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Petco Foundation Invests in Lifesaving Work of Animal Rescue League of Berks County

Jan 05, 2017 • by Animal Rescue League of Berks County
Animal Rescue League

Grant of $25,000 will extend efforts to save more animal lives in Berks County

Reading, PA – The Animal Rescue League (ARL) of Berks County announced today that it has been awarded a $25,000 grant from the Petco Foundation to support much needed renovations to multiple dog kennel, processing, and holding areas of the shelter.                   

The Animal Rescue League of Berks County is a nonprofit organization that provides care to the unwanted, abused and abandoned animals of Berks County.  In operation since 1952, the ARL is an open admission shelter, taking in over 6,000 unwanted animals every year. The ARL provides all animal control and Humane Police Officer Investigation services for Berks County. Our one of a kind foster program, ARL Angels, places animals that are in need of special medical or behavior care, or just need a break from their time in the kennels in homes outside the shelter until they are able to find their permanent home. The ARL provides the community and special interest groups with on and offsite education programs aimed to spread awareness on animal related topics. 

The Petco Foundation investment will provide the installation of industrial grade resin flooring in several key areas of our dog kennels, dog processing, and holding areas.  These improvements will provide increased sanitary conditions and prevent the spread of diseases for the animals.  

“The Animal Rescue League is honored to receive a $25,000 grant from the Petco Foundation. Keeping the shelter clean for our animals is a vital and extremely important task for our staff.  The installation of this commercial grade resin seal on the floors will help keep the animals under our care safe and lessen the spread of disease,” said Liz McCauley, Executive Director of the Animal Rescue League.

For more information about the Animal Rescue League of Berks County or the Petco Foundation, visit or Join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or by using the hashtag #PetcoFoundation.

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