Petland Wesley Chapel Donates Portion of Proceeds to Local Charity

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Each month, Petland Wesley Chapel selects a charity to which a portion of the pet store's proceeds are donated. The proceeds from the store's Memorial Day weekend grand opening event and June's proceeds went to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

We also want people to come in and make donations to Lowry Park Zoo

Petland Wesley Chapel recently donated $1,500 to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.

The pet store, which held its grand opening during Memorial Day weekend, donates a portion of its proceeds each month to a local charity, said Vickie Sargent-Kler, who co-owns Petland Wesley Chapel with her husband, Joe Kler.

The Klers have a longstanding relationship with Petland, as well as St. Jude. They owned and operated the Petland in the Lakeland Square Mall for eight years before moving to the larger location in Wesley Chapel. The Lakeland store donated regularly and participated in fundraising activities for the research hospital, which is supported by Petland stores nationwide.

Petland Wesley Chapel will donate a portion of its July proceeds to Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo.

"We also want people to come in and make donations to Lowry Park Zoo," Sargent-Kler said. "They really do an awesome job in the community and they need our support."

Learn More
For more information visit the Petland Wesley Chapel Web site:; call (813) 973-7667; or visit their store at 1926 Bruce B. Downs Blvd.

About Petland Wesley Chapel
Petland Wesley Chapel opened in May 2008. The 4,000 square-foot facility offers a wide selection of exotic birds, puppies, kittens, reptiles and other small animals, as well as a variety of pet supplies. The store's pet counselors are dedicated to matching the right pet with the right customer and meeting the needs of both. To the customers who already have pets, the pet counselors are dedicated to enhancing their knowledge and enjoyment of the human-animal bond.

About St. Jude Children's Hospital
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, located in Memphis, Tenn., is one of the world's premier centers for research and treatment of catastrophic diseases in children, primarily pediatric cancers. About 4,700 patients are seen at St. Jude yearly. Most are treated on a continuing outpatient basis as part of ongoing research programs. The hospital also maintains 60 beds for patients requiring hospitalization during treatment. St. Jude reports treating about 163 patients each day and has treated children in all 50 states and from more than 70 countries. Patients at St. Jude are accepted by physician referral when the child or adolescent is newly diagnosed or suspected of having a disease under research and treatment by the St. Jude staff. ALSAC / St. Jude covers all costs not covered by insurance for medical treatment rendered at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Families without insurance are never asked to pay. During the past five years, 83.7 percent of every dollar received by ALSAC/St. Jude has gone to the current or future needs of St. Jude. For more information on St. Jude, visit the hospital's website at

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