Furry Families in Need
Buy Earth Options
Our fundraising initiative – Furry Families in Need – is a unique way for the public to give back.
Buy any of our Earth Options recipes and 10% of EVERY purchase, from now til furever, will be donated to the animal rescue/shelter of your choice!
Since December 2012, Pets First has given away 3000 lbs of Earth Options pet food to 30 different shelters and rescues located in British Columbia and Alberta. We do so by creating a ‘Giveaway Contest’ on our Facebook page where we ask the public to submit a bio on a rescue and/or shelter they feel is in need of more dry food donations. The first two giveaways in December 2012 and April 2013 were directed primarily to cat shelters, as we recognized that the cat overpopulation was a huge issue and that there was a constant need for food donations amongst the rescues and shelters.
The response to our giveaways has been incredible, with over twenty different nominations from the public. This past July we switched the focus to our canine friends and donated 1000 lbs of dog food. By chance, the timing of our giveaway coincided with the Alberta flooding disaster. As a result, 6 out of the 7 chosen recipients were from Alberta.
All the shelters in our giveaways are ‘No Kill’ shelters. Nearly all are 100% volunteer run and a majority of them do not even have physical shelters. Many operate with a foster care system; taking in abused, surrendered and/or homeless pets until they find a furever home. With help and nominations from the public, we hope to continue donating food to shelters across western Canada.
Know a shelter in need?
Do you know of a no kill shelter that needs some help. Send us an email, or give us a call. We will try and help in any way we can.