donation of $100,000 in pet food and products, and grew through the generosity of the
pet chains’ customers, employees and vendors across the country. In all, Pet Valu stores
collected $232,220 worth of donations, and $114,938 was collected at Pet Supermarket
stores. Pet Valu also donated an extra 116 pallets of pet care essentials, estimated at over
$313,200 in value.
All of the funds that the Petco Foundation raised during its All For Saving Lives campaign in Petco stores and online through Sept. 10 will directly support animal welfare
organizations in the South Texas and Louisiana region.
Located in San Antonio, the Petco Foundation began reaching out to south Texas
and Louisiana animal welfare organizations ahead of Hurricane Harvey to proactively
provide supplies and support as organizations prepared to evacuate pets and take in
displaced animals. In early September, organizations throughout southern Texas, including Houston, Corpus Christi, San Antonio and Austin, as well as those in impacted
areas of Louisiana have received supplies and/or pledges of grant funding to support
their Hurricane Harvey response and recovery efforts.
The All for Saving Lives campaign, which launched on Aug. 19, celebrates the
life-changing impact of pets.
Petland drove to Houston with the Ross County Humane Society. The Ross County Humane Society delivered donations for victims of Hurricane Harvey and brought some
adoptable dogs and/or puppies back to Ohio to open up needed space.
The retailer donated more than 1,200 pounds of dog food along with crates, canine
ear cleaners and prebiotics to the Ross County Humane Society for the organization’s
trip to Houston. Petland, which has headquarters in Chillicothe, Ohio, also provided
Ross County Humane Society with $300 for gas and travel expenses.
To ensure all of the donations went where they were most needed, Petland secured
a large cargo van to assist with the delivery.
Petland Chillicothe general manager Krystal Reveal drove the van and made the
journey with the local humane society.
Petland Charities also collected donations at participating locations through Oct. 1,
which will benefit the Houston and Florida Keys Societies for the Prevention of Cruelty
to Animals (SPCA) to support hurricanes Harvey and Irma relief efforts.
Petmate in Arlington, Texas, donated needed supplies to shelters and rescue organizations in the Dallas-Fort Worth area like the Humane Society of North Texas, SPCA of
Texas and Rescue Bank Dallas to aid in their efforts at housing thousands of displaced
Petmate also provided crates, kennels, leashes, blankets and more to several rescue
teams and charity partners, like the MuttNation Foundation and Jackson Galaxy Foundation, which made trips to Houston and the surrounding areas to transport pets out
of the affected areas.
Additionally, Petmate’s employees made a commitment to collect funds to donate to
the American Red Cross on behalf of the company.
PetSmart Charities made an initial commitment of $1 million in grants to support animal welfare organizations working on the front lines to help pets and pet families in
need in the areas affected by Hurricane Irma. With this commitment, the organization
has pledged a combined $3 million in funding for the rescue, relief and recovery efforts
following Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.
To help its nonprofit partner champion these efforts, and in response to shoppers in
its stores asking for ways to help, PetSmart set up a dedicated financial donation system
at checkout in all of its U.S.-based stores where shoppers could donate directly to pets
and people impacted by natural disasters in increments of $1, $2, $5 or $10.
In addition to providing funds, and continuing to assess the funding needs going
forward, PetSmart Charities coordinated deliveries of pet food and supplies to organizations working in the trenches. Prior to Hurricane Irma, the nonprofit delivered three
truckloads of pet food donated through PetSmart’s philanthropic Buy A Bag, Give A
Meal program and coordinated the delivery of 2,500 crates to be used for rescue efforts
in the affected areas.
PHILLIPS PET FOOD & SUPPLIES
The distributor, which has headquarters in Easton, Pa., offered the use of its facility in
Arlington, Texas, to store donated pet food and supplies, which were to be distributed
throughout the areas affected by the hurricane. Phillips utilized its fleet of trucks to
transport and facilitate the delivery of requested supplies to relief organizations wherever needed.
Based on the immediate needs that have been identified through the relief organizations, Phillips Pet Food & Supplies donated Dream Crates wire crates to help in the safe
transportation of rescued and stray companion animals.
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REBER RANCH AND PET CENTRAL
Reber Ranch and Pet Central partnered with the Seattle Humane Society to help assist
the animals that were in Texas shelters prior to the hurricane hitting.
“The Seattle Humane Society has taken in hundreds of dogs and cats that have been
in Texas shelters prior to Hurricane Harvey so the Texas-based shelters can make room
for the pets that need a temporary home while their families rebuild their homes and
lives from damage Harvey caused,” said Carrie Estrada, marketing manager for
Reber Ranch in Kent, Wash. “Knowing this, we wanted to do our part to contribute
to the Seattle Humane Society. It is admirable what they are doing to care for all
To support Seattle Humane Society’s disaster relief program, Reber Ranch and
Pet Central collected donations in its stores and matched 100 percent of all donations
made. The final in-store donation total was $1,340, and with Reber Ranch and Pet
Central’s match, a check was made out to the Seattle Humane Society for $2,680.
In addition, Reber Ranch donated 2,250 pounds of dog food and 750 pounds of cat
SitStayGo is helping Hurricane Harvey victims through its Give2Get program.
Through the Montclair, N.J.-based company’s launch and the upcoming holiday
season, a portion of each sale will be shared with Houston SPCA to help some of the
most vulnerable victims of the devastating hurricane.
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