More Than 6,000 Pounds of Pet Food Shipped to West, TX

Seattle, WA, May 09, 2013 --( Rescue Bank delivered nine pallets (6,033 lbs) of donated pet food to Waco, Texas, on April 25 – a delivery made possible by millions of animal lovers clicking at GreaterGood's The Animal Rescue Site. The donated food is being used by the Humane Society of Central Texas to feed pets displaced by the recent explosion in West, Texas.

Rescue Bank Executive Director Elizabeth Asher and board member Cynthia Nesser accompanied the delivery. “We were able to observe the food, donated by Royal Canin, a division of Mars Pet Care, unloaded at Humane Society,” said Asher, “and tour their very small shelter.” Asher noted that the group provided housing for approximately one hundred animals after the blast, and will continue to help families with the care and feeding of their pets as the town rebuilds.

Every month, Rescue Bank delivers thousands of pounds of pet food to animal rescue and adoption groups courtesy of The Animal Rescue Site’s “Click Here To Give” program and Mars Petcare US, makers of PEDIGREE® and WHISKAS® brands. In April, other deliveries also included a distribution in Dallas of 32 pallets (39,427 lbs) for other Texan animal rescue groups and shelters, 33 pallets at PAWS NY (Long Island) for animal groups and those still dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, 32 pallets (39,691 pounds) at AlterPet in Ohio, 41 pallets (42,683 pounds) at No Kill Louisville in Kentucky, and 34 pallets (13,763 pounds) at Ozark Haven Rescue in Missouri.

At every distribution point, literally dozens of rescue groups and their volunteers come to unload the trucks and fill up the bowls at their shelters and foster homes. Asher stated that these type of donations not only help feed pets today but also free up funds for groups to expand spay/neuter programs, vaccinations, and other vital services for their communities.

Free Clicks Helping Program Go Nationwide

Since 2011, Rescue Bank has been a “click” charitable partner of The Animal Rescue Site. Tens of thousands of people visit The Animal Rescue Site daily to click the purple button and make a free donation to feed animals (clicks are paid for by sponsoring advertisers).

With this support and other donations from GreaterGood and The Animal Rescue Site, Rescue Bank has been able to expand their program from the Southwest region to more than 30 states annually. Plans are currently in place to continue expansion to serve more communities.

So far in 2013, Rescue Bank has sent nearly 50 trucks filled with pallets of pet food to Missouri, Texas, North Carolina, Colorado, Oklahoma, Michigan, California, South Carolina, Georgia, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kansas, Nevada, New York, and Kentucky. Special distributions have been made this year to Waco, TX, to help the victims of the West, TX, explosion and to New York to help those still recovering from Superstorm Sandy.

About The Animal Rescue Site

Since 2002, The Animal Rescue Site's “Click To Give” purple homepage button has provided a simple, fast, and free way to help animal charities. Visitors can click daily to display a series of ads: 100% of the donations from sponsoring advertisers are donated to Rescue Bank, Foundation, International Fund for Animal Welfare, Fund for Animals, and other worthy groups selected by

Additional funding for animal rescue groups and projects is provided through shopping at The Animal Rescue Site store ( or donations received through the Gifts That Give More [tm] program.

Funding from The Animal Rescue Site and other GreaterGood websites is distributed by the independent 501(c)3 The GreaterGood websites have contributed nearly $30 million to animal rescue and humanitarian aid since 1999.

About Mars Petcare US
Mars Petcare US is the U.S. operations of the world’s largest petcare company at the privately-held Mars, Incorporated. Mars Petcare US produces some of the world’s most beloved pet care brands, including PEDIGREE® Food for Dogs, CESAR® Canine Cuisine, SHEBA® Food for Cats, WHISKAS® Food for Cats, THE GOODLIFE RECIPE® Brand, and TEMPTATIONS® Treats for Cats, as well as exclusive brands products for some of the leading retailers in the U.S. Headquartered in Franklin, Tenn., more than 2,400 Mars Petcare US associates make, sell and distribute its high-quality pet food from 15 manufacturing facilities located in communities across the U.S. For more information, please visit

About Rescue Bank

Rescue Bank supports non-profit animal rescue groups by arranging the shipment of pet food donations across North America, donated by brand name manufacturers. These shipments are subsidized in part by The Animal Rescue Site’s “Click To Give” program.

Rescue Bank’s mission is to improve access to food donations for local non-profits and help raise their standard of care for companion animals. Since they launched, they have delivered more than 15 million lbs of pet food (almost 60 million meals) to organizations in thirty states.

For more information, visit

Rescue Bank is a registered trademark of Rescue Bank, a non-profit corporation.
Rosemary Jones