When we put the word out that we were collecting donations for the four-legged victims of the recent disaster in New York and New Jersey, we had no idea the response would be so great! In only four days, we collected eight carloads of pet food and supplies! On November 9, 2012 they were delivered by Animal Shelter Inc. of Sterling's Executive Director, Leigh Grady and her staff.
We were so touched by our customers' reponse and generosity that we decided to make another attempt to help the needy animals. Based upon the suggestion of a Sudbury customer, we created a food matching program. For every bag or case of food that was purchased, Especially for Pets would match it. In 12 days, we collected 4,340 pounds of dog food and 816 cans of cat food which was delivered to shelters in the affected areas.
We appreciate the support of the Especially for Pets community—they truly helped make a difference in the lives of many animals and their families.