Granville County Animal Control has been awarded a grant from the newly-named Petco Love organization that will aid in a continuation of their work to trap, neuter and release (T/N/R) feral cats.
Petco Love is a nonprofit leading change for pets nationally by making communities and pet families closer, stronger, and healthier. Since their founding in 1999 as the Petco Foundation, Petco Love has contributed more than $300 million towards pet adoptions and other lifesaving efforts. In addition, they have helped find loving homes for more than 6.5 million pets in partnership with Petco and with more than 4,000 organizations nationwide.
“Today Petco Love announces an investment in Granville County Animal Control 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 will also launch the first of our national tools to empower all animal lovers to drive lifesaving change right alongside us.”
The $6,000 investment from Petco Love will enable Animal Control Officers to add 90 to 100 feral cats to the T/N/R program. In 2020, the T/N/R program helped save the lives of 411 cats and was a significant factor in the low euthanasia rate reported by the Granville County Animal Shelter.
“The growing feral cat population is one that we have been addressing over a period of time,” said Matt Katz, Granville County Animal Management Director. “The T/N/R program is steadily making an impact, and in a humane way. This funding will allow us to continue our work to safely keep our numbers in check while keeping our euthanasia rate low.”
Offices of Granville County Animal Control are located at the Granville County Animal Shelter, 515 New Commerce Drive in Oxford. For more information about the T/N/R program or other services provided, please call 919-693-6749. To learn more about Petco Love, visit petcolove.org.
To visit the website pages of the Granville County Animal Shelter, please click here.