Orange County animal sanctuary pushes to procure Petco grant

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MIDDLETOWN -

An Orange County nonprofit is hoping to get their adoptable pets some love on Valentine’s Day and procure a grant.

Becky Tegze is the executive director of Pets Alive, a nonprofit organization in Middletown that rescues dogs, cats, horses and other animals.

“We work very closely with our local animal control officer, we work with owner surrenders, we work with shelters down south. So they come from a variety of places,” she says.

The 501C3 relies completely on donations and volunteers, and is now asking for the public's help winning a major grant.

The Petco Foundation is trying to create the "world’s largest virtual Valentine's Day," offering up love in the form of daily grants to animal shelters.

On Feb. 13, one shelter will win a $10,000 grant.

“We're asking anyone who's adopted from Pets Alive to go to the website - submit a picture of their adopted pet from Pets Alive and name Pets Alive,” says Tegze.

The sanctuary currently has about 250 pets.

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