Community Members Can Learn How to Save Animal Lives by Fostering
Eugene, OR (June 25, 2019) – Greenhill Humane Society is celebrating National “Foster a Pet Month” with the Petco Foundation and Skechers’ charity footwear collection, BOBS from Skechers, by recruiting new foster volunteers on Saturday, June 29 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., at Petco located at 3000 Gateway St Ste. 22, Springfield, OR 97477.
Greenhill is one of more than 600 animal welfare organizations across the country who will join together to encourage guests to learn more about fostering pets – including what to expect as a first-time foster, the rewards of fostering, and how fostering saves animals’ lives. Greenhill volunteers and staff will be on-site to answer questions and collect donated wish list items.
“We believe if more people knew about the lifesaving impact of fostering, and that it can be an easy and fun experience, more people would do it,” said Susanne Kogut, president of the Petco Foundation.
“We are so grateful and appreciative of the foster families that volunteer their time and homes to help care for the animals. Their dedication helps immensely,” said Megan Brezovar, Community Engagement Manager at Greenhill “Right now, we have 116 foster care families and are always looking for more!”
During the year, Greenhill expects to care for more than 800 animals through their foster program.
The Be A Foster event is part of the Petco Foundation’s annual Be a Lifesaver campaign which encourages everyone to help save animal lives by adopting, fostering, volunteering and donating. To create awareness and encourage more people to foster pets, the Petco Foundation has designated June as national “Foster a Pet Month,” and will share information and stories all month long to show how fostering is highly rewarding and makes a significant impact on helping the U.S. become a lifesaving nation.
In addition to fostering, adopting, and volunteering, Lane County community members can make a difference by making a donation online at www.green-hill.org.
To learn more about Greenhill, visit https://www.green-hill.org. For more on the Petco Foundation and ways to contribute to lifesaving causes, visit petcofoundation.org/lifesaver and join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using #BeALifesaver.
About Greenhill Humane Society
Greenhill Humane Society has been caring for animals in Lane County since 1944. It is a private, non-profit organization that relies on charitable donations. Greenhill is located at 88530 Green Hill Road in Eugene. We envision a community in which all companion animals have loving homes and are treated with compassion and respect.
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 $250 million in lifesaving 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 adoption. So far, we’ve helped more than six million pets find their new loving families, and we’re just getting started. Visit petcofoundation.org to learn more about how you can get involved.
About BOBS from Skechers
BOBS from Skechers’ charitable collection of BOBS for Dogs and BOBS for Cats shoes, apparel and accessories have improved animals’ lives: over the past three years, Skechers has contributed more than $3.4 million to help more than 583,000 shelter pets, including saving more than 241,000 rescued pets in the United States. It all started in 2011, when Skechers launched a movement to support children impacted by natural disasters and poverty – a cause that has helped the Company donate more than 15 million pairs of new pairs of shoes to kids in more than 60 countries worldwide. To learn more about BOBS from Skechers’ commitment to making a difference, visit www.BOBSfromSkechers.com and follow the brand on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
About Skechers U.S.A., Inc.
Based in Manhattan Beach, California, Skechers (NYSE:SKX) designs, develops and markets a diverse range of lifestyle footwear for men, women and children, as well as performance footwear for men and women. Skechers footwear is available in the United States and over 170 countries and territories worldwide via department and specialty stores, more than 3,060 Skechers Company-owned and third-party-owned retail stores, and the Company’s e-commerce websites. The Company manages its international business through a network of global distributors, joint venture partners in Asia, Israel and Mexico, and wholly-owned subsidiaries in Canada, Japan, India, and throughout Europe and Latin America. For more information, please visit about.skechers.com and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.