Pet Food Shelters in Need, Too

By Bob Hartzell; President and CEO of Chuck & Don’s Pet Food Outlet
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The season of giving has arrived, the time when people come together to help brighten the lives of struggling families. Many people help by donating food to local shelters, but all too often pets are forgotten. Many pets that are in need of food come from loving, committed homes that simply cannot afford to buy dog and cat food. More than 80,000 families who own pets in the Denver Metro area are facing the unfortunate decision of giving up the pet they love, due to financial circumstances.

If you plan to help a family out this holiday season, you may want to consider purchasing pet food.  Many places, including Food Bank of the Rockies, accept food for those furry friends. By donating pet food, you are helping to keep an entire family together.

In an effort to ensure that every pet can have food and keep its family, Chuck & Don’s will be hosting “Grateful & Giving Back,” on Friday, November 23, 7 to 9 a.m.  at all Colorado Chuck & Don’s locations. Start out Black Friday by enjoying coffee and treats with your poochie. For every person that stops by, Chuck & Don’s will donate ONE pound of pet food; for every pet that attends, Chuck & Don’s will donate TWO pounds. No purchase necessary. All pet food donations go to the Food Bank of the Rockies, which will the distribute food to local partner food pantries.

Grateful and Giving Back

Friday, November 23, 2012

7-9 a.m.

Aurora 6380 S. Parker Road

Centennial 2253 E Brianwood Avenue

Denver-Cherry Creek 201 University Avenue

Lakewood 1535 Kipling Parkway

Littleton 5055 S. Kipling Street

 

It would take 38 million pounds of food to feed every hungry animal in Denver. The number may seem daunting, but the path to a happier holiday season for pets and people alike will start with those of us who give back.