Pet Supplies Plus, the largest and most trusted pet retail franchise in the United States, has raised a total of $22,160 for Best Friends Animal Society through their ‘Play On Charity Holiday’ Plush Toys sales during the 2020 holiday season. Dedicated to making the U.S. no-kill, Best Friends Animal Society helps nearly 3,000 shelters and rescue groups around the country with essential resources and innovative solutions tailored to meet individual communities’ needs, allowing their teams to save as many shelter animals as possible.
Best Friends Animal Society received 10 percent of sales from the purchase of these plush toys which came in three styles – Giraffe, Bear and Monkey. Those who purchased a toy could then donate it to Pet Supplies Plus’ Give-A-Gift donation drive, an annual initiative that supports a local shelter of that store’s choosing. As a result, more than $16,600 was raised with this program with the funds donated directly to dozens of shelters across the nation.
Best Friends Animal Society is a leading national animal welfare organization dedicated to saving the lives of shelter dogs and cats. In additional to running programs in partnership with thousands of animal welfare groups across the country, the organization operates the nation’s largest no-kill sanctuary for companion animals. A pioneer in the no-kill movement, Best Friends Animal Society has helped reduce the number of animals killed in shelters nationwide from an estimated 17 million a year to around 625,000. Determined to bring the country to no-kill by the year 2025, Best Friends is working collaboratively with shelters, rescue groups and other organizations to end the killing and Save Them All®.
During the time of this promotion, Pet Supplies Plus also held a “round-up-the-change” initiative asking neighbors to round up their purchase and donate their change to Best Friends Animal Society. This brought in an extra $5,538.62, bringing the total donation to $22,160.42.
“Pets have the power to bring people together and provide comfort and joy in the homes of our neighbors and within their communities,” said Chris Rowland, CEO of Pet Supplies Plus. “At Pet Supplies Plus we support Best Friends Animal Society’s mission to reduce the number of animals killed in shelters nationwide and we know that the donation from our holiday Plush Toys and round-up-the-change campaign will help Best Friends continue to do the amazing work they do.”
“We could not be more grateful to Pet Supplies Plus for their efforts and generous donation to Best Friends Animal Society,” said Candi Maciel, Director of Corporate Partnerships, Best Friends Animal Society. “With these funds, we will be able to continue to work toward our mission of reducing the number of animals killed in shelters nationwide. We’re honored that Pet Supplies Plus cares as much for animals as we do and we’re excited to continue our work for the no-kill movement.”