Pet Appreciation Weekend Scheduled

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Pet Appreciation Weekend Scheduled

Leonardtown, MD - 3/16/2013

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By Pet Valu Inc.

Finding our four-legged friends families and places to call home forever!

What a scene it's going to be: People with their pooches, playing games and making new friends, and animal lovers sharing stories and advice. On Saturday and Sunday, April 13 and 14, Pet Valu presents Pet Appreciation Weekend (PAW), a celebration of our domestic critters and those who love them. There will be games, refreshments, giveaways and pet adoptions at all Pet Valu stores. While the events are focused around the weekend, Pet Valu and their generous customers will be raising money, donating food and supplies to local animal charities all month long.

PAW is a lighthearted, family-fun event with a serious message. Each year there are 5 to 7 million cats and dogs entering US shelters, and there are many others out in the streets. While we Americans spend about $45 billion annually on everything from pet food to grooming, pet homelessness remains a major problem; the ASPCA estimates the number of feral cats alone in the tens of millions. Pet Valu sees Pet Appreciation Weekend as a chance to build awareness and raise much-needed funds for local animal agencies and services. Last year, during Pet Valu's annual Pet Appreciation Weekend, over 300 pets were adopted and over $100,000 in the US, and over $500,000 in the US and Canada combined,was donated to local shelters. This is your chance to join Pet Valu in helping animals in need. There'll be purrs and barks heard around the world!

Pet Valu Inc. is an evolving specialty retailer of pet food and pet-related supplies, with close to 500 stores and growing. The company started in Canada in 1976 and is expanding rapidly throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic U.S. With more than 7,000 products, prices are comparable to leading superstores. Performatrin, Pet Valu's private label food, is holistically formulated and made from all natural ingredients. And all Pet Valu employees are pet lovers too. Certified in pet nutrition from the University of California, Davis, they are able to offer advice on the brand of food best tailored to the need of your pet. For more information, or for a Pet Valu nearest you, visit or call 1-800-PET-VALU (738-8258).

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