Petco Donates $25,000 to Coral Restoration Foundation


Las Vegas, Nevada (July 20, 2015)Coral Restoration Foundation (CRF) today announced Petco will donate $25,000 in support of its work to restore critically endangered coral reefs. The donation will help to protect and restore coral reefs throughout the Florida Keys.

“We know Petco is committed to building a better world for people and pets, and we’re proud to be a new recipient of the company’s support,” said Martha Roesler, Chief Development Officer for CRF. “This generous donation will help our efforts to restore reefs that provide habitat for 25 percent of our planet’s aquatic life.”

Petco is an advocate for reef conservation and reef and marine life aquaculture initiatives. Today, most of the company’s freshwater fish and all of its marine corals are aquacultured, meaning they are captive-bred and not taken from the ocean’s reefs.

“At Petco, we’re committed to responsible marine life practices and we’re proud to support the Coral Restoration Foundation,” said Marcie Whichard, Petco’s VP of Industry and Public Affairs. “We applaud the work CRF is doing to safeguard one of our planet’s most precious resources – our Coral Reefs.”

For more information about Coral Restoration Foundation, visit


About Coral Restoration Foundation

Coral Restoration Foundation (CRF) is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit conservation organization headquartered in Key Largo, Florida created to develop offshore coral nurseries and restoration strategies for critically endangered coral reefs at local, national, and international levels. All work completed by CRF is performed under permits from the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. To learn more about the restoration efforts of CRF, visit

About Petco and the Petco Foundation

Celebrating 50 years of service to pet parents, Petco is a leading pet specialty retailer that focuses on nurturing powerful relationships between people and pets. We do this by providing the products, services, advice and experiences that keep pets physically fit, mentally alert, socially engaged and emotionally happy. Everything we do is guided by our vision for Healthier Pets. Happier People. Better World. We operate more than 1,400 Petco locations across the U.S., Mexico and Puerto Rico, including more than 120 Unleashed by Petco locations, a smaller format neighborhood shop; 10 Pooch Hotel destinations for pet daycare, boarding and spa services; prescription services and pet supplies from the leading veterinary-operated pet product supplier, Drs. Foster & Smith; and The Petco Foundation, an independent nonprofit organization, has raised more than $125 million since it was created in 1999 to help promote and improve the welfare of companion animals. In conjunction with the Foundation, we work with and support thousands of local animal welfare groups across the country and, through in-store adoption events, help find homes for more than 400,000 animals every year.


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