Springfield, Mass.-based Rocky’s Ace Hardware collected more than three tons (6,556 lbs.) of pet food, along with beds, leashes, treats, toys and cleaning supplies during its second annual pet food drive. The supplies were delivered to local animal shelters.
Each of the 33 Rocky’s Ace Hardware stores partnered with an area Humane Society or Shelter to collect food during the holiday.
“The outpouring from our customers was truly heartwarming. The collection total well surpassed our expectations. All of us at Rocky’s extend sincere thanks to our neighbors who gave so generously” said Rocco Falcone, president and CEO.
The program supported 30 organizations that provide shelter, veterinary care and comfort for homeless animals in five states.
Customers and Rocky’s employees made donations of pet food at their local Rocky’s Ace Hardware store. The store teams also worked with neighborhood shelters to collect cleaning supplies, leashes, beds and other items.
Nutro Pet Foods kick started the program with a donation of $1,500 worth of premium dog and cat food.