Help Feed Hungry Cats and Dogs With The PetSmart® Buy A Bag, Give a Meal™ Program
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Whenever I take Teddy the dog or Garfield the cat to PetSmart®, they know three things are going to happen:
- They’re going to get a treat (and attention)
- Mom will be buying some goodies and
- A donation will be made to PetSmart Charities®.
PetSmart Charities® is a nonprofit animal welfare organization that saves the lives of homeless pets and it’s one of my favorite charities to donate to. I’ve met a few of the people behind PetSmart Charities® and I’m always impressed by their dedication and passion towards helping animals.
As amazing as PetSmart Charities® is, they would not exist had it not been for the founders of PetSmart. When they learned that an estimated 7 million pets enter U.S. shelters but approximately 3 million never find homes, they took action and voila, PetSmart Charities® was born.
To further their commitment to helping animals in need, and to help celebrate their 30th anniversary, PetSmart just announced their Buy A Bag Give A Meal™ program. For every bag of dog or cat food purchased online and at its stores across the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico, PetSmart® will donate a meal to a pet in need served by pet shelters, animal welfare organizations and food banks. This means you and I can help feed hungry cats and dogs in need!
The program will run from March 1st to December 31, 2017, and PetSmart estimates it will donate at least 60 million meals to cats and dogs in need. I can’t tell you how happy this program makes me. I’ve witnessed the financial difficulties that shelters go through and the Buy A Bag, Give A Meal™ program is going to make a HUGE difference. I think David Haworth, DVM, Ph.D., president of PetSmart Charities, sums it up best,
“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.”
You can read PetSmart’s Buy A Bag, Give A Meal™ press release in full by clicking here.
P.S. If you’re ever in the Richmond area, stop by PetSmart. You just might spot Garfield and I cruising the aisles, soaking up attention, and helping pets in need.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of PetSmart. The opinions and text are all mine.