The contributions were made as part of a campaign to raise funds for the The Dog and Cat Cancer Fund, an organization that funds cancer research, treatment, and prevention activities for pets. This is the eighth year in a row that the two companies have contributed to the fund. This year, they aimed to provide an additional $2 million.
“With approximately 6 million dogs and nearly the same number of cats impacted by cancer each year, we continue to make it a priority to invest in solutions to fight pet cancer, the number one disease-related cause of pet death. After losing my own dog to cancer just last month, this fight against pet cancer has really hit home. One pet family battling canine or feline cancer is too many – and we are inspired by the new treatment options our funds have helped support.”
— Susanne Kogut, Executive Director, Petco Foundation
In addition to the $11 million already donated, Petco is facilitating contributions from customers as well. Between May 6 and 28, customers can make donations to the fund during checkout, both in-stores and online.