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Petland lends a global hand with disaster relief for Japan

Petland USA teams up with Petlands around the world to provide assistance

Chillicothe, OH May 25, 2011 – Petland worldwide is coordinating relief efforts with vendors to provide necessary supplies to families with pets affected by the earthquakes and hurricanes in Japan.

Shipments of collars, leads, bowls, food, carriers and other necessities are being coordinated from Coastal Pet Products, Hagen, and All for Paws.

Petland China, South Africa, and Canada all contributed to the effort.

“Petland has long been associated with community service efforts nationally,” said Joe Watson, Chief Operating Officer of Petland, Inc. “This initiative brings Petlands from around the world together in an effort to provide assistance to families and pets devastated by the horrific damage caused by the earthquakes in Japan.”

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