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Petco Foundation Invests in Lifesaving Work of the Voorhees Animal Orphanage


Voorhees — The Voorhees Animal Orphanage (VAO) of Voorhees recently announced it has been awarded a $20,000 grant from the Petco Foundation to help VAO support its mission of providing care to cats and dogs until they can be placed into loving homes.

The Petco Foundation investment will help fund critical items to ensure proper care of animals in the VAO’s care, including medical expenses, spay/neuter surgeries, vaccinations and cleaning materials.

This will help prepare animals for adoption and help them find forever homes.

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“As a nonprofit animal shelter, we rely heavily upon the generosity of our donors,” said David Semless, President of VAO’s Board of Directors. “We are so grateful for the Petco Foundation’s investment which will help us save more animal lives.”

Voorhees Animal Orphanage is a nonprofit community animal shelter and adoption center dedicated to providing compassionate care to homeless cats and dogs until a permanent and loving home can be secured.

Since its inception in 1988, the VAO has saved the lives of over 30,000 homeless cats and dogs – including over 1,800 in 2018. For more information about the Voorhees Animal Orphanage, click here.

About the Voorhees Animal Orphanage:

Founded in 1988, the Voorhees Animal Orphanage (VAO) is a nonprofit community animal shelter and 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to providing shelter, food and medical care to stray and unwanted animals, until permanent and loving homes can be found.

VAO does not receive any local, state or federal funding. We rely on grants and generous contributions of individuals and corporations.

Currently, VAO serves 21 towns in southern New Jersey, 16 of which are in Camden County. VAO strives to meet a 90 percent live release rate (no-kill) and works with rescue partners across the country to rescue animals from overcrowded and high-kill shelters.

To learn more about VAO and its “Building for a Pawsitive Future” Capital Campaign,click here.

About the Petco Foundation

At the Petco Foundation, we believe that every animal deserves to live its best life. 

Since 1999, we’ve invested more than $250 million in lifesaving animal welfare work to make that happen.

With our more than 4,000 animal welfare partners, we inspire and empower communities to make a difference by investing in adoption and medical care programs, spay and neuter services, pet cancer research, service and therapy animals, and numerous other lifesaving initiatives.

Through our Think Adoption First program, we partner with Petco stores and animal welfare organizations across the country to increase pet adoptions.

So far, we’ve helped more than six million pets find their new loving families, and we’re just getting started.

For more on the Petco Foundation, click here and join the conversation on FacebookTwitter and Instagram by using the hashtag #PetcoFamily.

Visit petcofoundation.org to learn more about how you can get involved.

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Brooklawn Petco To Open February 22

 

The new Petco store in Brooklawn, N.J. officially opens for business on Monday, February 22 and the store’s official Grand Opening will take place during the weekend of February 27-28.

There will be a ribbon cutting, give-aways, demos, pet adoptions, and samples during the Grand Opening Weekend.

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The details of Petco’s Grand Opening:

Saturday, February 27:

8:55 am ribbon cutting
FREE $10 gift cards to first 100 Pals Rewards customers
Pet adoptions
Vendor demos/samples

Sunday, February 28:

FREE tote bags for the first 50 Pals Rewards customers
Pet adoptions
Vendor demos/samples

Petco also announced that there will be a Wellness Center Weekend on March 5 and 6.

Saturday, March 5:

10:00 am – 5:00 pm  FREE Vaccinations for the first 50 Customers Each Day on Wellness Weekend.

Offer good for a complete vaccination package for a dog or cat, one pet per household, including Heartworm or 4DX Test.
Food Demos/samples
Meet the Groomer/Dog Trainer

Sunday, March 6:

10:00 am – 5:00 pm FREE Vaccinations for the first 50 Customers Each Day on Wellness Weekend.

Offer good for a complete vaccination package for a dog or cat, one pet per household, including Heartworm or 4DX Test.
Food Demos/samples
Meet the Groomer/Dog Trainer

For information about Petco careers, click here.

About Petco:

Petco is a leading pet specialty retailer that focuses on nurturing powerful relationships between people and pets. In 2015, Petco celebrated 50 years of service to pet parents. Petco provides products, services, advice, and experiences that keep pets physically fit, mentally alert, socially engaged, and emotionally happy. Guided by their vision for “Healthier Pets. Happier People. Better World”, Petco employs more than 25,000 partners and operates more than 1,400 locations across the U.S., Mexico and Puerto Rico, including more than 120 Unleashed by Petco locations; 10 Pooch Hotel destinations; prescription services, and pet supplies.

In August, 2015, 42 Freeway was the first to write about Petco opening a store in Brooklawn in addition to all of the renovations that are taking place at the Brooklawn Shopping Center.