Petco Foundation Awards $25,000 Grant to Animal Rescue League

Grant will extend efforts to save more animal lives in Berks County

The Animal Rescue League of Berks County announced today that it has been awarded a $25,000 grant from the Petco Foundation to support much needed renovations to multiple dog kennel, processing, and holding areas of the shelter.

The Petco Foundation investment will provide the installation of industrial grade resin flooring in several key areas of our dog kennels, dog processing, and holding areas. These improvements will provide increased sanitary conditions and prevent the spread of diseases for the animals.

“The Animal Rescue League is honored to receive a $25,000 grant from the Petco Foundation. Keeping the shelter clean for our animals is a vital and extremely important task for our staff. The installation of this commercial grade resin seal on the floors will help keep the animals under our care safe and lessen the spread of disease”  said Liz McCauley, Executive Director of the Animal Rescue League.

At the Petco Foundation, we believe that every animal deserves to live its best life. Since 1999, we’ve invested more than $170 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 million pets find their new loving families, and we’re just getting started. Visit to learn more about how you can get involved.

Animal Rescue League of Berks County
Animal Rescue League of Berks County
ARL is located just outside of Reading, Pennsylvania and is the largest open admission shelter in Berks County accepting an average of 6,000 animals annually. The shelter runs at maximum capacity throughout the year, providing adoption programs, spay/neuter clinics, community outreach, education, animal welfare investigation, and more. The ARL’s mission is to impact all aspects of humane treatments of animals through quality service, accommodation and education of pet owners and the community.

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