The COVID19 pandemic has impacted many organizations nationwide, and animal shelters and rescues are no exception. In an effort to help these community organizations, as well as celebrate the pets in our lives, Pet Valu is hosting Pet Appreciation Month this September.
From September 1-30, 2020, customers will have the paw-portunity to participate in the celebration and fundraiser benefiting their local shelters and rescues by:
- Purchasing a $5, limited-edition pet bandana (100 percent of the proceeds support local organizations)
- Making a monetary donation of any amount of their choosing, which will be featured on a paper paw to be hung in the store’s windows in recognition of the donation
- Adopting a new family member at a local Pet Valu store during National Adoption Weekend, September 26-27, 2020
Last year, Pet Valu helped fundraise more than $400,000 for local rescues and shelters through this effort.
“Pet Appreciation Month is an important annual initiative during which we collect much needed funds and food product for rescues in our local communities. While we had to postpone this year’s fundraiser, originally scheduled for April, we know that rescues have been greatly affected by COVID-19 and need our help more than ever,” said Ally Homa, Pet Valu’s senior marketing manager.
For more information about Pet Appreciation Month and Pet Valu’s philanthropic efforts, visit https://givingback.us.petvalu.com/national/pet-appreciation-month/.
About Pet Valu
Pet Valu is a specialty retailer of premium pet food, treats, toys and accessories. Their pet-friendly stores offer over 7,000 products including holistic and premium brands of pet foods and treats as well as a wide selection of essential and innovative pet supplies to suit every budget. Chain-wide, Pet Valu is dedicated to helping local pets in need and by partnering with local shelters, rescues and charities through national donation drives and fundraising campaigns. Pet Valu employees are Pet Experts and pet lovers, too.