Help Pets in Need with PetSmart’s Buy a Bag
It is always better to give than to receive and PetSmart® is making it extremely easy to give and receive at the same time! This week PetSmart announced some huge news about a new program in celebration of their 30th anniversary. The new “Buy a Bag, Give a Meal™” program will help a lot of pets. For every bag of dog or cat food purchased, PetSmart will donate a meal to pets in need. Food purchases can be made in PetSmart stores across the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico or online. The program will last from March 1-December 31, 2017. To learn more, read the PetSmart press release here.
My dog Simba has such a huge appetite to be such a small dog. He loves to eat! I’m glad that I’m able to provide Simba with food that he loves on a daily basis. Every dog isn’t as blessed as him though unfortunately. Up to 7 million pets enter shelters every year in North America. A lot of pets actually struggle to be fed and it’s not just those that are in animal shelters. Did you know that some families struggle feeding their pets? Only about 20 percent of animal welfare organizations receive pet food donations. Wouldn’t you like to help them? You can quite easily with PetSmart’s new program.
The donated food will not just go to pet shelters and rescues, but also to food banks as well. This is awesome news because pet food is actually pretty rare in food bank programs. Because it’s so rare families in need will feed their pets their human food to make sure that their pet has food to eat. The Buy a Bag, Give a Meal™ program is going to help these families make sure their pets are fed. PetSmart, with its nonprofit partner, PetSmart Charities, has been a leader in adoption, saving more than 7.3 million pets’ lives! PetSmart Charities is the leading funder of animal welfare in North America and has donated about $300 million to date to help pets in need.