Contact: Cheryl Martinez, PAAC, (361) 248-2009,
Crystal Bugary, Petco Love,

National Nonprofit Petco Love Invests in People Assisting Animal Control to Help
Increase Access to Veterinary Care for Pets in Corpus Christi, Texas
Corpus Christi, TX (December 08, 2023)– PAAC is set to receive a $10,000 grant investment from national nonprofit Petco Love in support of their lifesaving work for animals in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Petco Love is a national nonprofit leading change for pets by harnessing the power of love to make communities and pet families closer, stronger, and healthier. Since its founding in 1999, Petco Love has invested $375 million in adoption and other lifesaving efforts. And Petco Love helps find loving homes for pets in partnership with Petco and more than 4,000 organizations — like ours — across North America, with 6.75 million pets adopted and counting. 
The investment in PAAC is part of $1.5M in grants recently announced by Petco Love for more than 100 spay/neuter clinics and other low-cost veterinary care providers to help increase access to veterinary care for pets in their communities. The lifesaving investments are also being granted to reduce economic euthanasia, and the surrender of pets to shelters when families are not able to afford needed veterinary treatment. 
“Petco Love knows pets are family and we strive to take care of them the best we can, though the reality is not everyone has equal access to veterinary care as many pet parents face difficult financial times,” said Susanne Kogut, President of Petco Love. “That’s why we are proud to support our partner animal welfare organizations in providing helpful services in their communities, so we can keep pets and their families together.”
“We help so many people who do not have the resources for veterinary care for their pets. By providing them assistance, we can keep the pet(s) and their pet parents together and keep pets out of shelters,” said Cheryl Martinez, PAAC President.

As part of Petco Love’s mission to make pet families healthier and increase access to veterinary care, through its Vaccinated and Loved campaign, Petco Love reached its goal of distributing two million free pet vaccines for family pets in November 2023, and commits to an additional one million free pet vaccines! The campaign was launched in August 2021, encouraging Petco Love animal welfare partners to host free vaccine clinics. Vaccinated and Lovedmarked its first significant milestone in September 2022, when Petco Love reached its one-millionth free pet vaccine distribution for family pets and committed to another one million free pet vaccines. 
PAAC is a nonprofit organization that strives to keep people and their pets together and keep pets out of shelters. Since 2010, PAAC has provided access to care to thousands of pet parents and has provided multiple services to their pets. For more information about PAAC, visit Learn more about Petco Love here:
About PAAC
PAAC offers affordable and subsidized pet sterilization programs; Low-cost vaccinations and preventative veterinary care; Community outreach, basic pet supplies, pet food, and education on animal care. We pride ourselves on our careful distribution of funding to make sure we are able to help the most animals possible. P.A.A.C. is comprised of a full board of directors and officers including president, vice president, treasurer, and secretary. The majority of our members are business owners who are highly invested in the Corpus Christi community and welfare of our city.
About Petco Love
Petco Love is a life-changing nonprofit organization that makes communities and pet families closer, stronger, and healthier. Since our founding in 1999 as the Petco Foundation, we’ve empowered animal welfare organizations by investing $375 million in adoption and other lifesaving efforts. We’ve helped find loving homes for more than 6.75 million pets in partnership with Petco and organizations nationwide. Our love for pets drives us to lead with innovation, creating tools animal lovers need to reunite lost pets, and lead with passion, inspiring and mobilizing communities and our more than 4,000 animal welfare partners to drive lifesaving change alongside us.  Join us. Visit or follow on FacebookInstagramX, and LinkedIn to be part of the lifesaving work we lead every day.

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