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More Than 480,000 Pounds of Pet Food Shipped to Shelters in July and August


Seattle, WA, September 14, 2013 --(PR.com)-- From mid-July through late August, Rescue Bank® shipped more than 480,864 pounds of pet food (489 pallets) to rescue groups and shelters in Tennessee, Nevada, Georgia, California, Missouri, Ohio, Iowa, Illinois, South Carolina, New York, and Texas.

These food donations were made possible by Mars Petcare US, Inc., Nutro Company, and Royal Canin USA, and GreaterGood’s The Animal Rescue Site (www.TheAnimalRescueSite.com).

For each shipment, the pet food was sent to a central distribution point organized by Rescue Bank where staff or volunteers from local rescue groups and shelters could easily pick it up. Organizations can sign up to receive food aid at the Rescue Bank website: rescuebank.org.

Among the groups helping to distribute these donations were: Ozark Haven Rescue, MO; Pioneers for Animal Welfare Society (PAWS NY); Rainbow's Edge Animal Refuge, SC; Crème de la Crème Animal Foundation, IL; Weimaraner Rescue of the South, TN; Animal Resource Foundation, IA; AlterPet, OH; Coalition for Animal Rescue & Education (CARE), MO; Pets are Wonderful Support (PAWS LA); Pets are Loving Support (PALS Atlanta); SPCA of Northern Nevada; and For the Love of Dogs, TN. Each organization typically sees a dozen or more smaller groups come out for a “food day” of loading pick-ups, station wagons, and other transport for their shelters and rescue groups.

“Our distribution from Rescue Bank has saved numerous rescues from going bankrupt because rescues survive on donations and contributions,” said a representative from Coalition for Animal Rescue and Education (CARE) in St. Louis, MO. “When we lose a rescue, that means hundreds of animals will not be fed, saved, and miss a second chance at life. Saving homeless animals starts with food.”

Grants from GreaterGood.org, funded through The Animal Rescue Site’s “Click To Give” and Gifts That Give More program, enable Rescue Bank to ship the donated food from ars Petcare US, Inc., Nutro Company, and Royal Canin USA to Rescue Bank's distribution partners.

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).These donations have enabled Rescue Bank to expand its delivery network across the United States.

Funding from The Animal Rescue Site and other GreaterGood websites is distributed by the independent 501(c)3 GreaterGood.org. 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 www.mars.com.

About Royal Canin USA
Royal Canin USA is a leader in science-based cat and dog health nutrition. Founded by a veterinarian in 1968, Royal Canin has more than 40 years of experience in delivering individualized nutritional solutions. In collaboration with an expert team of nutritionists, breeders, and veterinarians from around the world, Royal Canin places cats and dogs at the central point of the innovation process. The Royal Canin product line offers a range of diets based on size, age, breed, life style and therapeutic requirements. Royal Canin diets are available at veterinary hospitals and pet specialty stores nationwide. Royal Canin is a subsidiary of Mars, Incorporated. To learn more about Royal Canin, visit www.royalcanin.us and www.facebook.com/royalcanin.us.

About The Nutro Company
The Nutro Company is a leader in natural nutrition for pets and has been dedicated to quality, excellence and innovation since 1926. The Nutro Company's dog and cat food and treats offer healthful formulas for every pet's life stage, activity level and size. The Nutro Company's family of brands include the MAX(r), NATURAL CHOICE(r) and ULTRA(tm) brands of natural pet food and treats and the GREENIES(r) brand, which is the #1 veterinarian-recommended brand1 of treats. The Nutro Company makes GREENIES(r) Dental Chews and Treats, including PILL POCKETS(r) Treats, JointCare Treats and SMARTBITES(r) Treats. For more information, please visit www.nutro.com and www.greenies.com.

About Rescue Bank
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 pounds of pet food (almost 60 million meals) to organizations in thirty states. For more information, visit http://rescuebank.org.
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