Petco Foundation Invests in Lifesaving Work of Prairie Paws Animal Shelter - Prairie Paws


Mar 2, 2019 News Comments are off

Prairie Paws Animal Shelter in East Central Kansas announced it has been awarded a $15,000 grant from the Petco Foundation to support their Trap – Neuter- Release (TNR) Program. This grant will extend efforts to save more animal lives.


The Petco Foundation investment will help buy more supplies for the Trap – Neuter – Release (TNR) Program such as traps, food and medical supplies.


“Our TNR efforts had been limited by the amount of traps and supplies we had on hand. We are beyond grateful for this opportunity to invest in more traps and supplies for our TNR program so we can better manage the outdoor free-roaming cat populations through non-lethal means.” said Melissa Reed, Executive Director of Prairie Paws Animal Shelter.


Prairie Paws Animal Shelter is a private, no kill, 501 (c)(3), non-profit shelter, founded over 70 years ago by Beatrice Martin Peck. Prairie Paws Animal Shelter’s Mission Statement is to provide compassionate care and placement for animals in need. Currently their live release rate is at 98%.


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About the Petco Foundation

At the Petco Foundation, we believe that every animal deserves to live its best life.  Since 1999, we’ve invested more than $250 million in lifesaving animal welfare work to make that happen. With our more than 4,000 animal welfare partners, we inspire and 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. Through our Think Adoption First program, we partner with Petco stores and animal welfare organizations across the country to increase pet adoptions. So far, we’ve helped more than 5.5 million pets find their new loving families, and we’re just getting started. Visit to learn more about how you can get involved.