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Moreno Valley Animal Shelter Awarded $30,000 Grant
to Support its many Lifesaving Programs

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The Moreno Valley Animal Shelter was awarded a $30,000 grant from the Petco Foundation to support its lifesaving programs to improve outcomes for the community’s companion animals. The grant funds will support services for both owned and homeless community pets, targeting in particular, vulnerable pets that have a higher likelihood of missing the opportunity to receive important medical support services such as spay and neuter procedures, routine vaccinations, and microchipping.

The objectives of this important funding are:

  • Keep community pets healthy and reduce the number of pets entering the Animal Shelter.
  • Achieve a 5% reduction in the annual intake of animals thereby allowing more time and space for shelter pets to achieve a positive outcome.
  • Assist our low-income residents who own pets with access to basic veterinary care for their pets through spay/neuter and routine vaccination services.
  • Continue with the successful TNR (Trap-Neuter-Release) Community & Feral Cat Program which has saved over 1,500 cats since this important and lifesaving program began on October 21, 2015.

This is the City’s third grant award from the Petco Foundation, which represents a total overall investment of $75,000 for the community’s pets since 2016.

“The Moreno Valley Animal Shelter greatly appreciates the Petco Foundation’s generous investments over the past three years toward these important lifesaving programs,” said Steve Fries, Moreno Valley’s Animal Services Division Manager. “We wish to extend a special thanks to the Petco Foundation Team for their ongoing support to our community’s pets.”

The Moreno Valley City Council accepted this grant award at its March 5, 2019 meeting. 

For more information about this grant award, visit or contact the Moreno Valley Animal Shelter at 951.413.3790 or visit the City’s web site at and click on “Animal Shelter.”


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