The SPCA of Martinsville and Henry County was surprised with a $5,000 grant award from Petco Love this holiday season, all thanks to a story submitted by Angela Blazer in the Petco Love Stories campaign.
Angela’s heartwarming story of how her adopted dog changed her life was selected as one of 100 Love Stories winners from across the country this year.
Small Dog Makes a Big Impact on his Community: When Angela was a caregiver for an elderly veteran in need of companionship, she helped connect him with Precious, a sweet fluffy dog who seemed to love helping others. Precious and Angela then became a certified therapy team, bringing their special breed of care and compassion wherever they go. Read full story.
“These powerful Love Stories reflect the importance of pets in our lives. Whether the best or worst of times, the love of pets can change everything,” said Petco Love President, Susanne Kogut. “Reading these touching tales strengthens our resolve to create a world where every shelter pet finds a loving family, and no pet is unnecessarily euthanized. This year, we are proud to award more than $1 million to further empower lifesaving organizations, like the SPCA of Martinsville and Henry County, that work tirelessly to save pet lives.”
Since 2013, more than 20,000 adopters have shared how their pets have changed their lives in the annual campaign, with Petco Love granting nearly $7 million to the hardworking animal welfare organizations making these adoption matches possible. For more, visit petcolove.org/lovestories.