Chuck & Don’s Donates to Pet Rescue Groups
Two Minnesota rescues will share the company’s donation of $33,321.
Posted: April 4, 2009, 5 a.m. EDT
Chuck & Don’s Pet Food Outlet, a Mahtomedi, Minn.-based pet food and supplies retailer, recently donated $33,321 to local pet rescue groups. The money was donated as part of the company’s annual Holiday Paw Print Campaign.
Pictured from left to right are Beryl Board, co-executive director, RAGOM; Chuck Anderson, founder and CFO, Chuck & Don’s Pet Food Outlet; Dana Andresen, director of operations, Chuck & Don’s Pet Food Outlet; and Nancy Minion, president, Second Chance Animal Rescue.
“It’s our way of funneling funds to the rescues, our way of being able to coordinate an effort that’s going to make a difference in spay-neuter initiatives and reduce pet overpopulation,” said Dana Andresen, director of operations for Chuck & Don’s.
During the Holiday Paw Print Campaign, customers who donate $1 or more can fill out a palm-sized paw print. The paw prints are then displayed in the windows of all 13 Chuck & Don’s stores as a show of support for the campaign recipients.
The 2008 recipients of the Holiday Paw Print campaign were Second Chance Animal Rescue of White Bear Lake, Minn., and Retrieve a Golden of Minnesota (RAGOM) of Hopkins, Minn. Second Chance Animal Rescue is a nonprofit organization dedicated to rescuing, caring for, and placing homeless dogs and cats. RAGOM is a nonprofit operating in Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, and South Dakota that rescues Golden Retrievers. Andresen said Chuck & Don’s work closely with both groups to hold in-store adoption events.
Chuck & Don’s customers donated $26,657 during the 2008 Holiday Paw Print campaign. In addition, Chuck & Don’s stores provided a 25 percent matching grant for a total of $33,321, which was split evenly between the two organizations. Checks were presented to Second Chance and RAGOM on Feb. 24 at Chuck & Don’s corporate office in Mahtomedi.
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