Press Release for Immediate Release
Contact: Elizabeth Jefferis                                       

November 14, 2014

Baypath Humane Society of Hopkinton is excited to announce that Especially for Pets has selected our shelter to be their First Quarter 2015 Charity Nail Clipping program recipient! Especially for Pets supports animals in need by offering nail clipping for free, in exchange for a donation to a pre-selected local animal welfare organization. When you bring your dog or cat to one of their groomers to have their nails trimmed during the first quarter of 2015, you’ll be helping the animals at Baypath Humane Society.

“Purrfect Travels,” a recently launched advocacy book for cats in need, has partnered with local pet store chain Especially for Pets to raise funds for the Gifford Cat Shelter in Brighton this summer.

A photo book of “Cattitude in 23 international destinations,” Purrfect Travels is more than a coffee table conversation piece. According to author and Westford resident Eugenia Bachert, the publication is the beginning of a brand that is intended to support organizations that do good deeds for cats.

CARMAH 2013 picCat Rescue of Marlborough and Hudson (CaRMaH) is a local volunteer organization that maintains a foster care adoption program with regularly scheduled Meow Mixers. With $7,808 raised in donations from our fourth quarter 2013 nail clipping fundraiser, Especially for Pets has helped to advance their mission. The check was presented to volunteers Leona Johnson and Ellen Silverstein at Especially for Pets in Westborough on March 18.

On a special operation mission with the United States Air Force in South America in 1999, Jason broke his back when his vehicle flipped after being ambushed and crushed the lower half of his body.  A year and a half ago Jason received Canine Companions Service Dog Napal. "I couldn't stand having to rely on someone else to take care of me," Jason says. "Being in special ops, they don't teach you very much humility. When you have that mentality, and that's the training that's been brought to you, to really humble yourself to have other people help you is extremely tough." he continues. "But I'm telling you, it's so much easier for a dog to do it. In fact out of everything I've done to try and improve my life, nothing's even come close to getting my service dog Napal," Jason concludes. Jason is just one example of a veteran who has been lucky enough to receive a service dog from CCI.

This article was posted on the Wicked Local Acton website on September 22, 2013.

Especially for Pets is celebrating 25 years in business by offering five local animal rescue groups and shelters the opportunity to win thousands of dollars. From now through Sept.30, Especially for Pets’ shoppers can make a donation to the MATCH 25 Rescue/Shelter Fund and the company will match it dollar for dollar, up to $25,000.

The total funds raised will be divided among five animal rescues and shelters, to be chosen by electronic voting in October. Additionally, for every $1 donation made, the shopper’s name will be entered into a drawing to win up to $500 in dog food or up to $300 in cat food (which is the average dollar amount a customer spends on food for one year).