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How is PetSmart® celebrating their 30th anniversary? They launched their biggest philanthropic endeavor to date! It’s called Buy a Bag, Give a Meal™ and you can participate by doing what you do already…buy your favorite bag of dog or cat food from PetSmart.
For every bag of food sold through their 1,500+ stores in the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico or online, they will donate a meal to a pet in need. According to their press release, PetSmart expects to contribute more than 60 million meals to pet shelters, animal welfare groups, and food banks. This program began on March 1 and will run through December 31, 2017. Here is a quick video from PetSmart with more information on this worthwhile cause.
PetSmart carries a huge variety of dog and cat food brands. That means you can buy your pet’s favorite bag of food and help a less fortunate pet. It is definitely a win/win situation. The nonprofit PetSmart Charities® will be collaborating with other national nonprofits to help distribute the food directly to pets in need.
According to David Haworth, DVM, Ph.D., president of PetSmart Charities, the reality is that over 7 million pets enter shelters each year in North America. While they wait for their forever families, it is up to the shelters to provide food for them. That makes pet food one of the biggest expenses these organizations face. The Buy a Bag, Give a Meal™ program is going to make an enormous difference by offsetting some of this cost.
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Not all pets in need live in shelters. Many have homes with families who rely on food banks. It is estimated that one in seven Americans depends on these services for their own food. Most don’t offer pet food and it is not available for purchase through food assistance programs. That results in many families sacrificing their own food to feed their pets. The Buy a Bag, Give a Meal™ program will help these food banks by providing pet meals for them too.
PetSmart loves pets and it shows from the moment you walk through their doors. Bentley and Pierre love to get their retail therapy at our local store. We are greeted by smiling employees and feel confident that all of our questions are answered by their pet experts. The boys enjoy all of the sights and smells they encounter and are always given lots of attention. There is some rapid-fire tail wagging when a PetSmart salesperson offers special treats to the boys as we stroll up and down the aisles.
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Join me in supporting Buy a Bag, Give a Meal™ throughout 2017. It will make you feel good inside and will make a hungry pet very happy. You can follow PetSmart on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube. #fortheloveofpetsThis is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of PetSmart. The opinions and text are all mine.