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Hey guys! Wally…along with Ernie…here. We’ve mentioned before that the mom volunteers at our local animal shelter. She says she can’t believe how many bags of food the shelter goes through on a weekly basis feeding all the dogs and cats that are there waiting to find their forever homes. Food is a major expense for most animal shelters…we know it is for ours.
And it’s not only animals in shelters that need food. Did you know that many food banks now have pet foods so people who use the food banks for their own food source can get foods for their pets there as well? People who may have been forced to surrender their pets to a shelter because they couldn’t afford to feed them can now keep their pets. And the fewer animals that end up in shelters, the better. The mom just recently donated some of the food we don’t eat to our local food bank. But the food banks need more food so more people can take advantage of this.
Animal shelters and food banks rely on donations, but according to a recent survey, only about 20% actually receive donations. So when PetSmart® announced this week its biggest donation program ever aimed to help feed thousands of animals, we had to share the news with you.
In celebration of its 30th Anniversary, PetSmart has launched a new donation program called “Buy a Bag, Give a Meal™.” For every bag of dog or cat food, no matter the brand or size, that is purchased online or at any of its over 1500 stores in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico, PetSmart will donate a meal to a pet in need at pet shelters, animal welfare organizations and food banks. You can read the PetSmart press release HERE.
PetSmart expects to contribute more than 60 million meals through this program – its biggest philanthropic effort ever!
Philanthropic…that’s a BIG word for you, Wally.
Well, Ernie, this Buy a Bag, Give a Meal™ program is a BIG deal!
Pet parents, you need to buy food for your cat or dog, right? And we know you want to help animals in need. PetSmart has now made it easy for you to do both. When you buy your pet’s food at PetSmart, you will be helping to feed thousands of needy cats and dogs as well. How great is that?!?
Watch this cool video that explains more about the Buy a Bag, Give a Meal™ program.
The Buy a Bag, Give a Meal™ program runs March 1 through December 31, 2017. We hope you all will take advantage of this great program by shopping for your pet’s food at PetSmart and help feed thousands of cats and dogs in need.
For 30 years, PetSmart, along with its nonprofit partner, PetSmart Charities, has been a leader in pet adoption, saving more than 7.3 million pets’ lives. PetSmart Charities leads in funding across North America for animal welfare, donating about $300 million to date to help pets in need.
Thanks, PetSmart! We love companies that give back to the animals! And Happy Anniversary, too!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of PetSmart. The opinions and text are all mine.