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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Kara Disbrow, Feral Feline Friends of East Tennessee, info@feralfelinefriends.orgJennifer Perez, Petco Love, media@petcolove.org Newly Named Petco Love Invests in Lifesaving Work of Feral Feline Friends of East Tennessee Grant of $8,000 will help save more pet lives in the East Tennessee Area. Knoxville, TN May 1, 2021 – Feral Feline Friends of East Tennessee announced today a $8,000 grant investment from the newly named, Petco Love, to support their lifesaving work for animals in the Knoxville and East Tennessee areas. Petco Love is a nonprofit leading change for pets nationally by harnessing the power of love to make communities and pet families closer, stronger, and healthier. Since their founding in 1999 as the Petco Foundation, they’ve empowered organizations with $300 million invested to date in adoption and other lifesaving efforts. And, they’ve helped find loving homes for more than 6.5 million pets in partnership with Petco and more than 4,000 organizations, like ours, nationwide. “Petco Love announces an investment in Feral Feline Friends of East Tennessee and hundreds of other organizations as part of our commitment to create a future in which no pet is unnecessarily euthanized,” said Susanne Kogut, President of Petco Love. “Our local investments are only one component. In April, we also launched the first of our national tools to empower all animal lovers to drive lifesaving change right alongside us.” “We are so grateful for the generosity of Petco Love. Our spay/neuter/vaccinate program is a significant part of how our organization works to reduce pet homelessness,” said Kara Disbrow, President, Feral Feline Friends of East Tennessee. Disbrow added that “without this support from Petco, our other generous contributors, and our network of trappers and home foster program volunteers, the homeless cat population in the East Tennessee area will continue to grow resulting in more cats/kittens being euthanized.” Feral Feline Friends of East Tennessee is a nonprofit organization dedicated to ending the overpopulation of cats in the East Tennessee area. In 2020 alone, we cared for and treated over 1,500 cats and kittens and successfully adopted over 1,000 cats and kittens into loving forever homes! For more information about Feral Feline Friends, visit feralfelinefriends.org. To learn more about Petco Love, visit petcolove.org.