June 20, 2022

Mondou Raises Record $375,000 in Donations during 5th Edition of Mondou Mondon Campaign

Mondou has more than doubled its fundraising target by raising $375,000 in the last few weeks as part of the 5th edition of its Mondou Mondon campaign for shelters. This major fundraising campaign, which was held in the 77 Mondou stores across Quebec as well as online at Mondou.com, ran from April 28 to June 12, 2022. In total, more than $900,000 were donated to animal shelters in the last five years thanks to the extraordinary generosity of Mondou’s loyal customers, partners and employees.

The sum of $375,000 raised this year constitutes a record amount since the Mondou Mondon campaign for shelters was first introduced in 2018. In comparison, approximately $130,000 were raised last year during the 4th edition of the campaign.

“On behalf of the extended Mondou family and the shelters that will benefit from these donations, I extend my warmest thanks to everyone who contributed to raising this record sum! This initiative aims to help shelters, which suffer from a lack of resources and funding. It comes at a timely moment with moving day looming; a time where many cats and dogs are unfortunately abandoned by their owners each year, especially given that an unprecedented number of Quebecers have adopted a pet since the onset of the pandemic. Thanks to the dedicated work of shelter workers, many of these animals have hope of finding a new family that will care for them for the rest of their lives,” said Pierre Leblanc, Mondou’s general manager.

The funds raised this year will be redistributed among several shelters across Quebec, including in the Greater Montreal area, the South Shore, Laurentians, Laval, Lanaudière, Montérégie, Estrie, Outaouais, Mauricie, Quebec, Beauce, Bois-Francs, Chaudières-Appalaches and Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean regions. In order to help as many animals as possible, Mondou has pledged to support some 30 shelters and to finance special projects in our partner shelters. The proceeds raised will mainly go towards the spaying and neutering of animals, the renovation of the shelters, the purchase of equipment and food, medical fees and the holding of microchipping clinics and adoption events.

For this 5th edition of the Mondou Mondon campaign for shelters, the public was invited to contribute by making a donation at the cash register or online, by redeeming their Cuddle Club Program points or by purchasing a bucket of sweets by Quebec- based company Kandju.

Since it was founded in 1938, Mondou has been committed to supporting a number of causes dedicated to animal welfare. In addition to its annual Mondou Mondon fundraising campaign for the Mira Foundation, which raised more than $2.5 million in seven years, the Quebec family-run company donates a million dollars’ worth of food to more than 25 shelters each year, which represents 12,000 kg per month.

Mondou has also inaugurated four adoption zones for cats from rescue shelters at its Saint- Jérôme, Anjou, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu and Joliette store locations since 2019. The objective is to give a second chance to animals by helping them avoid euthanasia, given the current context of overpopulation in the shelters. To date, more than 500 cats have been taken in by new, loving families.

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