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Angel Ridge Animal Rescue to Receive Grant from National Organization | Local News

Angel Ridge Animal Rescue will receive a $3,500 grant from Petco Love at a ceremony on June 28, and the public is invited.

Shortly before 11 a.m. on June 28, Angel Ridge employees and volunteers and representatives of Petco Love (formerly Petco Foundation) will meet at the Washington Petco at 70 Trinity Point Drive. Petco Love will present the $3,500 grant to Angel Ridge Animal Rescue for the rescue’s rescue work in western Pennsylvania.

“Our investment in Angel Ridge Animal Rescue is part of more than $15 million in investments recently announced by Petco Love to power local organizations across the country as part of our commitment to creating a future where no pets is unnecessarily euthanized,” Susanne Kogut, president of Petco Love, said in a press release.

“Our local investments are just one part of our strategy to empower pet lovers to drive life-saving change alongside us. We recently celebrated the one-year anniversary of the launch of Petco Love Lost, a national database lost and found that uses pet facial recognition technology to make it easier to find lost pets.

Since 1999, Petco Love has worked to build stronger, healthier communities and pet families through investments of $330 million in animal adoption and rescue efforts. The nonprofit, in partnership with Petco, helps more than 4,000 organizations, including Angel Ridge, place animals into loving homes. To date, Petco Love and its partners have helped over 6.5 million pets find their furry homes.

Angel Ridge was founded the same year as Petco Love and is funded primarily by private donations. The animal sanctuary houses abused, abandoned and elderly dogs, cats and horses on 50 acres nestled in Washington. Petco’s grant will allow Angel Ridge to continue its work of rescuing animals in need in Pennsylvania and beyond.