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Rachel Patterson, of Monroe, recently adopted Torty the cat from Union County Animal Protection Society (UCAPS), prior to relocating from El Dorado, Arkansas to Monroe.

Patterson is expected to share a story about how Torty has changed her life on Friday, Dec. 10 at 10 a.m. at Petco on Youree Drive in Shreveport.

“These powerful Love Stories reflect the importance of pets in our lives. Whether the best or worst of times, the love of pets can change everything,” said Petco Love President, Susanne Kogut. “Reading these touching tales strengthens our resolve to create a world where every shelter pet finds a loving family, and no pet is unnecessarily euthanized. This year, we are proud to award more than $1 million to further empower lifesaving organizations, like UCAPS, that work tirelessly to save pet lives.”

In a special celebration, Petco Love will surprise UCAPS with a grant award ranging from $1,000 to $100,000. The adopter will also receive BOBS from Skechers shoes and a Petco shopping spree to spoil their beloved pet.

“The Petco Love Stories grant award will help us cover the operating costs at our shelter and Adoption Center as well as cover some of the medical expenses that we have from helping so many animals in our community” said Terra Walker, Board President at Union County Animal Protection Society.

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