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Summit County Sheriff's Office

Posted on: July 6, 2022

Summit County Animal Control and Shelter Receives $2,000 Grant From Petco Love

Summit County Animal Control and Shelter (SCAC) received a $2,000 grant from Petco Love to support its lifesaving work for animals in Summit County.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAC Petco Love Grant 2022

 Date:  July 6, 2022

Contact: Christine Duplan

(970) 423-8901

Christine.Duplan@SummitCountyCO.Gov

 

SUMMIT COUNTY ANIMAL CONTROL AND SHELTER RECEIVES $2,000 GRANT FROM PETCO LOVE
 

                SUMMIT COUNTY, CO – On Thursday, June 23, 2022, Summit County Animal Control and Shelter (SCAC) received a $2,000 grant from Petco Love to support its lifesaving work for animals in Summit County. 

 The Petco Love investment will allow SCAC to provide necessary medical procedures to pets so that they are more adoptable. It will also permit the shelter to expand its ability to save animal lives by covering the medical treatments of animals that are transferred in from other overburdened shelters in Colorado, Texas, New Mexico, and Kansas. Since all of the veterinary treatments provided to the shelter animals are paid for by donations and grants, the Petco Love grant will allow SCAC to meet the community demand for loving adoptable pets.   

Animal Control Director Lesley Hall stated, “We are thrilled to partner with Petco Love! With this financial support, we can medically treat many animals and get them ready for their new homes. We also greatly value the support of our local Dillon, CO Petco store. They are a great help in placing small mammals, birds, reptiles, and cats into new homes. ” 

 Summit County is a pet loving community and has a strong market for adoptable pets. To learn more, visit summitcountyco.gov/animalcontrol. For more on Petco Love, visit www.petcolove.org.

About Summit County Animal Control

Summit County Animal Control and Shelter is a division of the Summit County Sheriff’s Office.  We provide animal control services for unincorporated Summit County and animal sheltering for all of Summit County to include the towns of Blue River, Breckenridge, Dillon, Frisco, and Silverthorne.   The shelter is an open admission facility meaning we accept all stray or relinquished animals from within Summit County regardless of health or behavior condition.  We also accept relinquished animals and transfers from surrounding areas.   The principal programs of the Animal Control Division are as follows:

  • Pet animal control and licensing regulation enforcement
  • Sheltering program for stray or unwanted pets
  • Pet adoption program with animal behavioral assessment, temperament testing and modification through training for eligible adoptable pets
  • Humane education program for grades K-12
  • Volunteer program for improving adoptability of shelter pets through extensive animal care and handling
  • Pet sterilization and animal health care program for adoptable shelter pets

About Petco Love

Petco Love is a life-changing nonprofit organization that makes communities and pet families closer, stronger, and healthier. Since our founding in 1999 as the Petco Foundation, we’ve empowered animal welfare organizations by investing $330 million in adoption and other lifesaving efforts. We’ve helped find loving homes for more than 6.5 million pets in partnership with Petco and organizations nationwide. 

Our love for pets drives us to lead with innovation, creating tools animal lovers need to reunite lost pets, and lead with passion, inspiring and mobilizing communities and our more than 4,000 animal welfare partners to drive lifesaving change alongside us.  Join us. Visit petcolove.org or follow on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn to be part of the lifesaving work we lead every day.

 

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