TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 23, 2013) -
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Canada's leading pet retailer Pet Valu, and its family of stores, is celebrating some paw-some news for pets in need!
Thanks to the generous support of pet lovers, Pet Valu, Paulmac's and Bosley's raised over $1 million in cash and supplies to support abandoned, homeless and abused animals in Pet Valu communities across the country. Not only did the Pet Valu family of stores exceed its fundraising goal of $825,000, Pet Valu stores found forever homes for 1,757 pets in need ― surpassing their goal of finding 1,200 adoptive homes.
Throughout April, during Pet Appreciation Month, pet lovers were invited to visit Pet Valu, Paulmac's and Bosley's locations across the country to show their support by buying an official PAW for $1, $2, $5 or $10 or donate much needed products and supplies.
Pet lovers also had the opportunity to learn about local pets in need of loving homes as Pet Valu stores partnered with local shelters and charities to host in-store adoptions during their National Adoption Weekend.
"We're so grateful and touched by the outpouring of support from our customers and fellow pet lovers across Canada," says Julie Johnston, VP Merchandising & Marketing, Pet Valu. "This outstanding result means Pet Valu can help even more dedicated shelters and charities across the country continue to care and find homes for pets in need," says Julie.
Julie says that greater awareness for Pet Appreciation Month, amazing local support by Pet Valu customers, franchisees and local events including mobile vet clinics and face painting all helped contribute to this year's extraordinary fundraising result.
About Pet Valu
Pet Valu, Inc. (www.petvalu.com) is a Canadian specialty retailer of pet food and pet-related supplies with more than 500 stores across Canada and the US. The Pet Valu family of stores consists of Pet Valu Canada, Pet Valu US, Paulmac's Pet Foods and Bosley's Pet Foods. The Pet Valu family prides themselves on providing pet owners with the best selection of pet care items at competitive prices, together with Pet Expert service, at convenient, neighborhood store locations. They offer over 7,000 products, including a broad assortment of premium, super premium and holistic private label brands scientifically developed by internal nutritionists.
Pet Valu, Paulmac's and Bosley's team members are true Pet Experts and they are happy to use their knowledge and experience to help find the right nutrition and other solutions for your pets. Their stores are heavily involved in their communities, teaming up with animal rescues and adoption programs, and fundraising for animal shelters.
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