Petco Awards $20K to Animal Rescue Shelter in Appleton for New Building

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Saving Paws Animal Rescue of Appleton has been awarded a $20,000 grant from the Petco Foundation to support the construction of a building to help house and care for dogs.

The Petco Foundation investment will help Saving Paws construct a small dog building to house dogs looking for their forever home.

It will serve as a quarantine area, a birthing area for pregnant dogs, and a training room.

The building will also allow Saving Paws to rescue and train more dogs to become therapy animals for people in need, through the S.P.A.R.K.E.D. (Saving Paws Animal Rescue K-9’s Empowering the Disabled) program.

Glenda Stadler, co-director of Saving Paws,

“We are 100 percent foster-based so having a building where we can take in dogs would assist us tremendously.

The Petco Foundation’s support means more dogs will be rescued and more homes will be filled with love.”

For more information about Saving Paws Animal Rescue, visit www.savingpaws.com or call (920) 830-2392.

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