This year, we’re participating in the Petco Foundation’s Holiday Wishes Grant Campaign, which distributes grants to shelters based on the top stories about how pets adopted from the organization have changed their adopters’ lives for the better!
In partnership with BOBS from Skechers, the Petco Foundation is granting more than $750,000 this holiday season to qualified animal welfare organizations across the country. The grants distributed will range from $5,000 to $100,000, and adopters with winning submissions will receive up to a $1,000 Petco shopping spree and a prize pack with BOBS from Skechers shoes.
How Sharing Your Story Helps LCHS
We need as many adopters as possible to participate in the contest to maximize our chance of winning. The best stories submitted can win up to $100,000 in grant funding, while winners in the Best Submissions category can win up to $25,000! It will help if as many adopters as possible participate. The pet in question must still be alive for submissions to count toward the contest.
How to Participate
Please visit https://www.petcofoundation.org/holiday-wishes/ to participate.
View the top submissions from the past few years to get ideas and decide how to structure your story.
Click on the link to submit your story. In the form, the Petco Foundation will ask for information about the organization that you adopted from. Please select Lee County Humane Society for the organization, enter (334)821-3222 for the phone number, and put in firstname.lastname@example.org for the email address.
Please submit at least four photos with your story, and feel free to add a video! All submissions must be turned in by September 23rd at noon, Central time, but the earlier submissions have a greater chance of being thoroughly reviewed and considered.
Spreading the Word About Pet Adoption
This amazing nationwide campaign is fantastic for raising awareness of how beneficial pet adoption is for both the animals and their forever families. As we’ve said before, each adoption saves two lives: the life of the adopted animal and the life of a second animal who the shelter then has space to take in.
Pet adoption also changes the lives of adopters, who benefit from the joy that an animal brings, including playfulness, cuddliness, and unconditional love. Animals lower stress levels and can make you feel better at the end of a long day. It’s also meaningful to care for another being and see how they flourish after being adopted into a compatible home. It’s a great time to bring a new furry family member into your life as well! While we’re operating on an appointment-only basis at this time, it’s easy to apply and view our animals via our website!
Visit our website at Leecountyhumane.org/adopt to view adoptable animals and fill out an adoption application. Next, please wait 24 to 48 hours for us to email you saying your application has been approved. After that, call us at 334-821-3222 or email us at email@example.com to set up an appointment.
We would also love to share your stories locally to spread the word about adoptions in our local community! However, we will need you to email your story to us so that we can obtain your permission for us to be able to share it. If you’d like us to share your story through LCHS social media accounts in the future, please also send the story to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other Ways to Help
We still have stickers for sale, which can also be purchased from the Coffee Cat in Auburn! Also, our silent auction will be going on from tomorrow, August 24th until August 27th. Our Summer of Second Chances giving campaign continues through August 31st! To donate, please visit https://www.leecountyhumane.org/summer-of-second-chances-2020.
The vast majority of our funding comes from donations, and with COVID-19 causing lowered rates of donations for nonprofit organizations nationwide along with higher needs for nonprofit services anticipated in the future, we need all the help we can get! When working together to help those in need, there's no limit to what we can accomplish!