At far left, Petco store manager Ross Ginther presents representatives from the Olympic Peninsula Humane Society with a $10,000 grant from the Petco Foundation on July 15. Pictured are (second from left): development manager Jacquelene Petersen, volunteer Claire Cronin; executive director Luanne Hinkle, board president Donna Halsaver; office manager Justine Parr and Kitty City manager Michelle Gentry. Submitted photo

At far left, Petco store manager Ross Ginther presents representatives from the Olympic Peninsula Humane Society with a $10,000 grant from the Petco Foundation on July 15. Pictured are (second from left): development manager Jacquelene Petersen, volunteer Claire Cronin; executive director Luanne Hinkle, board president Donna Halsaver; office manager Justine Parr and Kitty City manager Michelle Gentry. Submitted photo

Milestone: Petco Foundation donates $10K to OPHS

  • Wednesday, July 22, 2020 1:30am
  • Life

The Olympic Peninsula Humane Society last week received a grant award of $10,000 from the Petco Foundation, helping the local nonprofit extend its ability to save animal lives in the community.

OPHS representatives received the funds in a presentation on July 15 at the Sequim Petco store.

With the grant funds from the Petco Foundation, OPHS has installed a generator to power the basic operations of the shelter. In addition, a 20-foot-by-30-foot commercial tent is being installed at the shelter to provide temporary housing for animals and emergency supply storage in case additional animals come to the shelter for care as a result of a fire, earthquake, tsunami or other disaster.

“This grant investment is part of the Petco Foundation’s recent distribution of more than $13 million to animal welfare

organizations nationwide,” foundation representatives said last week. In addition, the Petco Foundation distributed $1 million in emergency product and cash donations to partner organizations facing the challenges of the COVID-19 crisis.

For more information about Olympic Peninsula Humane Society, visit www.ophumanesociety.org. For more on the Petco Foundation, visit www.petcofoundation.org.

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