Petco Foundation Invests In Lifesaving Work of the Central PA Humane Society

Grant of $15,000 will extend efforts to save more animal lives in Blair County


Altoona, July 1, 2017–The Central PA Humane Society (CPHS) of Blair County, today announced it has been awarded a $15,000 grant from the Petco Foundation to help support medical expenses to aid our animals.    Part of the Petco Foundation’s investment will support the annual CPHS Fur Ball on Saturday October 14th, 2017.   In previous years the Central Pa Humane Society’s Fur ball Presented by the Petco Foundation has raised more than $30 thousand in proceeds for our animals from community supporters.


The Central PA Humane Society is a nonprofit organization whose vision is to meet 100 percent of the needs of the animals in Blair County through communication, compassion and conviction.  Since January 2015, the Central PA Humane Society has nurtured, medicated and found forever homes for more than 3,400 animals in Blair County.


The Petco Foundation investment will help to provide lifesaving care for pets awaiting adoptions. Funds will be used for the routine vaccinations required to keep the animals that come through our doors healthy, as well as care for animals specialized medical needs.


“We are thrilled to receive this grant and we can’t thank the Petco Foundation enough for the positive effects it will have on our shelter and community! We appreciate the support they have extended to us and our furry friends!” said Lisa Boland, Director of CPHS.

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About Central PA Humane Society (CPHS)

The Central PA Humane Society (CPHS), serving Blair and surrounding counties in central Pennsylvania, is a charitable, non-profit 501(c))(3) organization dedicated to helping animals and people. The primary goal of the CPHS is to find loving homes for adoptable animals. There are no time limits for animals in our shelter. Animals remain available for adoption as long as they are physically and mentally healthy. The Central PA Humane Society does not euthanize adoptable pets.

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 $185 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 5.3 million pets find their new loving families, and we’re just getting started. Visit to learn more about how you can get involved.


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