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Pet Food Express Hosts Record-Breaking Fundraiser for Homeless Pets


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Pet Food Express Martinez and Pleasant Hill, Calif., team members delivering treats and toys collected during Giving Tree to Contra Costa Animal Services in Martinez

The Pet Food Express Annual Giving Tree Fundraiser raised nearly a quarter-million dollars and helped bring holiday joy to 10,180 homeless pets in California this past December, a record number.

Inviting customers to “Help Us Help Homeless Pets!” the company encouraged the donation of rescue-approved items from popular brands, including Planet Dog, Patchwork, Bixbi and Kong. It can be very stressful for animals to be in a shelter, so having something to chew on helps reduce stress which makes the pet not only happier but also more likely to be adopted, Pet Food Express stated.

Raising nearly $245,000 in December 2016, Pet Food Express employees delivered treats and toys to more than 120 California animal shelters and rescues—the most ever in the six-year history of the annual campaign, which has now raised a grand total of $702,000. 

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