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Petland celebrates American Red Cross Month

Limited edition Pet Safety Kits on sale to benefit local Red Cross

(Chillicothe, OH, March 1, 2016) – In honor of American Red Cross month, select Petland stores will be donating a portion of the proceeds from the sale of pet first-aid kits to the American Red Cross. Petland retail stores will be offering deluxe first aid kits for pets for $20.00 with $15.00 per kit benefiting the American Red Cross.

Every year, March is proclaimed “Red Cross Month” by the president of the United States. This provides the Red Cross the opportunity to honor everyday heroes who help make a difference through the Red Cross.

Pets are an important part of many families, and the Red Cross Pet First Aid App puts lifesaving information right in the hands of dog and cat owners so they can provide care until emergency assistance is available. The app is free and gives iPhone and Android smart phone usesrs instant access to expert information so they can learn how to maintain their pet’s health and what to do during emergencies.
  
“A pet first aid kit is a must-have for any pet owner. From bee stings to something more serious, in times of emergency, people often aren’t prepared or knowledgeable about how to care for their pet. Petland is proud to support the Red Cross and their efforts. A pet first aid kit is a great first step in a plan to keep your pet safe and the Red Cross' Pet First Aid app is a great complement to the kit,” said Elizabeth Kunzelman, Director of Public Affairs for Petland.

The following Petland stores will be offering a limited edition pet first-aid kit: Chillicothe, Athens, Cincinnati Fairfield, Dayton York Commons, Washington Courthouse, Hilliard, Gallipolis, Grove City, Heath as well as Cicero (NY), Sarasota (FL), Kennesaw (GA), Topeka (KS), Las Vegas Boca (NV), Hoffman Estates (IL) and Chicago Ridge (IL) locations.

“It’s important to include pets in our disaster plans,” said Matt Bertram, Chief Executive Officer, Ohio Buckeye Region. “We’re excited to partner with Petland to continue preparing our communities.” Promotion is limited to sales between March 1 through April 30, 2016. A $15 donation will be made to the American Red Cross for each kit sold.

Petland Charities is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to making a difference in the lives of children and pets through providing educational outreach, scholarship opportunities and donations. In addition to the American Red Cross, a few of the organizations that Petland Charities support are Make a Wish, St. Jude and Canine Companions for Independence.



Petland, Inc. is a franchise operation with quality, full service retail pet centers across the United States, Canada, Japan, China, Mexico, South Africa, Brazil and El Salvador. For more than 47 years, Petland Pet Counselors have been dedicated to matching the right petwith the right person and meeting the needs of both. To its customers who already have pets, Petland is dedicated to enhancing their knowledge and enjoyment of the human-animal bond. Petland was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in south central Ohio. For more information on Petland, visit www.petland.com.