Are you looking for ways to help pets in need?
In conjunction with PetSmart® 30th anniversary, they launched an exciting program on how to help pets in need, Buy A Bag, Give a Meal™.
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Help Pets In Need, Buy A Bag, Give a Meal™ at PetSmart
Did you know that up to 7 million pets enter shelters each year? Pet food is a significant operating expense for many animal welfare organizations. On a recent PetSmart Charities survey, only 20% of 1,800 animal welfare organizations receive pet food donations and about 8 percent are on contract with pet food brands to receive subsidized pet food.
Also, according to David Haworth, DVM, Ph.D., president of PetSmart Charities, not all pets in need live in shelters. Some pets in need live with pet parents who rely on food banks. Pet food is rare in food banks and one in seven Americans rely on these facilities. Many of these pet parents sacrifice their own food, feeding their beloved pets human food to ensure they have something to eat.
“We are proud to team up with PetSmart on this important philanthropic initiative in celebration of its 30 years in business. These food donations are key to helping animal welfare organizations free up precious resources so they can continue their life-saving work, as well as deliver pet food as an option at food banks and pantries. We look forward to seeing the impact this significant pet food donation will make to close the gap on this critical and essential need in animal welfare.”
– David Haworth, DVM, Ph.D., PetSmart Charities President
For Every Bag of Dog or Cat Food Purchased, PetSmart Will Donate a Meal to Pets in Need
For every bag of dog or cat food purchased online and in-store across the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico, the leading pet specialty retailer will donate a meal to a pet in need.
“At PetSmart we love pets, and we believe they make us better people. To celebrate our 30 years of continued commitment to helping pets in need every day and as a trusted partner to pet parents everywhere, we want to celebrate by giving back even more. Throughout 2017, every time pet parents purchase any bag of dog or cat food in our stores or online; they can rest assured they are also helping feed pets in need. When their pets eat, pets in need eat, too. It’s that simple.”
– Eran Cohen, PetSmart Chief Customer Experience Officer
PetSmart Give A Meal To A Pets In Need
Buy A Bag, Give a Meal™ program runs March 1-Dec. 31, 2017. It includes all brands and sizes of dog and cat food bags. PetSmart is expecting to donate more than 60 million meals. To learn more, read the Petsmart Press Release. For more information on PetSmart’s Buy a Bag, Give a Meal program, see PetSmart.com/giveameal and PetSmart.ca/giveameal.
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Help Pets In Need with PetSmart’s Buy A Bag, Give a Meal™!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of PetSmart. The opinions and text are all mine.