Shenandoah Valley Animal Services Center Celebrates National Foster a Pet Month

LYNDHURST, Va. (WHSV) – The Shenandoah Valley Animal Services Center (SVASC) celebrates National Foster a Pet Month. The shelter partners with Petco Love, a national nonprofit that works to lead and inspire change for animals, and Skechers’ charity shoe collection, BOBS from Skechers.

The shelter celebrates by recognizing the foster volunteers who save lives in Augusta County and by encouraging more people to adopt pets.

“The Shenandoah Valley Animal Services Center has had the opportunity to work with so many amazing foster families over the years. Our wonderful and dedicated team of foster families provide well-deserved breaks in the life of dog and cat shelters. Having a strong reception team allows us to save the lives of more pets, ”said Hannah Richardson, animal shelter manager at Shenandoah Valley Animal Services Center.

The shelter worked with several people who have become essential to SVASC’s rescue mission.

A dedicated foster family they recognize, Lynn Amos, is always there to provide intensive care and a loving home to the kittens that come through our doors.

“It’s an honor to recognize people who are making a difference in their communities and who demonstrate the life-saving impact of welcoming pets,” said Susanne Kogut, President of Petco Love. “What they are doing is so powerful. If less than 2% of the 85 million pet-owning households in the United States welcomed one pet per year, tomorrow we could end preventable euthanasia in animal shelters across the country.

Throughout the month of June, Petco Love will be sharing Foster Family Resources and Stories to show how easy, very rewarding, and meaningful fostering is to end preventable euthanasia. pets.

Through sales of its Skechers BOBS collection, Skechers has donated over $ 3.1 million to support Petco Love’s more than 4,000 animal welfare partner organizations. Company funds have helped Petco Love save and care for more than 700,000 shelter animals.

To learn more about Shenandoah Valley Animal Services Center and how you can help with hospitality, visit To learn more about Petco Love and to view hospitality resources, visit and join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using #PetcoLoveFoster.

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