Adopters Can Help Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Animal Care & Control Holiday Wishes Come True With $100K From The Petco Foundation

Charlotte, NC – (News Release) – Individuals who have adopted a pet from Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Animal Care & Control (AC&C) are invited to share how their pet has changed their life to help give Charlotte-Mecklenburg Animal Care & Control a chance to receive a $100,000 grand prize Holiday Wishes grant award from the Petco Foundation. In partnership with BOBS from Skechers, the Petco Foundation is granting more than $750,000 this holiday season to qualified animal welfare organizations across the country. Awards will range from $5,000 to $100,000, and adopters with winning submissions will receive up to a $1,000 Petco shopping spree and a prize pack with BOBS from Skechers shoes.

“We’re calling on all AC&C adopters to help us earn a lifesaving grant award this holiday season from the Petco Foundation by sharing their stories,” said Dr. Josh Fisher, Director. “Thank you for choosing adoption; now you can make our holiday wishes come true by helping us earn lifesaving funds to bring more pets in need together with loving families.”

Through September 23, adopters can submit their story at petcofoundation.org/holidaywishes. Stories should highlight how pets have changed their adopter’s life for the better, in big and small ways, and should celebrate the love of their adopted pet. Submissions must include four photos to illustrate the story and can include video as well. Adopters are also encouraged to visit the Holiday Wishes homepage for more information and to read stories from previous winners.

The deadline to submit a Holiday Wishes story is September 23, 2020, noon CST. Winners will be announced during the holiday season. For a full list of prizes and submission FAQs, visit petcofoundation.org/holidaywishes.

Since 2013, over $5 million in Holiday Wishes grants have been awarded to help make the holidays brighter for animal welfare organizations during the holiday season and year-round. For more information about Holiday Wishes, visit petcofoundation.org/holidaywishes, and join the conversation on social media using #HolidayWishes.