Posted: Aug. 29, 2011, 7:22 p.m., EDT
Natural Balance Pet Foods Inc., Petco and independent pet stores have teamed up with CSI: Miami stars Eva LaRue and Omar Miller to support National Guide Dog Month this September. Together, they hope to raise awareness and $1 million for guide dog organizations across the United States.
“We want people to realize that this is more than just a fundraiser for a good cause,” Miller said. “This is really about empowering the visually impaired with the life-changing gift of a guide dog.”
|CSI: Miami stars Omar Miller (left) and Eva LaRue, along with Dick Van Patten of Natural Balance Pet Foods, hope to raise $1 million for national guide dog organizations.|
Throughout September, pet owners will be able to buy specially marked bags of Natural Balance dog food and treats at Petco and other pet retailers. One dollar from each sale will be donated to participating guide dog schools.
In addition, Petco shoppers can also “round up” their purchases at the register or make donations directly online here.
This year, participating guide dog schools are as follows: <HOME>
• Guide Dogs for the Blind;
• Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind;
• Guide Dogs of Texas Inc.;
• Guide Dogs of the Desert;
• Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation Inc.;
• Southeastern Guide Dogs;
• Leader Dogs for the Blind;
• The Seeing Eye Inc.;
• Freedom Guide Dogs for the Blind Inc.; and
• Guiding Eyes for the Blind
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