As “National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day” approaches on Saturday, April 30, Pet Supermarket, a specialty pet supply retailer with over 200 stores across the U.S. Southeast, is continuing its commitment to local rescues and shelters. From Friday, May 6, to Sunday, May 22, Pet Supermarket’s Lend A Paw fundraiser gives pet parents the opportunity to support abandoned animals in need of food, shelter and veterinary care.
During the fundraiser, visitors to all Pet Supermarket locations can contribute to the rescues and shelters in their communities by:
- Purchasing a $5 limited-edition bandana and showing off their pet’s style on social media with the hashtag #LendAPawForPets
- Providing a monetary donation of their choosing at checkout
- Adopting an animal in need from their local Pet Supermarket at the storewide adoption event on Saturday, May 21
All proceeds from bandana sales and donations will be divided among 14 rescues and shelters in Pet Supermarket’s service areas. They will be used to support animals like Granola, a puppy in the care of Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando that was treated for injuries sustained to his legs before finding his “furever” home.
“Donations from supporters allowed Granola to get the medical care he needed, including a medicine to treat a severe infection and regular veterinary checks to monitor his progress,” according to Pet Alliance. “Without donations and support from companies like Pet Supermarket, Granola would not have been able to get the medical care needed to identify his medical needs and set him up for success.”
Additional recipient rescues and shelters include: Florida Pointers Rescue (New Smyrna Beach, 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), PAWsitive Supporters (Marietta, Georgia), Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League (West Palm Beach, Florida), Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando (Orlando, Florida), Pita & Pecan’s Animal Refuge (Hayden, Alabama), Saving Sage Animal Rescue Foundation (Fort Lauderdale, Florida), Stepping Stones Canine Rescue (Winston-Salem, North Carolina), Southeastern Guide Dogs (Palmetto, Florida) and Young-Williams Animal Center (Knoxville, Tennessee).
Through Pet Supermarket’s charitable giving initiatives, the retailer has raised over $750,000 in just the last year for rescues, shelters and canine military heroes.
“Friendship and loyalty are the foundations that pets provide us,” said Jonathan Rodriguez, Pet Supermarket’s Senior Manager of Campaign Strategy and Creative Development. “As an organization, Pet Supermarket is proud return the favor to the pets in our communities by strengthening local rescues and shelters.”
About Pet Supermarket
Pet Supermarket is a one-stop pet shop for customers, offering a broad selection of premium pet food, supplies and services sold by trained professional staff who provide knowledgeable and friendly advice, enhancing the overall customer experience. Pet Supermarket has over 200 stores that provide pet parents with the convenience to shop locally in a community-oriented and caring environment, delivered by employees who develop lasting connections with their customers. To learn more about Pet Supermarket, visit https://www.petsupermarket.com.
About Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando
Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando was founded in 1937 as the Orlando Humane Society. Since then, the organization has worked hard to provide positive and safe outcomes for pets. Today, Pet Alliance has a dedicated focus on the welfare and well-being of dogs and cats in Orange, Seminole and Osceola Counties. As the “go to” experts in Greater Orlando, they do good things for dogs and cats and the people who love them. Their goal is to provide compassionate and knowledgeable services for pets and to be leaders in innovative animal care and veterinary medicine. More than 5,000 surrendered pets and homeless animals turn to the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando for caring, compassion and hope through their shelters each year. Pet Alliance provides food, medical care and shelter for dogs and cats until they find their new homes. In addition to providing housing and care, Pet Alliance works to develop progressive and innovative programs that help keep pets and people together. Pet Alliance also provides low-cost spay/neuter surgeries and animal wellness through their public veterinary clinics. Their shelter programs are supported entirely by donations from the community they serve. For more information on Pet Alliance, donations and to see available pets for adoption in real-time, visit www.petallianceorlando.com.