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Posted on: May 21, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Petco Invests in COSM Animal Shelter During COVID-19

SM Regional Animal Shelter front of building

The San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter announced it has been awarded a $2,500 grant from the Petco Foundation to support its lifesaving efforts during the COVID-19 crisis.

“We are thrilled to accept this award and put it to good use continuing to offer a safe and compassionate space for local animals during this crisis,” said Animal Services Manager Jeanne Saadi.

The Petco Foundation investment will be used to supply pet owners with resources in an attempt to meet the community’s immediate needs to help keep pets at home in spite of personal or financial hardships.

This grant is part of the Petco Foundation’s Pledge to Save Pet Lives during this COVID-19 crisis by distributing $1M in product and cash donations and putting out a national call to implore animal lovers to take action now to help save animal lives. This commitment follows the Petco Foundation’s recent distribution of more than $13M to animal welfare organizations nationwide. 

“Animal welfare organizations are facing the business impacts of COVID-19, just like many other businesses during this crisis. But when your business is saving animal lives, the consequences of a business failure are devastating,” said Petco Foundation President, Susanne Kogut. “At the Petco Foundation, we will support our partner’s most critical needs during this time and help mobilize the public to take action to help save animal lives. We hope this matching grant support will help the San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter do just that.”

For more information about the shelter’s important and lifesaving efforts in Hays County, visit the San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter website. For media inquiries, contact


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