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Each year, the Petco Foundation invites adopters to share the stories of how their adopted pets changed their lives. The annual Holiday Wishes campaign gives the organization that they adopted from a chance to receive a grant award. A story submitted by Shannon Glenn won Minneapolis Animal Care and Control a 2017 Holiday Wishes award.
The Petco Foundation chose Minneapolis Animal Care and Control for Glenn’s story about Wilbur, a pit bull she adopted in 2012. Wilbur’s adoption opened Glenn’s eyes to the discrimination that pit-bull-type dogs face and motivated her to become the executive director of My Pit Bull is Family. Wilbur now travels the country to break stereotypes of pit-bull-type dogs and to “lick discrimination” for all dogs that face misconceptions based on their breeds. Wilbur also helped Glenn start a program with the Minneapolis Police Department to train new recruits on canine interactions in the field.
Glenn recently adopted another dog, Charlotte, from Minneapolis Animal Care and Control. Charlotte is completing her basic obedience training and attends events with Wilbur.
Minneapolis Animal Care and Control will receive its grant award in December, just in time to save more animals in need this holiday season.
Now it’s your turn to grant holiday wishes
You can help Minneapolis Animal Care and Control receive additional grant funding in the People’s Choice competition. Simply vote for Glenn’s story on the Petco Foundation’s Facebook page through Dec. 20. You may only vote once.
Last updated Dec 13, 2017