Giving the present of a better future to dogs and cats in need, the Petco Foundation (in partnership with Petco) will be giving Santa a helping hand during the festive season by delivering a total of $765,000 in grant awards to various animal welfare organizations through its fifth annual Holiday Wishes campaign.
The rescues and shelters won the honor thanks to pet parents from coast to coast who nominated organizations which united them with their furry family members. Thousands of adopters wrote in with inspirational accounts of how their adopted dog or cat companion has enriched their lives, with 52 entrants receiving a Petco gift card for up to $1,000. The selected stories are now finalists in the Holiday Wishes campaign, which offers one $100,000 grand prize as well as awards ranging from $5,000 to $50,000 to support the organizations highlighted by the winning entrants.
Vote For People’s Choice Award Winner
From now through December 20, fans of Fidos and felines are invited to visit petcofoundation.org/holidaywishes, read each of the true tales, which range from rib-tickling to heart-touching, and vote on their favorite to win the “People’s Choice Award.” Five organizations will prosper from the most votes received with additional funding of $5,000 to $25,000 to aid the rescue’s ongoing efforts. The results of this honor will be unveiled prior to Christmas.
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