Petco Foundation Invests In Lifesaving Work of Nassau Humane Society

Grant of $110,000 will extend efforts to save more animal lives in Fernandina Beach area

Nassau Humane Society is celebrating a $110,000 grant award from the Petco Foundation to further NHS's mission to save and improve the lives of homeless animals.

“We strive to help as many animals as we can, whether it be through spay and neuter, transporting animals in from crowded shelters, assisting the community with low-cost programs and humane education. The Petco Foundation grant gives us a much-needed boost to further grow those programs," said NHS President Beth Hughes. “NHS is so appreciative of the Petco Foundation's generosity and commitment to helping homeless animals."

Nassau Humane Society is marking its 30th year of incorporation as a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the welfare of homeless animals, and bringing people and pets together for their mutual enrichment. Through the NHS adoption center at 639 Airport Road in Fernandina Beach, hundreds of dogs and cats find loving forever homes each year. NHS also supports many other animal-welfare programs, such as low-cost spay/neuter, heartworm prevention, educational programs, pet visits to assisted-living facilities, and other community outreach.

Volunteers with the NHS Adoption Waggin' program periodically bring shelter dogs to adoption events at the Petco store on State Road 200 in Yulee. Adoptable cats from the NHS shelter are regularly available at the Yulee Petco.
More information about the Nassau Humane Society and its mission, along with profiles, pictures and videos of adoptable pets, can be found at

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 $157 million in lifesaving animal welfare 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 adoptions. So far, we’ve helped more than 4.9 million pets find their new loving families, and we’re just getting started. Visit to learn more about how you can get involved.




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