Hartz on the Hunt for Animal Shelters In Need

Company plans to donate $1 million worth of pet products to animal shelters.

Posted: December 26, 2009, 5 a.m. EST

The Hartz Mountain Corp., a pet products manufacturer, is calling on the public to nominate animal shelters in need of pet supply donations. The company, through its Hartz Shelter Donation Program, plans to give away $1 million worth of its products to animal shelters in North America.

Hartz launched its donation program this past summer with the aim of providing assistance to animal shelters in the U.S. and Canada during these tough economic times. According to the company, more than 800,000 American families lost their homes to foreclosure in 2009 and, in some cases, could no longer afford to keep their pets. As a result, shelters are overflowing with abandoned animals, but donations are down by as much as 30 percent, the company reported.

At the time of the program’s launch, Hartz pledged to donate a total of $3 million worth of its pet supplies. So far, Hartz has donated $2 million worth of pet supplies, such as treats, collars and grooming products, for an array of animals. Now the company is accepting nominations of shelters that would benefit from the remaining $1 million worth of supplies available.

Due to the way Hartz stores and ships its products, each donation must be for a minimum of 2,000 pet supply items. Shelters can also be nominated jointly, and as a group, distribute the supplies between them.

Nominations are accepted via e-mail. E-mails should include personal contact information as well as contact information for the shelter (name, address and phone number). The deadline to submit nominations is Jan. 31, 2010.


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Bob Foreman   valley view, TX

1/21/2010 12:20:12 AM

WE have just receaved our nonprofit irs papers we have 6 1/2 acres we have 70 some dogs we are seniour citizen on s s and i am desable vet sence the economy has gone bad it has become hard thing to get donations we need fence dog food that would be a blessing we have a friend who has cats she get the cat food when we get our dog food there some in with the dog food we feed 60 lbs a day we love our dogs and sometime do with out for them at times they eat better than we do these donations would be a God send

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Linda   Decatur, IL

1/6/2010 8:05:59 AM

trying to submit a nomination for a shelter but keep getting a delivery failed message. HELP

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sk   nh, CT

12/28/2009 9:52:34 PM


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karen   little rock, AR

12/28/2009 6:47:47 PM

That's very nice of them!Wish more could chip in.

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