Petland Heath Begins Shelter Effort
Petland in Heath, Ohio is helping support families who find the right pet at the Licking County Dog Shelter and Adoption Center.
Beginning Feb. 1, any individual or family who adopts a dog from the Licking County Dog Shelter will receive a $25 Petland gift card and free 4 lb. bag of dog food.
Hope Mills, the general manager of Petland Heath, has been providing assistance for canines in the Heath area. Petland Heath is currently supporting and/or feeding more than 25 area K-9 units, including teams from Licking County Sheriff, Newark Police, Pataskala Police, Heath Police, Somerset Police and Granville. Petland also helps support the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ K-9 units, as well as ORDA’s Search and Rescue units.
“The Licking County Dog Shelter and Adoption Center appreciates Petland’s donation of gift cards and dog food for our dog adopters at the Heath store,” said David Shellhouse, Licking County’s Chief Dog Warden. “Their support through general manager Hope Mills, of monthly adoption events for our shelter dogs at the store has resulted in adoptions and exposure for the shelter.”
Customers receive their $25 gift card upon completion of their adoption paperwork at the dog shelter and receive their dog food when redeeming their gift card at the store.
The gift card program has been incorporated into Petland Charities, whose mission is to help support shelters and service animals. The program was piloted at the Ross County Humane Society in Chillicothe, Ohio.