CPHS receives $15,000 grant from Petco

Courtesy photo Taking part in the presentation of a $15,000 grant from the Petco Foundation to the Central PA Humane Society are (from left): Sue Bryan, CPHS board secretary; Yelena Kharchevka, Petco district leader; Angie Capozzi, department leader; Becky Felton, CPHS outreach director; Lisa Boland, CPHS director; Scott Matthews, Petco Great Experience leader; Don Carney, store leader; and Cortney Steiner, CPHS board treasurer.

The Central PA Humane Society of Blair County been awarded a $15,000 grant from the Petco Foundation to help support medical expenses to aid the shelter’s animals.

Part of the Petco Foundation’s investment also supported the annual CPHS “Paws In the Park” Weekend Event on June 2 and 3.

The other part of the grant will go to help in the cost of the mandatory vaccinations needed for the 1,600 to 1,800 animals that go through the shelter’s doors each year.

The vaccines, as well as all the medication and medical care costs, total well over $100,000 yearly.

The Central PA Humane Society is a nonprofit organization whose vision is to meet 100 percent of the needs of the animals in Blair County through communication, compassion and conviction.

Since January 2015, the Central PA Humane Society has nurtured, medicated and found forever homes for more than 3,400 animals in Blair County.

The Petco Foundation investment will help to provide life-saving care for pets awaiting adoptions.

Funds will be used for the routine vaccinations required to keep the animals that come through the shelter’s doors healthy, as well as care for animals specialized medical needs.

“We are thrilled to receive this grant and we can’t thank the Petco Foundation enough for the positive effects it will have on our shelter and community. We appreciate the support they have extended to us and our furry friends!” said Lisa Boland, director of CPHS.

For more information about CPHS or the Petco Foundation, visit www

.centralpahumane.org or www.petcofoundation.org.