City’s Front Street Animal Shelter selected to receive $75,000 grant from Petco Love

The City of Sacramento’s Front Street Animal Shelter has been selected to receive $75,000 from Petco Love to support and expand the services Front Street provides to the community.

In making its grant-funding decisions, Petco Love, a part of pet supply retailer Petco, said it selects “organizations that continually endeavor to achieve a high standard of doing more, and are determined to efficiently save as many lives as possible … .”

“Petco Love has been a longtime supporter of our shelter,” said Phillip Zimmerman, Front Street Shelter manager. “Our regular budget isn’t enough to provide all of the services that our animals and community need, so this funding is crucial. We are grateful to Petco Love, Petco, and the customers who donate at the register for entrusting us with this grant.”

Zimmerman said the funding will largely be used for helping lost pets get home, expanding community programs including free vaccine and microchip clinics in underserved areas and advancing medical care for sick and injured animals.

Front Street currently partners with Petco by hosting adoptions at the satellite adoption center at Petco Arden. This location has been especially beneficial for kittens and puppies in foster care who have vulnerable immune systems and should not be in the regular shelter environment.

“Hosting adoptions at Petco can be less stressful for animals and prevent them from getting sick,” said Daisy Ortega, the shelter’s adoption coordinator. “It also gives the public another place to meet and connect with animals, expanding Front Street’s presence and reach within the community.”

Animals are available at the Petco center (1878 Arden Way) from noon to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, with other dates regularly announced on the Front Street’s adoption website.

In 2022, 4,286 animals were adopted from Front Street, with 326 of those animals adopted through the Petco center, which resumed operation last spring after closures due to the pandemic and staffing shortages. The shelter plans to adopt a significantly higher number of animals out of the center this year.


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