‘Marley’ Prompts Dog Food, Blanket Drive

Denver residents can participate in holiday drive inspired by “Marley & Me.”

Posted: December 12, 2008, 5 a.m. EST

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The new film “Marley & Me” – based on the bestselling book about a family and its rambunctious Labrador Retriever – inspired the American Humane Association to help collect dog food and blankets for Denver-area animal shelters and rescue groups.

Residents of the Denver metro area are welcome to drop off unopened bags and cans of dog food and blankets at participating locations, including Denver area Suncor Energy/Phillips 66 sites and independently owned pet stores. Suncor Energy/Phillips 66 sites will also be hosting a donation drive at the cash registers of its Denver-area locations so patrons can make monetary donations to American Humane during the holiday drive.

The donated goods will be distributed to Safe Harbor Lab Rescue, Rocky Mountain Lab Rescue, Retriever Rescue of Colorado, The Misha May Foundation, and the Evergreen Animal Protective League. The “12 Days of Marley – Dog Food and Blanket Drive,” ends Friday, Dec. 12.

Marie Belew Wheatley, president and CEO of American Humane, said the organization was proud that 20th Century Fox stepped up for animal shelters and that they want to make an impact on the lives of animals. “Although shelters and rescues always rely on the kind hearts of their volunteers and donors, this season the organizations have been hit especially hard because they are receiving fewer donations and are overcrowded, driven in part by the rising tide of home foreclosures,” she said.

American Humane’s Film & TV Unit was on set during the production of “Marley & Me,” and awarded the film its “No Animals Were Harmed” end-credit disclaimer.

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Anna   Maple Grove, MN

12/12/2008 2:48:35 PM

What a neat thing! I'm sure all those shelter dogs will love it- what a great cause!

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Mary   Battle Creek, MI

12/12/2008 12:35:39 PM

Great Idea!

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D   Indy, IN

12/12/2008 5:51:32 AM

good idea!

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