Everyone knows there are so many pets in need! Not every pet is as lucky as we are to have a nice home with food, love, and pretty much everything we could ever need. Our kitties were both shelter pets and they understand the importance of getting a good meal better than many pets with homes!
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Today, I received a press release from PetSmart® announcing the launch of their Buy a Bag, Give a Meal™ program in celebration of the their 30th anniversary. According to what I read, for every bag of dog or cat food purchased online and at 1,500-plus PetSmart stores across the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico, they will donate a meal to a pet in need. The program runs March 1-Dec. 31, 2017. How pawsome is that? You can read the press release yourself by clicking here!
David Haworth, DVM, Ph.D., president of PetSmart Charities, estimates that up to 7 million pets enter shelters every year across North America. That’s a lot of pets! As I read further, I found out PetSmart plans to donate some 60 million meals to pets in need with this program! These numbers were enough to blow me right over! Imagine how many pets that will feed! The Buy a Bag, Give a Meal™ program is PetSmart’s largest philanthropic campaign ever!
My sisters were going out to run errands so I sent them to PetSmart to check it out. They sniffed out the dog food aisle. So you don’t forget about the program, there were handy reminder signs by the bags of food in all the aisles! PetSmart will not only be donating meals to shelters, they will also donate to food pantries and food shelves since many folks who shop there also have pets in need at home!
Think of how thrilled this shelter dog is to have a nice meal – all because someone bought a bag of food at PetSmart and one meal was donated. (photo compliments of PetSmart®)
Bailie and Madison checked the cat food aisles too since our kitties were once pets in need. Sure enough, the reminder signs were placed there as well! The Buy a Bag, Give a Meal™ program includes all brands and sizes of dog and cat food bags purchased from PetSmart, either online or in a store. Their nonprofit partner PetSmart Charities will collaborate with national nonprofits to help distribute the pet food donations to pets in need.
If you buy a bag of kitty food, you will help a kitty like this one get a good meal in its little tummy. How simple is that? (photo compliments of PetSmart®)
Watch this short video to see how exactly the PetSmart Buy a Bag, Give a Meal™ program works and how easy it is for you to help pets in need buy purchasing food for your own pet!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of PetSmart. The opinions and text are all mine.