ATLANTA – On Nov. 6 the Petco Foundation honored Furkids Animal Rescue and Shelters with a national $36,200 grant award. Atlanta-based Furkids is one of the most successful nonprofit animal rescue and shelter organizations in the southeast, operating the largest cage-free, no-kill shelter for homeless cats in Georgia and a state-of-the-art, no-kill shelter for dogs. Furkids earned the Petco Foundation award by completing more pet adoptions than any other single organization in the country participating in the Petco Foundation’s nationwide adoption event. The Petco Foundation coordinated the adoption event on Oct. 3-4 to celebrate Petco’s 50th anniversary. In just two days, Furkids placed 151 pets into forever homes in metro Atlanta. Across the country, nearly 14,000 pets found homes during the adoption event, which showcased pets available for adoption from local animal welfare organizations at Petco and Unleashed by Petco stores.
The Petco Foundation, furthering its commitment to adoption programs in the community, awarded between $50 and $100 grants per adoption for participating organizations that achieved five or more adoptions during its adoption weekend. As the best in the nation, Furkids received an additional Adoption Champion grant award of $20,000, plus an adoption bonus, for a total of $36,200. “In addition to receiving support from the Petco Foundation, Furkids operates the adoption centers at six Petco retail locations in metro Atlanta,” said Susanne Kogut, executive director, Petco Foundation. “We are so very pleased and excited to congratulate Furkids on achieving the most adoptions for any single organization in the country during our recent 50 anniversary adoption event weekend. The efforts of your team were truly inspirational and we at the Petco Foundation are very honored to be partners with you in finding homes.”