We are thrilled to announce that our shelter veterinarian, Dr. Emily Bewley, has won $50,000 for the Kentucky Humane Society through Petco Foundation’s Holiday Wishes Campaign, for her video about how saving the life of a shelter puppy made her a better veterinarian!
The puppy, Lego, was born with a severe birth defect. Dr. Bewley knew that without corrective surgery he would die, and she was the one who had to fix him. See Dr. Bewley’s winning video and story
The Petco Store at 12695 Shelbyville Road will have a celebration honoring Dr. Bewley and Lego this Saturday, December 8, 11-11:30 a.m. You are welcome to stop by and celebrate!
All animal lovers can help make even more Holiday Wishes come true by voting for their favorite Holiday Wishes story at www.petcofoundation.org/holidaywishes. From now until December 19, 2018, the “People’s Choice Award” will allow the public to vote for their favorite winning story and give the top five organizations the chance to receive additional grant funding from $5,000 to $25,000. Results of “The People’s Choice Award” will be revealed before Christmas.
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 $230 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 5.5 million pets find their new loving families, and we’re just getting started. Visit petcofoundation.org to learn more about how you can get involved