Press release: Pet Supermarket
Pet Supermarket’s annual “Thanks for Giving” fundraiser returns November 1 to 24. In its fifth year, the campaign will shift to a monetary fundraiser, departing from the pet food drive of past years, to allow the benefiting shelters to dedicate funds where most needed this holiday season.
“To make it even easier for customers and advocates to support pets without furever homes, we’ll be collecting monetary donations in lieu of asking customers to purchase large cans of food,” said Aileen Bilyeu, vice president of marketing at Pet Supermarket.
From the start of November until the day before Thanksgiving, Pet Supermarket customers will be encouraged to donate a dollar amount of their choosing when making an in-store purchase. These funds will be evenly split among 10 shelters and rescues in the Pet Supermarket service area, providing homeless animals with the care they deserve around the holidays.
Those shelters are: Big Dog Ranch Rescue (Loxahatchee Groves, Florida), Gulf Coast Humane Society (Fort Myers, Florida), Humane Society of Greater Miami (North Miami Beach, Florida), Lucky Cat Adoptions (Fleming Island, Florida), Mission K9 Rescue (Needville, Texas), Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League (West Palm Beach, Florida), Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando (Orlando, Florida), Planned PEThood of Georgia (Duluth, Georgia), Slumdog Rescue Crew (Andersonville, Tennessee) and Stepping Stones Canine Rescue (Winston-Salem, North Carolina).
“We are more than a specialty pet supplier,” said Bilyeu. “We are a connector between customers and shelters. Having deep ties in our communities guarantees that we are a go-to resource for everything pet related.”
Pet Supermarket stores will continue to house donation bins where customers can drop off canned pet food and other items for their store-designated community shelters.
Over the summer, Pet Supermarket’s annual fundraiser for the United States War Dogs Association brought in over $400,000 from customer donations. This fundraiser is a community favorite alongside “Thanks for Giving,” which has provided over 125,000 cans of pet food for rescues and shelters in the Pet Supermarket service area.