HARTZ SHELTER DONATION PROGRAM PLEDGE OF $3,000,000
HARTZ RECEIVES $1,000,000 WORTH OF SHELTER NOMINATIONSIN TEN DAYS
SECAUCUS, N.J., December 23, 2010 - - 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. Just ten days ago, 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 has been overwhelming. No sooner had the announcement gone out that Hartz was looking for shelters in need, than consumer nominations came in pouring in and, by the time Hartz ships supplies to the nominated shelters, they will have reached their final goal. In July, Hartz pledged to ship up to $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 everyone is 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 of Customer Relations Development. “Sadly, it also reminds us that our animal shelters are really suffering this year, and need everyone’s help. We hope that Hartz Shelter Program will help those shelters we could reach with our donations of pet supplies.”
Thanks to the shelter heroes who nominated their local shelters, Hartz will be sending out 300,000 more pet supply products to 150 shelters across the country. In total, the Hartz Shelter Donation Program will have shipped out 650,000 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
“At first we were overwhelmed at the prospect of accepting over 1,000 items into our cramped animal shelter”, said Tiffiny Koback, Shelter Director at the Saskatoon SPCA, “but this donation gave us amazing momentum, and now we won’t have to worry about keeping these pet supplies in stock for months to come.” Steve Carroll, Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Federation of Humane Societies said that “donations of this nature can serve two critical needs; onsite, to enrich the stay of surrendered animals, and used in fundraisers and adoption drive events which benefit both the organization and the animals.”
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/.