Thursday, December 27, 2012

Pet Project for Pets Awarded Extraordinary Gift from Petco Foundation

Via PRLog - The Pet Project for Pets recently announced that they were selected by the Petco Foundation to receive an "Extraordinary Gift" grant of $55,000. This grant is awarded to an organization for capital projects that exemplify the mission of the Petco Foundation to raise the quality of life for pets and people who love and need them.

The Pet Project for Pets is a South Florida non-profit organization that helps individuals who suffer from a life-threatening or disabling condition and the elderly to maintain and care for their animal companions. They do this by operating two monthly pet food banks where they distribute pet food or provide delivery for clients with limited mobility.

Founded in 2002, the Pet Project is proudly celebrating 10 years of serving the residents of South Florida. In that time, the Pet Project has helped hundreds of clients and over a thousand animals to live a better life.

The Pet Project will use the $55,000 to purchase a medium-sized box truck that will help the organization with delivery of pet food for its Miami food bank, purchasing pet food, support community outreach programs, and strengthening their local presence. The new box truck will also enable the organization to pick up donations and make deliveries from their soon-to-reopen thrift store.

The organization was presented with the grant check at a special ceremony held on December 20 at the Petco store in Oakland Park, Fla.

 “This grant would not have been possible without the support and endorsement of Petco General Manager Rick Fustin” said Sue Martino, Executive Director for the Pet Project. “The Pet Project is fortunate to have a long-standing relationship with both the Petco store and Mr. Fustin”, added Martino.

The truck is scheduled to be delivered around the end January 2013, and a ribbon cutting ceremony will be scheduled at that time.

The Pet Project for Pets is a registered 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to do what needs to be done to keep the human/animal bond intact for people living with life-threatening or terminal illness, through pet care services and education. For additional information, visit PetProjectForPets.org

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