Euclid Observer

National Nonprofit Petco Love Invests in PetFix to Save and Improve the Lives of Pets in Northeast Ohio


PetFix Northeast Ohio is set to receive a $11,000 grant investment from national nonprofit Petco Love to support their lifesaving work for animals in Northeast Ohio.

Petco Love is a national nonprofit leading change for pets by harnessing the power of love to make communities and pet families closer, stronger, and healthier. Since its founding in 1999, Petco Love has invested $330 million in adoption and other lifesaving efforts. And Petco Love helps find loving homes for pets in partnership with Petco and more than 4,000 organizations – like ours – across America, with 6.5 million pets adopted and counting.

“Our investment in PetFix Northeast Ohio is part of more than $15M in investments recently announced by Petco Love to power local organizations across the county as part of our commitment to create a future in which no pet is unnecessarily euthanized,” said Susanne Kogut, president of Petco Love. “Our local investments are only one part of our strategy to empower animal lovers to drive lifesaving change right alongside us. We recently celebrated the one-year launch of Petco Love Lost, a national lost and found database that uses pet facial recognition technology to simplify the search for lost pets.”

“PetFix believes that an important key to proactively preventing pet homelessness is the spay and neuter of pets. So, we want to make sure that it’s affordable for everyone. And no one must choose between paying rent or buying groceries or fixing their pet. This is especially true during these challenging economic times,” said Christie Lucco, Executive Director of PetFix Northeast Ohio. “The support of Petco Love means that we can help people who want to do the responsible thing for their pet, but who have limited resources and limited access to affordable pet care.”

PetFix is a nonprofit organization located in Euclid whose mission is to end pet homelessness in the region. Since 2006, PetFix has performed more than 100,000 surgeries for pet owners, rescues, and shelters offering animals for adoption, and those caring for free-roaming cats.

For more information about PetFix Northeast Ohio visit petfixnortheastohio.org. To learn more about Petco Love, visit petcolove.org.

Dr. Lorna Johnston, Medical Director at PetFix Northeast Ohio checking on a patient after surgery.