We are pleased to announce that a total of $7,221 in food, treats, supplies and cash was donated to the following local non-profit organizations during the month of December:  

  • Animal Rescue League of Boston
  • Baypath Humane Society
  • Boxers of Need of New England
  • Lucky Star Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Rescue
  • Northeastern Boxer Rescue

This generosity reflects a 17% increase over last year’s donations. Holiday fundraising events included our annual Pet Photos with Santa and Holiday Wreath Sale as well as The Giving Tree Promotion and The Forgotten Pets Toy Drive.

Most successful of all the fundraisers was the third annual event to benefit Baypath Humane Society, The Giving Tree Promotion, which raised $4240. Volunteers from the Hopkinton based shelter created a list of essentials needed for the non-profit organization as well as handmade ornaments featuring pets in their shelter. After making a purchase for donation for the pet, customers were given an ornament to hang on their Christmas tree at home, as a ‘thank you.’  Vincent, a three year old Husky mix, accepted the donations on behalf of the shelter animals.  Shelter manager Blair Boyd said “If you don’t believe that animals can smile, bring a toy or treat to Baypath and watch dogs and cats shine! The amazing generosity of dog and cat lovers in this world is overwhelming to us at Baypath Humane Society considering the misfortune that these animals have had to come to us. THANK YOU!”

Tom Adams of the Animal Rescue League of Boston was also thrilled with the product donations for the third annual Forgotten Pets Toy Drive which totaled $2016. “Thanks to the generosity of Especially for Pets and their wonderful customers, the animals in our shelters had a happier holiday season,” said Adams, the League’s Director of Communications.  “Every year, the number of toys, bedding, food and even brand new crates has gotten larger and larger,” Adams added, “this kindness helps to make the lives of the animals in our four shelters a little brighter.”