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Petco grant funds lifesaving transports at GMHS

In March 2020, Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society received a $7,500 lifesaving investment grant from the Petco Foundation to support the shelter’s Highway to Home program. Since 1999, the foundation has invested more than $260 million in lifesaving animal welfare work to help every animal live its best life, and GMHS is grateful to be counted among the foundation’s more than 4,000 animal welfare partners.

This grant award helped offset the costs associated with veterinary care and transportation of homeless pets from GMHS to adoption-guaranteed partners located throughout the northeast and mid-Atlantic regions, with a high demand for adoptable pets and a low homeless pet population.

Highway to Home is an integral part of GMHS’ lifesaving roadmap. Since 2015, the program has transferred more than 2,700 homeless pets to adoption-guaranteed partners. Between March and June 2020, the grant and support of GMHS donors, volunteers and staff made possible lifesaving transports for 112 pe...

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