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 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.
During the time of this promotion, Pet Supplies Plus also held a "round-up-the-change" initiative asking customers 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.”