TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - April 2, 2013) -
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The Pet Experts at Canada's leading pet retailer, Pet Valu and their family of stores, are encouraging animal lovers to lend a paw this April to help pets in need.
April is Pet Appreciation Month at the Pet Valu, Paulmac's and Bosley's stores - dedicated to raising money and supplies to support abandoned, homeless and abused animals in communities across the country. 100% of the products and dollars that are raised go towards local pet charities, rescues and shelters.
"In 2012, Pet Valu stores raised more than $1,000,000 for pets in need," says Julie Johnston, VP, Marketing and Merchandising, Pet Valu. "Last year, during our Pet Appreciation event alone, we raised over $600,000 for local pets in need. We're working hard to exceed our 2013 goal of $825,000 this April with the help of generous and caring animal lovers."
Here's how you can help:
• Visit any Pet Valu, Paulmac's or Bosley's store throughout the month of April, purchase and sign an official PAW for $1, $2, $5 or $10 and help local pet shelters and charities in your community.
• Participate in weekend donation drives from April 5th - 7th and April 12th - 14th and donate pet food, supplies and toys in-store. Find out in-store what your charity needs most.
• Participate in National Adoption Weekend from April 19th - 21st. Visit Pet Valu, Paulmac's or Bosley's locations and give a forever home to a pet in need.
• Visit www.petvalu.com to dedicate a PAW online! For every online dedication Pet Valu will donate 1 can of Performatrin™ pet food.
• Visit petvalu.com/eventscalendar or www.bosleys.com/eventscalendar or www.facebook.com/paulmacs for more information and to learn about local events happening in your community.
About Pet Valu
Pet Valu, Inc. (www.petvalu.com) is a Canadian specialty retailer of pet food and pet-related supplies with more than 500 stores across Canada and the US. The Pet Valu family of stores consists of Pet Valu Canada, Pet Valu US, Paulmac's Pet Foods and Bosley's Pet Foods. The Pet Valu family prides themselves on providing pet owners with the best selection of pet care items at competitive prices, together with Pet Expert service, at convenient, neighborhood store locations. They offer over 7,000 products, including a broad assortment of premium, super premium and holistic private label brands scientifically developed by internal nutritionists.
Pet Valu, Paulmac's and Bosley's team members are true Pet Experts and they are happy to use their knowledge and experience to help find the right nutrition and other solutions for your pets. Their stores are heavily involved in their communities, teaming up with animal rescues and adoption programs, and fundraising for animal shelters.
To learn more about Pet Appreciation Month events, please visit petvalu.com/eventscalendar or www.bosleys.com/eventscalendar or www.facebook.com/paulmacs.
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