PetSmart, PetSmart Charities Donate 1 Million Meals To Pets In Need

Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Lauren Coley Sawyer

PetSmart Charities 1 million meals PACC 0001In September, PetSmart®, PetSmart Charities®, and PetSmart Charities of Canada™ celebrated a milestone of donating one million meals to pets in need through philanthropic pet food brands sold in PetSmart stores.  Over the past few months, PetSmart Charities and PetSmart Charities of Canada have delivered truckloads of food to more than 20 animal welfare organizations and pet food banks across the United States and Canada. 



PetSmart Charities 1 million meals PACC 0002On Thursday, September 15, 2016, PetSmart and PetSmart Charities delivered 150,000 pounds of DOG for DOG® DOGSFOOD to Pima Animal Care Center (PACC) in Tucson, Arizona.  This donation – the equivalent of 300,000 meals – completed the 1 million-plus meal donation across North America.   




PetSmart Charities 1 million meals PACC 0003Rocky Kanaka, founder of DOG for DOG® and host of “Save our Shelter” on the CW, was on hand to help volunteers from PetSmart, PetSmart Charities and PACC unload the meals into the shelter’s warehouse.  Three adoptable dogs from PACC  – Gracie, Tank and Oscar – stopped by to be among the first to taste test the food donation.




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According to PACC, Pima County’s only open admission shelter, the shelter typically spends more than $80,000 a year on dog food alone.  This donation will last the shelter a year and half, providing meals for more than 20,000 dogs in need and allowing the shelter to use their limited funds to provide services for pets in need, such as veterinary care.

Over the last two years, PetSmart Charities has invested more than $1 million into Pima County to help PACC become a shelter where more than 90 percent of its pets it takes in are saved.








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