We're honoring Lifesaving Work

The Petco Foundation is teaming up with Victoria Stilwell to honor Unsung Heroes across the nation for their lifesaving efforts on behalf of animals. Each year, one of these honorees is awarded the national Unsung Hero award at the Petco Foundation Lifesaving Awards. See their heartwarming stories below.


Shannon Wells

Kansas City Pet Project

Anne and Kerry Smith

Cat Adoption Team

Sarah Saunders

Bayou Animal Services

Catherine Lemunyon

Arenac County Animal Control

Grace Hamlin

The W-Underdogs

Tae Bennett

Humane Rescue Alliance

Love in Action

Follow our Facebook Watch channel “Love in Action” to view more inspiring stories of people and organizations who create a significant lifesaving impact for animals across the nation.

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2017 Unsung Hero

In 2017, the Petco Foundation awarded the Unsung Hero award to Karl Booker. Karl works with animals at LifeLine Animal Project. He’s known within the organization to have a special gift to connect with and care for animals that are often deemed difficult. He is helping to create a lifesaving community and nation for animals. Watch his story.

Honoring Heroes at the Lifesaving Awards