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Posted on: July 7, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Animal Services receives Petco Foundation Grant for medical treatment program

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Orange County Animal Services (OCAS) is proud to announce that they have received a grant from the Petco Foundation to fund its Medical Treatment Program for animals housed at the shelter.

The grant amount received from the Petco Foundation is $20,000. This grant will be used for medications, medical supplies, and some off-site veterinary services and procedures that are not currently available to animals housed at OCAS. The grant funds will target three different areas in the medical treatment program: canine heartworm treatment, feline ringworm treatment, and special surgeries and procedures for all animals.

The Medical Treatment Program has been a major lifesaving effort at Orange County Animal Services. Without the help of this program, these animals previously were deemed unadoptable. As a result of this effort, OCAS has redefined what it means to be an adoptable animal at their facility, a very welcomed and ongoing step in progressive sheltering practices.

The Petco Foundation supports animal rescue organizations nationwide and seeks to help local organizations improve their communities and save animal lives. As one of the largest funders of animal welfare organizations in the country, they invest in organizations that strive to achieve their mission and make a significant, lifesaving impact. Since 1999, the Petco Foundation has invested more than $280 million in lifesaving animal welfare work. They strive to empower communities to make a difference by investing in adoption and medical care programs, spay and neuter services, pet cancer research, service and therapy animals, and numerous other lifesaving initiatives. Visit www.petcofoundation.org to learn more about how you can get involved.

 For more information about OCAS, please visit https://www.orangecountync.gov/155/Animal-Services.

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