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January 22, 2019

Press release: Petland

The Ross County Humane Society (RCHS) and Petland Charities are excited to announce their partnership to provide food for the dogs housed at the shelter during 2019. The program, which begins February 1, will provide Petland’s private label Heartland Naturals dog food at no cost to the shelter.

RCHS Executive Director Jenn Thomas is excited by the opportunity Petland has provided the shelter. “While we’ve had food donations in the past to feed our dogs, that program recently became unfeasible for us. Petland Charities stepping up will save our shelter thousands of dollars we would have otherwise spent on food that can now be redirected to other aspects of providing care, like medical needs and outreach.”

Petland Charities also provided the shelter staff with a one-hour educational session on Heartland Naturals food, ingredients, feeding requirements, and other details about the program.

“We are grateful for this opportunity to provide consistent, nutritional food to the dogs at RCHS. Jenn does a fantastic job promoting the shelter and finding homes for dogs in the community and we are happy to be able to support her efforts any way we can,” said Petland Charities Executive Director Steve Huggins.

In addition to the food donation contract, for every dog adopted at Ross County Humane Society Petland Charities will be providing a free bag of Heartland Naturals food in addition to a $50 gift card to help the adopter purchase necessary supplies for their newly adopted furry friend. Since March of 2016, Petland has redeemed more than $50,000 in gift cards from RCHS adopters.

The average adoption fee for an adult dog at Ross County Humane Society is $132 which includes the above listed, as well as first vaccines, deworming, microchipping, 2019 Ross County dog tags, and having the dog spay/neutered.

The shelter is open Monday thru Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at 2308 Lick Run Road, Chillicothe, Ohio 45601. Adoption applications as well as information about all of the dogs available for adoption can be found on the website.

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