AARF gets grant from Petco Love

Apr. 19—ASHLAND — Ashland Animal Rescue Fund will receive a $5,000 grant investment from national nonprofit Petco Love in support of its lifesaving work for animals in Boyd County.

Petco Love, a national nonprofit leading change for pets, has invested $375 million in animal rescue since its founding in 1999. It has helped get 6.75 million pets adopted from shelters like AARF across the country, Susanne Kogut, president of Petco Love, said.

"Our investment in Ashland Animal Rescue Fund 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," Kogut said. "Our local investments are only part of our strategy to empower animal lovers to drive lifesaving change right alongside us. We launched Petco Love Lost, a national lost and found database that uses patented image-recognition technology to simplify the search for lost pets."

Cathy Queen, executive director of AARF, was pleased with the contribution.

"We are grateful for such an amazing partnership. This lifesaving investment from Petco Love allows our rescue to increase our support for the care of our animals. This is our top priority and stands greatly appreciated to help aid improving the daily needs we encounter," Queen said.

AARF is a nonprofit organization that saves at risk pets from surrounding shelters and owner surrenders serving the Tri-State. Since 2009, Ashland Animal Rescue Fund has rescued and placed thousands of pets in loving homes.

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