Pet Supplies Plus donation Best Friends

Best Friends Animal Society recently accepted a $22,160 donation from Pet Supplies Plus.

Pet Supplies Plus helped raised $22,160 for Best Friends Animal Society through its “Play on Charity Holiday” Plush Toys sales during the 2020 holiday season. The funds will help Best Friends continue its mission to have all U.S. shelter no-kill by 2025, officials said in a statement.

The organization received 10 percent of sales from the purchase of the plush toys, which came in three styles: giraffe, bear and monkey. Those who purchased a toy could then donate it to Pet Supplies Plus’ Give-A-Gift donation drive, an annual initiative that supports a local shelter of that store’s choosing. As a result, more than $16,600 was raised with this program with the funds donated directly to dozens of shelters across the nation.

During the time of the promotion, Pet Supplies Plus also held a “round-up-the-change” initiative asking customers to round up their purchase and donate their change to Best Friends Animal Society. This brought in an extra $5,538.62.

“Pets have the power to bring people together and provide comfort and joy in the homes of our neighbors and within their communities,” said Chris Rowland, CEO of Pet Supplies Plus, which is based in Livonia, Mich. “At Pet Supplies Plus we support Best Friends Animal Society’s mission to reduce the number of animals killed in shelters nationwide, and we know that the donation from our holiday Plush Toys and round-up-the-change campaign will help Best Friends continue to do the amazing work they do.”

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