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National nonprofit Petco Love, in partnership with BOBS from Skechers, invited adopters to share how their pet has changed their life to give the organization they adopted from a chance to receive a lifesaving grant in the Petco Love Stories campaign. Emily MacLaury’s story was selected as one of 100 national winners from thousands of submissions to help Lake Humane Society earn a grant from Petco Love.
In a special celebration, Petco Love will surprise Sweet Paws Rescue, Inc. with a grant award ranging from $1,000 to $100,000. The adopter will also receive BOBS from Skechers shoes and a Petco shopping spree to spoil their beloved pet.
“These powerful Love Stories reflect the importance of pets in our lives. Whether the best or worst of times, the love of pets can change everything,” said Petco Love President, Susanne Kogut. "Reading these touching tales strengthens our resolve to create a world where every shelter pet finds a loving family, and no pet is unnecessarily euthanized. This year, we are proud to award more than $1 million to further empower lifesaving organizations, like Sweet Paws Rescue, Inc., that work tirelessly to save pet lives.”
“Petco Love’s grant can be truly game changing for Sweet Paws Rescue as a grassroots volunteer organization; for every pet adopted, a person or family experiences the love and type of bond that creates a positive ripple effect across communities, something we all need these days” said Cynthia Sweet, Founder of Sweet Paws Rescue, Inc. “It is because of the incredible support and generosity of Petco that allows us to change lives forever while also fulfilling our pledge to save people one dog & cat at a time.”
Winning Story Background: Emily’s son, Graham, was diagnosed with a brain tumor when he was just 10 years old. Though comforted by the therapy dogs in the hospital, Graham wished for a puppy of his own—and his wish was answered in Phoebe.