In 2020, the John R. Peterson (JRP) Foundation was established with the mission to ensure better, longer lives for companion animals. The Foundation strives to tackle and alleviate those conditions that cause animals to be placed into shelters and rescues. Here is a milestone timeline of the JRP Foundation’s work.
February 2020The John R. Peterson Foundation is established with a mission to ensure better, longer lives for companion animals.
July 2020The John R. Peterson Trust donates $1M dollars to the San Diego Zoological Society. This amazing gift will fund a veterinary residency program at the San Diego Zoo.
JRP Foundation was a major sponsor of the largest pet rescue flight in history, organized to alleviate the challenges faced by shelters in Hawaiian islands due to the strict lockdown from COVID-19 pandemic. The flight carried over 600 dogs and cats from quarantined shelters landed in Boeing field, Seattle, where receiving rescuers were waiting.
Dr. Laura Bunke
2021 - 2022
John R. Peterson Foundation Veterinary Resident
The John R. Peterson Foundation provides funding to renovate and equip the Ringworm Treatment building on the Lucky Dog Animal Rescue South Carolina campus. The building becomes fully operational in December 2022.