Rescue Chocolate's July Sales to Benefit New York City's Homeless Pets

New York, NY, June 30, 2010 --( New Hope, the rescue wing of New York City’s Animal Care & Control (AC&C) will be the July beneficiary of Rescue Chocolate, it was announced recently.

The Brooklyn-based chocolate company donates all net profits to various animal rescue organizations. Sarah Gross, President of the company, said that this summer is an ideal time to send extra funds to the AC&C because of the seasonal influx of homeless animals to the city’s shelters.

“Specifically we’ll be supporting the New Hope arm of AC&C,” Gross said. “That’s the non-profit program that links hundreds of pet rescue and adoption agencies which try to find permanent homes for the animals.”

New Hope also offers low-cost microchips, free spay and neuter services, vaccinations, behavioral tests, and transportation for animals who are rescued from New York City shelters.

The AC&C runs several other programs which match up with the mission of Rescue Chocolate. “I started my company not only to provide great-tasting chocolate but also to help the animals,” Gross noted. “AC&C has a Cage Comforters group of people who sew blankets to put in the cages to make the animals more comfortable. They have education programs, fostering programs, even summer employment opportunities for teens. I’m really happy to be involved with them for the month of July.”

Rescue Chocolate products are sold online and at various retail outlets in and around New York and other major cities across the country. Each bar is kosher, vegan, and packaged in eco-friendly materials. The names of the flavors hint at the topics which are important in the animal rescue movement. For example, there is a Peanut Butter Pit Bull bar which calls attention to this maligned breed of dog. There is a Pick Me! Pepper bar which urges people to obtain their pets at animal shelters rather than from breeders or pet stores (which often patronize puppy mills). And there is Foster-iffic Peppermint which celebrates the volunteers who offer temporary shelter to homeless pets.

All net profits earned by Rescue Chocolate during the month of July 2010 will be donated to New Hope.

Past monthly beneficiaries of Rescue Chocolate have included the Animal Rescue Coalition for Haiti, the United Animal Nations, the No-Kill Advocacy Center, and the Elmsford Animal Shelter.

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Sarah Gross