PET CHARITY NEWS
CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL PET FOOD MAKES FOOD DONATION AT FLORIDA RESCUE
Chicken Soup for the Soul pet food teamed up with American Humane to deliver 2,000 pounds of food to the animals at the Humane
Society/SPCA of Sumter County in Lake Panasoffkee, Fla. The donation is part of a national campaign called Fill-a-Bowl … Feed-a-Soul to help care for shelter pets waiting for their forever homes.
Together, American Humane and Chicken Soup for the Soul are distributing hundreds of thousands of meals of premium, all-natural Chicken Soup for the Soul Pet Food to U.S. shelters, which house and care for millions of animals each year, and the organizations
are striving to reach a goal of one million meals. The campaign has benefited the animal victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma in
Texas and Florida, as well as those caught in flood-devastated Louisiana, where American Humane set up rescue operations, and
an estimated 75 percent of all homes were destroyed, leaving lost, frightened and hungry animals wandering among the wreckage.
American Humane now works with Chicken Soup for the Soul to identify shelters where a donation of food can do the most good.
The Fill-a-Bowl … Feed-a-Soul campaign is the latest collaboration between American Humane and Chicken Soup for the Soul, which
have worked on several projects together.
IMARC ENGRAVING SYSTEMS DONATES TO HOUSTON
SPCA’S HURRICANE HARVEY EFFORTS
Following the devastation that Hurricane Harvey left in Texas,
Phoenix-based iMARC Engraving Systems donated an iMARC Pet
Tag Engraver Machine and tags to the Houston SPCA to help identify displaced pets.
Houston SPCA cared for thousands of animals, and the organization’s swift-water rescue team helped rescue animals from flooded
homes. The Houston SPCA reunited more than 238 animals, including 40 horses, with their original owners.
iMARC Engraving Systems offers American-made pet tag engravers and supplies. Small enough to fit on most countertops, the
machine requires no training or maintenance. Each system comes
complete with 300 tags and everything retailers need to get started.
PET VALU RAISES FUNDS
FOR HOMELESS ANIMALS,
SETS NEW RECORD
Pet Valu, a chain of pet specialty
stores, collected pet food and supplies for local homeless animals as
part of its annual Thanks for Giving collection drive in November,
raising a total of $477,568 in donations—three times the amount that
the campaign raised last year.
As a result of the month-long
campaign, Pet Valu’s $5 Feed-a-Pet for a Week promotion raised
$344,608 in donations alone, helping to feed 68,921 pets. Pet Valu
also accepted pet product and food
supplies in-store, amounting to
$132,960 in donations.
As each Pet Valu store partnered with a local shelter or rescue to be the recipient of its collection,
all customer contributions stayed in their respective communities and
directly supported local homeless animals.
In 2017, the company bested its corporate-giving record by giving more than $2.56 million for the year, Pet Valu’s 2017 philanthropic efforts benefited more than 1,500 local animal rescues and
advocacy groups; delivered thousands of meals to pets in need;
and helped more than 3,500 homeless animals find new families
through in-store adoptions, said company officials.
“Pet Valu’s story is told on a community-by-community basis,
and 2017 has been an exciting chapter for us to become a part of so
many local towns as not just their go-to pet store, but also their dedicated partner in reaching animals who need us the most,” said Joe
Dent, chief store operations officer for Pet Valu, a chain with stores
in the U.S. and Canada.
Supporting the company’s mission to help pets in their surrounding communities across the country, more than 370 Pet Valu stores
across 13 states participated in 10 fundraising events this year—
including the month-long Thanksgiving collection drive, celebration
of Pet Appreciation Month in April, donations for hurricane victims
in September and a summer fundraiser for the United States War