Monday, February 1, 2016

Together, let's make 2016 the best year ever!

Petco Foundation

Petco Foundation
It's that time. You know, that time when, either publicly or privately, we enumerate a laundry list of things we will change this year? The proverbial New Year resolutions.

At the Petco Foundation, we are big believers that when you resolve to accomplish anything you must set goals – big, hairy, audacious goals. In 2016 we have set one big goal, and we need your help.

We resolve, throughout 2016, to do everything we can to create a lifesaving nation in 2016. For us, that means we must share information, make wise investments and bring people together to achieve this important goal. Because lifesaving communities are created when people come together to save animals.

No excuses, just solutions.

We should start by asking ourselves why, in the United States, we haven't achieved this goal already. In this country, we euthanize about three million animals each year, even though there are more than 60 million pet owning, loving households. That means that if just an additional 5% of all animal loving households committed to saving just one animal per year, we would eliminate all needless euthanasia of animals in this county tomorrow. Wow!

So together, let's make 2016 the year of facing the truth. We have a solvable issue when it comes to saving animals, and the only question now is what can we all do together to get there. Who will commit with me to making 2016 the year we do everything we can to create a lifesaving nation — and encourage others to do the same?

That is a new year's resolution worth achieving! And with your help, we can make it happen!

Donate today, and together, we'll give more pets like my rescued dog, Blueberry, pictured at the top, the life they deserve.

Susanne Kogut

Susanne M. Kogut
Executive Director, Petco Foundation

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