Pet Lovers Raise Nearly $140,000 for California Wildfire Animal Relief

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Through the PETCO Foundation's Emergency Round Up Fundraiser, pet lovers across the nation have donated nearly $140,000 to benefit the more than 19,000 animals affected by the California wildfires.

Through the PETCO Foundation's Emergency Round Up Fundraiser, pet lovers across the nation have donated nearly $140,000 to benefit the more than 19,000 animals affected by the California wildfires.

The 10-day program, effective Oct. 24 through Nov. 3, is a nationwide opportunity for PETCO customers to "round up" their purchases to the next highest dollar as a contribution to the Foundation. All donations will go toward the Foundation's ongoing efforts to aid animals affected by the fires and other incidents.

PETCO and its vendors, along with the PETCO Foundation have provided products valued at more than $300,000 to evacuation centers and animal welfare groups throughout Southern California and continue to support relief efforts.

Stories of that support and a video highlighting PETCO's and the Foundation's efforts is now available on the company's blog, PETCONews.com, where animal lovers can get the latest news on anything and everything PETCO - from updates about the company to incredible acts of animal kindness.

To donate to the PETCO Foundation online or to locate a store near you, visit http://www.petco.com.

About PETCO
PETCO is a privately held specialty retailer that provides products, services and advice that make it easier for our customers to be great pet parents. We operate more than 850 stores in 49 states and the District of Columbia, as well as a leading pet products and information destination at http://www.petco.com. Our nonprofit organization, The PETCO Foundation, has raised more than $37 million since its inception in 1999 to help promote and improve the welfare of companion animals. In conjunction with the foundation, we work with and support more than 4,600 local animal welfare groups across the country to help find homes for more than 200,000 adoptable animals every year.

Contacts:
Don Cowan, PETCO, (619) 417-5244
Paul Jolly, Director and Vice President, PETCO Foundation, (626)287-0952

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