Kori Nelson Midlands Humane Society
Midlands Humane Society is set to receive a $25,000 grant from national nonprofit Petco Love at a special celebration at Council Bluffs Petco, 3271 Marketplace Drive, Tuesday, June 28 at 2 p.m. supporting their animal rescue work in the Council Bluffs/Pottawattamie County area.
Petco Love is a national, nonprofit organization leading change for pets by harnessing the power of love to connect, strengthen and improve the health of communities and pet families. Since its founding in 1999, Petco Love has invested $330 million in adoption and other rescue 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 6.5 million pets adopted and who matter.
“Our investment in the Midlands Humane Society is part of more than $15 million in investments recently announced by Petco Love to power local organizations across the country as part of our commitment to creating a future in which no animals are left. unnecessarily euthanized,” said Susanne Kogut, president of Petco Love. “Our local investments are just one part of our strategy to empower pet lovers to drive life-saving change alongside us. We recently celebrated the one-year anniversary of the launch of Petco Love Lost, a national database lost and found that uses pet facial recognition technology to make it easier to find lost pets.
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Nikki Cruickshank, Executive Director of MHS, says, “Helping people complete their families by adopting a cat, dog or other small animal is so rewarding. Petco Love shows its compassion and dedication to saving lives every time it donates funds to a shelter or rescue, helps lost animals find their way home through Petco Love Lost, or facilitates adoptions and rescue events. adoption in their stores.
Midlands Humane Society is a nonprofit organization serving Iowa’s largest county, Pottawattamie. We opened in 2015, replacing a small shelter built in the 1970s, which was run by the City’s Animal Control Department. Local residents have banded together with a desire to do better for stray and unwanted pets in the community. A non-profit organization was formed in 2006 and fundraising efforts began to create a humane society focused on saving lives, educating and helping our community in many ways. Last year alone, the Midlands Humane Society adopted more than 1,700 animals into new homes and reunited almost 400 lost pets with their owners. We have proudly shared our mission with groups and visitors of all ages at onsite and offsite events. We continue to help families in need by providing food and supplies through our food pantry. A working cat program has rescued over 200 unsocialized cats over the past two years by placing them in barns after being modified and vaccinated. The funds provided by Petco Love help us give the best care to special medical pet cases that come to our door. With treatment costs ranging from a few hundred dollars to $1,000 or more, Petco Love grant funds help ensure we have the capacity to treat animals in need.
MHS Pets of the Week are brought to you by Petco Love: Coco is a declawed 11-year-old domestic shorthair female cat who was surrendered to MHS in late May. This lap cat is a friendly girl who would love nothing more than to relax with you in the recliner while you share a good chat and maybe even some TV during the day. Blair is a 3-year-old, long-haired domestic worker who came to MHS as a wanderer. We don’t know much about Blair, but we think she would make a nice addition to your windowsill. This striking feline has a sweet temperament and a very unique appearance. Apollo is a 3 year old American Bulldog. He’s a big guy who just loves people! Her new family should be prepared for a ton of energy and have plenty of time for walks. Apollo is an extremely nice guy who needs someone to work with him on his basic training, but he should learn fast! she is an 11-year-old sterilized domestic worker who arrived at MHS in late May after her landlord checked into a nursing home. She is an independent and lovable cat who loves to snuggle up while she is brushed and pampered. She has lived with other cats before and seemed to enjoy the company. Stop by the MHS at 1020 Railroad Ave., Council Bluffs, Iowa on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Monday through Friday from noon to 6 p.m. We are closed on the third Wednesday of each month. You can see who is available for adoption through our website at www.midlandshumanesociety.org/adopt.