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Pet Adopters Encouraged to Share Story for Chance at Grant Funding

September 24, 2018, 10:04 AM HST
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PC: Maui Humane Society.

People who have adopted a pet from Maui Humane Society have just one week remaining to submit a story of how their adopted pet changed their life and to help give Maui Humane Society the opportunity to receive a $100,000 grand prize grant.

Finalist award grants ranging from $5,000 to $50,000 will also be issued. In addition, adopters with winning submissions will have the chance to win a Petco shopping spree up to $1,000.

The grant awards are being offered by the Petco Foundation in partnership with Petco for animal welfare organizations across the country.  The annual Holiday Wishes campaign provides funding to animal welfare organizations to save more lives during the holiday season and year-round.

Since 2013, more than $3 million in Holiday Wishes grants have been awarded.

Anyone who has adopted a pet from the Maui Humane Society can submit a story. Stories should highlight how pets have changed their adopter’s lives for the better, in big or small ways, and should celebrate the love of a pet.

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Submissions must include photos and/or video to better illustrate the story. Adopters are encouraged to visit the Petco Foundation’s Holiday Wishes website for more information, to see stories from previous winners, and to enter their submission.

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The deadline to submit stories is Oct. 1, 2018, at 7 a.m. HST (noon CST). Winners will be announced live on Petco Foundation’s Facebook page in mid November.

Following the announcement of the winning organizations, the public will have the chance to vote for their favorite stories. People’s Choice online voting will give the finalist organizations the chance to receive additional grant funding up to $25,000. Online voting for People’s Choice will close Dec. 19, 2018, at 7 a.m. HST (noon CST).

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