Contact:  Prevent Homeless Pets, Harriet Johnson, 509-497-1133,  

Petco Foundation Invests in Lifesaving Work of Prevent Homeless Pets

Grant of $3,500 will extend efforts to reduce shelter intake in South-Eastern Washington State

Benton City, WA (August 22, 2020) – Prevent Homeless Pets announced it has been awarded a $3,500 grant investment from the Petco Foundation to help reduce the number of pets entering shelters through its spay/neuter program and create a lifesaving community for animals.

The Petco Foundation investment will extend Prevent Homeless Pets’ ability to save the lives of community cats by promoting and facilitating access to affordable, high-volume/high-quality spay and neuter surgeries in a professional clinical environment.

“This Petco Foundation grant is important as this funding will allow us to provide support to individuals who cannot afford to spay/neuter their pets,” said Harriet Johnson, Executive Director of Prevent Homeless Pets.

Prevent Homeless Pets is a nonprofit, low-cost spay and neuter clinic serving Tri-Cities and surrounding areas. Since 2009, Prevent Homeless Pets has performed 43,557 spay and neuter surgeries to 30,044 cats and 7,513 dogs.

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About Prevent Homeless Pets

Prevent Homeless Pets is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides low-cost spay and neuter services for cats and dogs. We predominantly serve the Columbia Basin of Washington state from Tri-Cities to Yakima, as well as outlying areas. Our full-time spay/neuter surgical clinic is located in Benton City, Washington.

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 $280 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. We also partner with Petco stores and animal welfare organizations across the country to increase pet adoptions. So far, we’ve helped more than 6.5 million pets find their new loving families, and we’re just getting started. Visit to learn more about how you can get involved.