Animal lovers get ready – your chance to help homeless pets has arrived. The Petco Foundation has teamed up with Patrick McDonnell’s heartwarming MUTTS comic strip for the annual “Love Changes Everything” campaign which kicked off on March 3 with a National Adoption Event Weekend in participating Petco and Unleashed by Petco stores.
The campaign, which runs through April 1, hopes to raise $3.1 million to support lifesaving animal welfare work nationwide. Pet lovers can contribute to the campaign by making a donation in any Petco, Unleashed by Petco store or online at petcofoundation.org/love. Anyone who makes a donation of $10 or more will receive a limited-edition tote bag featuring MUTTS artwork specifically designed for the Love Changes Everything campaign while supplies last.
But wait – there is more fun in store! If you are the proud parent of an adopted pet, you can contribute to an epic piece of art. The Petco Foundation, powered in partnership with WholeHearted pet food, is creating the world’s largest mosaic mural of adopted pets and their people, and the final creation will be revealed in New York City’s Union Square Park on Sunday, March 25 from noon to 5:00 P.M. at the All for Love Adoption Rally featuring adoptable pets from more than twenty New York area animal welfare organizations.
Want to take part? Visit this link to submit your favorite photos which show how the love of your adopted pet changes everything. Contributors will be eligible to win daily prizes, along with funding for the adoption organization that introduced them to their pet.
Attendees at the All for Love Adoption Rally can meet MUTTS creator Patrick McDonnell, pose for pictures with the famed MUTTS characters Mooch and Earl, and participate in other fun activities centered around celebrating pet adoption.
“Patrick McDonnell has been a champion of pet adoption for years, and we are thrilled to join forces again with MUTTS to promote pet adoption and raise funds to help animals across the country. We hope our ‘Love Changes Everything’ campaign, along with this mosaic mural, inspires everyone to join the lifesaving movement by adopting, donating or volunteering. With six adopted pets of my own, I can confidently say that the love of an adopted pet does change everything,” said Susanne Kogut, president of the Petco Foundation.
To learn more about the “Love Changes Everything” campaign and the photo mosaic, please visit petcofoundation.org/love. To learn more about Patrick McDonnell and his commitment to promoting pet adoption, watch Episode 6 “Shelter Me: Hearts and Paws” hosted by Kristen Bell and featuring MUTTS creator Patrick McDonnell online at ShelterMe.TV or visit MUTTS. To learn more about WholeHearted pet food go to WholeHeartedPets.com.
About the Petco Foundation
At the Petco Foundation, we believe that every animal deserves to live its best life. Since 1999, we’ve invested more than $200 million in lifesaving animal welfare work to make that happen. With our more than 4,000 animal welfare partners, we inspire and empower communities to make a difference by investing in adoption and medical care programs, spay and neuter services, pet cancer research, service and therapy animals, and numerous other lifesaving initiatives. Through our Think Adoption First program, we partner with Petco stores and animal welfare organizations across the country to increase pet adoptions. So far, we’ve helped more than 5.5 million pets find their new loving families, and we’re just getting started. Visit petcofoundation.org to learn more about how you can get involved.
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