Congratulations Gigi’s and Board President Jim Phieffer for winning the PetCo Unsung Hero award, celebrating people across the country for their extraordinary, lifesaving efforts on behalf of animals. Over the last year, Gigi’s has been improving the lives of shelter dogs – check out their Year of Impact and feature in The Columbus Foundation’s Stories of Impact.
The Unsung Hero awards are intended to honor people who often get overlooked, those individuals doing extraordinary work every day on the front line. Five individuals are being recognized and featured in a video series and their organizations received a $10,000 grant to continue their lifesaving work. One of the five will be recognized as the Petco Foundation’s national Unsung Hero Award recipient at the Petco Foundation Lifesaving Awards and their organization will receive a $25,000 grant.