Petco Foundation Invests in Lifesaving Work of Lewis Clark Animal Shelter


Contact: Becky Sturmer, Lewis Clark Animal Shelter, Development Director, (208) 746-1623,

Petco Foundation Invests in Lifesaving Work of Lewis Clark Animal Shelter

Grant of $40,000 will extend efforts to save more animal lives in Nez Perce County & Asotin County

Lewiston, ID (August 6, 2019) - Lewis Clark Animal Shelter (LCAS) announced it has been awarded a $40,000 grant from the Petco Foundation to extend its ability to support its lifesaving efforts in Nez Perce County and Asotin County. The Petco Foundation investment will help the Lewis Clark Animal Shelter begin the steps toward building a new shelter facility. Read more:

Lewis Clark Animal Shelter’s new state-of-the-art shelter facility will offer a chance for animals to recover, rehabilitate and be more readily adoptable to a new loving home. It will continue Lewis Clark Animal Shelter's mission of providing efficient, professional care and service to the community.

"The Lewis Clark Animal Shelter strives to lead by example in the humane treatment of animals," said Becky Sturmer, development director at Lewis Clark Animal Shelter. "A new facility will enable us to expand our proactive programs to educate the public and better serve our community. Our current shelter is no longer efficient for the current community shelter needs and we're grateful this Petco Foundation grant will help us continue our lifesaving work."

The goal of LCAS is to find a permanent home for every adoptable animal that is in its care while at the shelter. Lewis Clark Animal Shelter has served the Lewis Clark Valley since 1950. The agency provides vital services to animals and people alike through sheltering and adopting animals. The shelter provides positive reinforcement behavior training for adoptable animals (both at LCAS and through the PAWS Canine Training Program held at ICI-Orofino) and training classes for LCAS adopted animals. LCAS provides affordable clinic services vaccines, spay/neuter surgeries. The shelter continues to educate through community events and volunteer groups.

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About Lewis Clark Animal Shelter
The Lewis Clark Animal Shelter’s mission is to promote the humane treatment of animals, prevent cruelty to animals and provide education to enhance the human-animal bond and to end pet over-population through an aggressive spay/neuter campaign.

Vision - Lewis Clark Animal Shelter envisions a time when our community celebrates the human-animal bond, embraces the mutual benefits therein and treats all fellow beings with care, compassion and respect; a time when LCAS is primarily a resource for health services, education and recreation for animals and their people.
• We present LCAS as a happy, cheerful place where people come for pet adoption, pet information and
community events.
• Our valley will become a unified community where pets are not stray and unwanted.
• LCAS together with the community becomes a model for achieving a “humane society”

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 $250 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 6 million pets find their new loving families, and we’re just getting started. Visit to learn more about how you can get involved.