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Exciting Holiday Wishes Grant Campaign News!

boAs you may know, in October the Petco Foundation joined Ellen DeGeneres and her natural pet food company, Halo, Purely for Pets, to announce a new Holiday Wishes Grant Campaign, where animal welfare organizations would compete to receive grants totaling $250,000.   Organizations were asked to submit success stories exemplifying the lifesaving work of their organizations for a chance to win a $100,000 grant award. With the competition closed, we can report that the response from animal welfare organizations was overwhelming.  We received 4,500 grant applications.  The incredible work being done around the country to save animals is truly inspiring.  We want to thank everyone for taking time to tell us your stories; you all are amazing! One thing became clear in our review -- our original total grant amount of $250,000 was simply not enough. charlieTherefore, we have DOUBLED the total grant award amount to $500,000.  The winner will still receive a $100,000 award and total grants will be awarded in the following amounts:
Grand winner $100,000
Two second tier winners $50,000 each
Five third tier winners $25,000 each
Ten fourth tier winners $10,000 each
Fifteen fifth tier winners $5,000 each
So many animals have had their Holiday Wishes come true because of our animal welfare partners. We are excited to make some Holiday Wishes come true for the winning organizations. Winners will be announced over the next couple of weeks, so stay tuned and good luck to everyone! spunkyBrewster
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    Awesome!

  • guatemala united for animals

    As one of the 4,500 entries we realize that only so many organizations can win. But we also realize that we have already won, so to speak … the grand award money will help so many animals through people who are as committed as we are to the well being of every creature that crosses our paths … where ever they are. Thank you so very much Ellen DeGeneres and the Petco Foundation.

  • All Vegas Horses

    So well said Guat…we simply appreciate the opportunity and the visibility that helps people everywhere understand what rescue is, how even just a little means alot, and that every animal is worth the effort.

  • Tonya

    Thank you, thank you, thank you to Ellen and Petco. You rock!

  • Jacinda

    This is great news! But we are starting to get antsy… when will the winners be announced?

  • M clouse

    I think MORE good would have been done for MORE abused/homeless animals if MORE rescue groups were winners of smaller amounts of grants instead of just a select few winning such large amounts!