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We are a rescue family – one dog, two cats, and a rabbit, all rescues. I also have a full time job, a child, and of course, a blog. Although I do volunteer with several local rescue organizations, I wish I had more time to serve and money to donate. Unfortunately, I am always short on both! But thanks to PetSmart® and their new Buy a Bag, Give a Meal™it just got easier to help more animals in need!
Buy a Bag, Give a Meal™ Program Details
In celebration of its 30th anniversary, PetSmart just announced the launch of its new Buy a Bag, Give a Meal™ program. For every bag of dog or cat food purchased online and in all its stores across the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico, PetSmart will donate a meal to a pet in need served by shelters, animal rescue organizations, and food banks. PetSmart expects to contribute more than 60 million meals under this program, the biggest philanthropic campaign in its 30-year history. The Buy a Bag, Give a Meal™ program runs from now through the end of the year. So, keep shopping at PetSmart and help feed hungry and homeless pets just by sticking with your normal routine.
According to David Haworth, DVM, Ph.D., president of PetSmart Charities, up to 7 million pets enter shelters every year across North America. A recent survey by PetSmart Charities found that only 20% of the nearly 1,800 animal welfare partners receive pet food donations even though its one of their largest costs each year. Furthermore, it is estimated that one in seven Americans rely on food banks and pantries where pet food is also rare. As a result many families in need have to make the heartbreaking choice of whether they will feed themselves or their beloved pets.
But now, we can all help these animals by purchasing our dog and cat food at PetSmart – something many of us do anyway. Not only will the Buy a Bag, Give a Meal™help animals in shelters, but it will also benefit those who rely on food banks. Having volunteered at a food pantry, I know this is huge need and will be much appreciated and save many lives. You can read the full press release here.
PetSmart, with its nonprofit partner, PetSmart Charities, has been a leader in adoption, saving more than 7.3 million pets’ lives – more adoptions than any other brick-and-mortar organization. PetSmart Charities is the leading funder of animal welfare across North America, donating more funding support – about $300 million to date – to help pets in need.
Ruby is so excited about PetSmart’s Buy a Bag, Give a Meal™that she thinks we should celebrate by letting her eat at the table with us – just this once!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of PetSmart. The opinions and text are all mine.