Rescued Pets Movement (RPM), the largest homeless animal rehabilitation and transport 501(c)(3) nonprofit in the United States, is receiving a $95,000 grant investment from national nonprofit Petco Love during a special celebration at Greater Heights Petco at 901 North Shepherd Drive in Houston, TX today, Tuesday, July 12, 2022.
This is in support of the nonprofit’s lifesaving work for the rescue, rehabilitation and transport of homeless animals from shelters and rescues in the Greater Houston Metropolitan area to forever homes in communities throughout the United States that have a demand for adoptable pets.
Petco Love is a national nonprofit leading change for pets by harnessing the power of love to make communities and pet families closer, stronger and healthier. Since its founding in 1999, Petco Love has invested $330 million in adoption and other lifesaving efforts. And Petco Love helps find loving homes for pets in partnership with Petco and more than 4,000 organizations across North America, with 6.5 million pets adopted and counting.
“Our investment in Rescued Pets Movement 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 create a future in which no pet is unnecessarily euthanized,” said Susanne Kogut, President of Petco Love. “Our local investments are only part of our strategy to empower animal lovers to drive lifesaving change right alongside us. We recently celebrated the one-year launch anniversary of Petco Love Lost, a national lost and found database that uses pet facial recognition technology to simplify the search for lost pets.”
“We are thrilled to receive this substantial, lifesaving investment from Petco Love!” said Cindy Perini, President of Rescued Pets Movement. “It is truly an honor to partner with Petco Love—the funds from our grant will help us save the lives of more than 1,000 homeless animals from 30 smaller shelters and rescue groups across the Greater Houston Metropolitan area. Petco Love’s past grants to us have had a profoundly positive impact on the homeless animal overpopulation problem in the Greater Houston Metropolitan area, including at many smaller and rural shelters in our area that were once forgotten and had very few options to save the pets that entered these shelters. By working together, Petco Love and RPM are part of the solution of saving thousands of homeless animals each year from the Greater Houston Metropolitan area that would likely be euthanized. Since 2013, with the help of the incredible investments from Petco Love, RPM has saved the lives of more than 71,000 homeless animals. We encourage everyone to shop at Petco for all their pet needs and donate to Petco Love at checkout, which make grants to RPM possible — donations raised in Petco stores (averaging around $2 per person) have an incredible impact on animals across the US and your community.”
Rescued Pets Movement is a 501(c)(3), nonprofit organization that provides a second chance for thousands of homeless dogs and cats each year through rescue, rehabilitation and transport to forever homes in communities throughout the United States that have a demand for adoptable pets. By matching the simple concept of oversupply of homeless animals in the Houston area with the very high demand for adoptable homeless animals in other states, RPM can maximize the number of animals saved, many that would likely be euthanized if not for RPM. For example, in 2021, RPM saved 7,760 homeless dogs and cats (and one pig) from the City of Houston Animal Shelter (BARC) —more than 57 percent of those animals were listed as unadoptable due to a medical conditions or behavior issues, which make up the greatest percentage of animals euthanized. In 2021, RPM accounted for 71 percent of the total rescue transfers at BARC.
For more information about Rescued Pets Movement, visit RescuedPetsMovement.org.
Learn more about Petco Love here: petcolove.org