We’d like to thank those consumers who responded so soon and with such enthusiasm. Sadly, it also reminds us that our animal shelters are really suffering through this economy, and need everyone’s help because their need is enormous."
Secaucus, NJ (PRWEB) December 28, 2009
Entering the holiday season, The Hartz Mountain Corporation, the leading U.S. pet supplies company, still had $1,000,000 worth of pet supplies to donate to local animal shelters. On December 15th, Hartz reached out to pet lovers around the country to nominate local shelters who would like to receive a free shipment of 2,000 Hartz pet supply items. The consumer response was overwhelming. No sooner had the announcement gone out when the email nominations came pouring in. By December 25th, Hartz had already received sufficient nominations to reach the pledge made in July; to ship $3,000,000 of Hartz pet supplies to animal shelters and food banks in the U.S. and Canada, to help shelters and pet owners survive the tough economy.
“It seems pet lovers are in the holiday spirit as we’ve seen a tremendous amount of goodwill from consumers nominating animal shelters from all over the country, and we’d like to thank them for responding so soon and with such enthusiasm,” said Bob Shipley, Hartz Senior Vice President. “Sadly, it also reminds us that our animal shelters are really suffering through this economy, and need everyone’s help because their need is enormous. We hope that we have been able to help those shelters we could reach this year with Hartz Shelter Program pet supply shipments.”
Thanks to the consumer shelter heroes who nominated their local shelters, Hartz will be sending out 300,000 more pet supply products to150 shelters across the country. As the shipments go out, http://www.Hartz.com hopes to feature the Hartz Shelter Heroes who made it possible for so many shelters to receive them. In total, the Hartz Shelter Program will have shipped over 600,000 pet products. Among the items shipped, were dog biscuits and bones, meat treats, rawhide, chews, puppy pads, collars and leashes, bowls, toys, grooming products and bedding, flea and tick treatments, vitamins and dental care products, bird seed, rabbit and small animal food.
About The Hartz Mountain Corporation: The Hartz Mountain Corporation is the leading manufacturer and marketer of pet care products in the United States and Canada. For 80 years, Hartz has provided pet owners with the highest quality products – innovative solutions developed with proven science and love for companion animals. Based in Secaucus, New Jersey, Hartz offers more than 1,500 products for dogs, cats, birds, small animals, reptiles and fish, each dedicated to the health and well-being of household pets. The Hartz Mountain Corporation is owned by Sumitomo Corporation of America (SCOA), together with its parent, Sumitomo Corporation, Japan (SC), an integrated global trading company. For more information please visit http://www.hartz.com.
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