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Woods Humane Society receives $20k Petco grant

Posted at 2:43 PM, Jul 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-15 17:43:32-04

Woods Humane Society was recently awarded a $20,000 grant from the Petco Foundation to bolster its growing adoption program.

The grant will fund necessary procedures to prepare displaced dogs and cats for adoption, including spay and neuter surgeries, microchip insertion and veterinary care.

Throughout recent years, the San Luis Obispo shelter has seen an increase in the number of adoptions, with the past year tallying more than 3,000 saved dogs and cats.

“This incredibly generous support from the Petco Foundation will have a very positive impact on the veterinary care and welfare of companion animals in our community. Petco’s clear commitment to improving and saving the lives of animals is greatly appreciated,” Woods Executive Director Neil Trent said in a press release.

Since 2003, the Petco Foundation, an independent nonprofit organization, has donated $65,000 to Woods Humane Society.

“Thanks to the support of Petco Foundation, our shelter’s medical team is able to leverage our resources and expand our medical options as we prepare homeless Central Coast animals for adoption,” said Dr. Leslie Sklena, the shelter’s director of veterinary medicine.

Woods Humane Society has served the homeless animals of San Luis Obispo County since it was founded in 1955. The welfare organization gives more than 3,000 dogs and cats a home each year.

Since 1999, the Petco Foundation has contributed over $250 million toward its network of 4,000 animal welfare partners. Beyond its efforts to financially support adoption and medical care programs in the U.S., the organization also invests in spay and neuter services, pet cancer research, service and therapy animals and more.

Woods also has a location in Atascadero.