A homemade video about an adopted puppy, titled “Quirky Puppy Teaches Family Value of Acceptance,” has earned the Norristown-based Spay and Save, Inc at least $5,000 – $100,000 in grant winnings from the PETCO Foundation’s Holiday Wishes Grant Campaign, with a chance to win an additional $25,000.
Earlier this year, 5,000 animal welfare organizations nationwide submitted pet stories to the PETCO Foundation in hopes of pulling at the hearts strings of contest judges. After sifting through thousands of adorable puppy “tales”, the foundation selected 54 winners last month.
Submitted by Arnold Ritcher, Spay and Save’s video story of newly adopted Khalua, now known to the world as “Scooter,” took top honors in the Holiday Wishes contest. Scooter received her new name after the family began to accept her quirky nature.
Ritcher writes, “We accept Scooter and all her quirkiness. In return, she has accepted us too. Acceptance is a rare and wonderful thing. When those who love you, accept you, it frees you to be who you truly are.”
Scooter’s story of inclusion and acceptance, even in its puppy simplicity, offers a loving and supportive message to our LGBT pet-loving community.
Spay and Save, based in Montgomery County, supports Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and parts of Philadelphia County. They provide pet care, adoption, and referral services to pet-loving residents.
The organization now has a chance to win up to an additional $25,000 with your vote!
The PETCO Foundation partners with thousands of animal welfare organizations and more than 1,400 Petco stores to have a national reach, with a local impact.
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