Petco Love, a national nonprofit, invests in the McKamey Animal Center to save and improve the lives of pets in Chattanooga

McKamey Animal Center received a $55,000 grant from national nonprofit Petco Love during a celebration at Hixson Petco, 5756 TN-153 Suite 100 in Hixson on Tuesday at 2 p.m. to support their rescue work for animals in southeast Tennessee.

The officials said: “Petco Love is a national non-profit change for pets harnessing the power of love to connect, strengthen and improve the health of communities and pet families. Since its founding in 1999, Petco Love invested $330 million in adoption and other rescues And Petco Love helps find loving homes for pets in partnership with Petco and more than 4,000 organizations – like ours – across North America, with 6.5 million pets adopted and counting.

“Our investment in McKamey Animal Center 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 are allowed. is unnecessarily euthanized,” said Susanne Kogut, president of Petco Love. “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.

“We are so grateful for this investment in the vital work that MAC does every day,” said Lauren Mann, MAC’s Director of Advancement. “The generous grant from Petco Love will continue to provide funds and resources for the homeless, neglected and unwanted animals in MAC’s care.”

Benjamin M. Yerger