Petco Foundation supports Friends of BCAS life-saving work

The Friends of the Burlington County Animal Shelter (Friends of BCAS) has been awarded a $1,875 grant from the Petco Foundation to support the spay/neuter of community cats.

The Petco Foundation grant will allow our group to provide free spay/neuter surgery, as well as rabies and distemper vaccinations, for community cats in Burlington County.

“The Friends of BCAS are targeting the spay/neuter of community cats to reduce the number of community cats that are brought to our county shelter,” said Theresa Kopasz, Friends of BCAS president. “We are thrilled to receive this grant because it will ultimately save lives.”

The Friends of the Burlington County Animal Shelter is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that works to enhance the lives of shelter animals and help them find homes. The group also help reduce the number of homeless animals in Burlington County by sponsoring a low-cost spay/neuter program. Since 2016, the Friends of BCAS has helped trap, fix, vaccinate and return to field more than 1,000 community cats.

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About the Friends of the Burlington County Animal Shelter
The Friends of the Burlington County Animal Shelter, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The all-volunteer group cooperates with the county animal shelter to care for shelter pets and place them into adoptive homes. We also work to reduce the number of homeless pets in our community by sponsoring low-cost spay-neuter surgeries. The group was founded in November 2010 and incorporated in February 2012.

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 $200 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 5.5 million pets find their new loving families, and we’re just getting started. Visit to learn more about how you can get involved.