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Hartz donates over 100,000 pet items to animal shelters in Canada

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

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“This donation has given us amazing momentum” said Tiffiny Koback, Shelter Director at the Saskatoon SPCA after accepting over a thousand donated pet items into the already cramped animal shelter. “It can sometimes be a struggle to keep these items in stock for the animals and for fundraising. Now we won’t have to worry about this for months to come.”

The Canadian Federation of Humane Societies was approached by Hartz Canada in August with a large number of pet items they wanted to donate to animal shelters within the CFHS membership. “It’s with great pleasure that Hartz was able to offer these items to shelters across Canada” said Guy Prospero, Vice President of Hartz Canada. “Animal care providers do a tremendous job keeping pets happy and healthy and we hope this donation will help support their efforts.”

Five hundred thousand dollars worth of toys were distributed to over 30 humane societies and SPCAs in Canada. Items included dog and cat toys, rawhides, pet collars, pet shampoo and other pet products courtesy of Hartz Canada. “We are touched by Hartz Canada’s generosity,” said Steve Carroll, Chief Executive Officer, CFHS. “Their donation will help CFHS member societies enrich the stay of surrendered animals in their shelters and help members reach out to the community for support.” Members were encouraged to use the donated items for the animals onsite or in fundraising events that would help benefit the organization.

Many shelters maintain a ‘wish list’ of items they need in order to help the animals in their care. While the Hartz Canada donation will help reduce the need for toys and rawhides in the short term, there are many other items such as blankets, cat litter and Canadian Tire money that shelters need on a regular basis. Contact your local humane society or SPCA to ask them about their wish list.

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