Grant of $10,000 will expand efforts to save more animal lives in southern New Jersey

The Voorhees Animal Orphanage (VAO) of Voorhees, NJ announced it has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the Petco Foundation to help VAO support its mission of providing care to cats and dogs until they can be placed into loving homes.

The Petco Foundation investment will help fund critical items to ensure proper care of animals in the VAO’s care, including medical expenses, spay/neuter surgeries, vaccinations and cleaning materials. This will help prepare animals for adoption and help them find forever homes.

“As a nonprofit animal shelter, we rely heavily upon the generosity of our donors,” said David Gordon, President of VAO’s Board of Directors. “We are so grateful for the Petco Foundation’s investment which will help us save more animal lives.”

Voorhees Animal Orphanage is a nonprofit community animal shelter and adoption center dedicated to providing compassionate care to homeless cats and dogs until a permanent and loving home can be secured. Since its inception in 1988, the VAO has saved the lives of over 32,000 homeless cats and dogs – including over 1,800 in 2019.

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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 $260 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 6.5 million pets find their new loving families, and we’re just getting started.

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