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Petland celebrates American Red Cross Month

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

(Chillicothe, Ohio, March 9, 2015) – In honor of American Red Cross month, select Petland stores will be donating the profits from the sale of pet first-aid kits to the American Red Cross. Petland retail stores in Athens, Chillicothe, Dayton York Commons, Washington Courthouse, Hilliard, Gallipolis and Heath will be offering deluxe first aid kits for pets for $20.00 with all profits benefiting the American Red Cross, Central Southeast Ohio region.

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.

Many individuals are not aware of the assistance the American Red Cross provides for pet safety. In addition to offering pet first-aid classed and emergency assistance for pets and their owners, the American Red Cross now has a pet first aid app for the iPhone and Android available for purchase in the iTunes app store.

“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,” said Elizabeth Kunzelman Director of Communications for Petland, Inc.

The following Petland stores will be offering a limited edition pet first-aid kit: Chillicothe, Athens, Dayton York Commons, Washington Courthouse, Hilliard, Gallipolis and Heath locations.

“On behalf of the American Red Cross of the Ohio Buckeye Region, I want to thank Petland for offering these pet first aid kits for sale,” said Matt Bertram, CEO of the American Red Cross, Ohio Buckeye Region. “March is Red Cross month and April is pet appreciation month. What a better time to think about preparedness for disasters and emergencies, for us and for our pets?”

Promotion is limited to sales between March 11through April 30, 2015. Normal retail cost of $34 per kit offered at point of sale as a part of this promotion on sale for $20. A $15 donation will be made to the American Red Cross for each kit sold.

Petland Charities is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated tomaking 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 pet with 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-animalbond. Petland was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in south central Ohio. For more information on Petland, visit