Petco Foundation to match all donations up to $15,000 to AVF through June 30


WILDOMAR – Through June 30, all donations to Animal Friends of the Valleys will be matched up to $15,000 by the Petco Foundation to help save twice as many pet lives.

“We are in an unprecedented time facing this crisis, especially caring for the animals. AFV is thrilled to be awarded the COVID-19 matching grant” from the Petco Foundation, Monica Wylie, executive director at Animal Friends of the Valleys, said. “We know the community will rally behind us and support the animals.”

The Petco Foundation matching grant will help Animal Friends of the Valleys maintain its lifesaving work during these challenging times.

This grant is part of the Petco Foundation’s Pledge to Save Pet Lives during this COVID-19 crisis by distributing $1 million in product and cash donations and putting out a national call to implore animal lovers to take action to help save animal lives. This commitment follows the Petco Foundation’s recent distribution of more than $13 million to animal welfare organizations nationwide.

“Animal welfare organizations are facing the business impacts of COVID-19, just like many other businesses during this crisis. But when your business is saving animal lives, the consequences of a business failure are devastating,” Susanne Kogut, president of Petco Foundation, said. “At the Petco Foundation, we will support our partner’s most critical needs during this time and help mobilize the public to take action to help save animal lives. We hope this matching grant support will help Animal Friends of the Valleys do just that.”

Animal Friends of the Valleys is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to help lost and abandoned animals in the cities of Temecula, Murrieta, Wildomar, Lake Elsinore, Canyon Lake, Menifee and surrounding rural county areas. For more information about Animal Friends of the Valleys, visit

The Petco Foundation is committed to supporting their animal welfare partners’ most critical needs as they face the dual responsibilities of protecting human health and saving animal lives through the COVID-19 crisis to ensure that every pets gets the chance to live their best life. To learn more about the Petco Foundation’s relief efforts, visit

Submitted by Animal Friends of the Valleys.