane Society staff and volunteers paused during a busy day at the shelter for a photo with some of the cutest puppies in the tri-county area. Pictured are, from left, Krystal Meggers, Kayla Kerkove, Abbie Johnson and David Kasal. – Photo by Darvin Graham

The Tama County Humane Society is set to receive a $5,000 grant investment from national nonprofit Petco Love during a special celebration at the Coralville Petco (2515 Corridor Way #3) on July 28 at 11:00 a.m. in support of their life-saving work for animals in Iowa.

Petco Love is a national nonprofit leading change for pets by harnessing the power of love to make communities and pet families closer, stronger, and healthier. Since its founding in 1999, Petco Love has invested $330 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 6.5 million pets adopted and counting.

“Our investment in the Tama County Humane Society is part of more than $15M 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 celebrated the one-year launch anniversary of Petco Love Lost, a national lost and found database that uses pet facial recognition technology to simplify the search for lost pets.”

“We are so grateful to have received this grant from Petco Love. We will use the grant to build an outdoor enclosed patio for our shelter’s cats. We are excited to get this project underway with Petco Love’s support,” said Laurie Schultz, president of the Tama County Humane Society.

The Tama County Humane Society is a nonprofit organization that operates a no-kill animal shelter in Tama that cares for stray, abandoned and surrendered animals in the community. Since 2009, they have helped over 3,000 animals in need.