May 19, 2021


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Snake River Animal Shelter receives grant for spay, neuter services

The following is a news release from Snake River Animal Shelter.

IDAHO FALLS — Snake River Animal Shelter announced a $6,000 grant investment from the newly named Petco Love to support their lifesaving work for animals in eastern Idaho.

Petco Love is a nonprofit organization leading change for pets nationally by harnessing the power of love to make communities and pet families closer, stronger and healthier. Since their founding in 1999 as the Petco Foundation, they’ve empowered organizations with nearly $300 million invested to date in adoption and other lifesaving efforts. They’ve helped find loving homes for more than 6.5 million pets in partnership with Petco and more than 4,000 organizations nationwide.

“Today Petco Love announces an investment in Snake River Animal Shelter and hundreds of other organizations as part of our commitment to create a future in which no pet is unnecessarily euthanized,” said Susanne Kogut, President of Petco Love. “Our local investments are only one component. This month, we will also launch the first of our national tools to empower all animal lovers to drive lifesaving change right alongside us.”

“This grant from Petco Love could not have come at a better time. The $6,000 investment will allow us to expand our planned work with several other animal welfare organizations to provide spay and neuter services to areas where it is desperately needed. We plan to dedicate our funds toward veterinary support and medical care, ensuring the long-term health and quality of life for our animals in need,” said Stephen Buzzell, Executive Director of Snake River Animal Shelter.

The Snake River Animal Shelter (SRAS) is the only non-profit animal sheltering facility serving all of East Idaho, located on the banks of the Snake River in Idaho Falls. Its aim is to improve the well-being of animals and people by bettering the quality of life in their community.

Since 2016, Snake River Animal Shelter has helped more than 5,000 animals find loving homes, and provided crucial veterinary medical care for hundreds of animals in need.

For more information about Snake River Animal Shelter, visit To learn more about Petco Love, visit