VBSPCA Receives $10,000 Grant from Petco Love

The Virginia Beach SPCA (VBSPCA) is set to receive a $10,000 grant investment from national nonprofit Petco Love in support of their lifesaving work for animals in Hampton Roads.

Petco Love is a national nonprofit leading change for pets by harnessing the power of love to make communities and pet families closer, stronger, and healthier. Since its founding in 1999, Petco Love has invested $380 million in adoption and other lifesaving efforts. 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 6.8 million pets adopted and counting. 

“Our investment in the Virginia Beach SPCA is part of more than $15M 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,” said Susanne Kogut, president of Petco Love. “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.”

“Every year the Virginia Beach SPCA spends more than $400,000 to provide medical care for the pets who enter our shelter,” said Derby Brackett, CEO of the Virginia Beach SPCA. “Petco Love’s lifesaving investment will help adoptable pets get necessary medical care so they can enter their new homes healthy and pain-free.”

This $10,000 grant will be directed to the VBSPCA’s Miracle Medical Fund.