Petco Foundation Invests In Lifesaving Work of Flagler Humane Society

Grant of $15,000 will extend efforts to save more animal lives in Flagler County
PALM COAST, Fla. - Oct. 24, 2016 - PRLog -- Flagler Humane Society has been awarded a $15,000 grant from the Petco Foundation to support its mission of sheltering and nurturing animals and being a community resource and advocate for all animals.

Flagler Humane Society  is a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization that has decreased its number of animals euthanized by 78 percent since 2013 and maintained a 92% live release rate for 2016 serving Flagler County. Since 1980, Flagler Humane Society has cared for an average of 3,000 animals per year, offered low-cost spay and neuter surgery and has begun caring for even more pets and animal owners through its wellness clinics and preventative offerings.

The Petco Foundation investment helped to replace and build 24 new cages for two cat rooms at the Flagler Humane Society. The old cages were from when the building was first built in 2004 and had gone through several repairs through the years. The new cages were custom built by Masterpiece Cabinetry of Ormond Beach (

"The new cages are extremely easy to clean and are much larger and deeper.," said Lisa Mello, Flagler Humane Society Cattery Worker. "There is more room for the cats and kittens to play and they are extremely easy to work with."

"The investment by Petco will help us to better care for our cats," said Amy Carotenuto, Flagler Humane Society Executive Director. "Another great part of this is that we were able to give the old cages to a Palm Coast pet rescue organization."

For more information about Flagler Humane Society or the Petco Foundation, visit or

About Flagler Humane Society

Flagler Humane Society is a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization founded in 1980 with the mission of providing shelter and nourishment to lost and homeless animals and being a community resource and advocate for all animals.

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 $170 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 5 million pets find their new loving families, and we're just getting started. Visit to learn more about how you can get involved.

Jeffery Ritter
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