Weis Markets raises $189,000 for Paws for Pets

SUNBURY, Pa. — Weis Markets’ stores raised $189,000 in donations and pet supplies for more than 90 local animal shelters and rescue organizations during its month-long Paws for Pets program, the grocer announced Monday.

“This is the fifth year for Paws for Pets. During this time, animal shelter and rescue organizations have been flooded with a record number of unwanted animals due the poor economy.” stated Dennis Curtin, Weis Markets’ director of public relations.  “Our Paw program helps these groups meet this challenge, thanks to the generosity of our customers and the commitment of our store associates, who helped create awareness of our program."

This year, customers purchased vouchers for $1, $3 or $5, or Paws for Pets bracelets for $1, with all proceeds donated to designated local shelters. Weis Markets’ customers also donated various pet-related products.

Weis Markets’ Hackettstown, New Jersey store was the chain-wide leader, raising a combined $4,787 donations for Common Sense for Animals, a pet shelter located in nearby New Village, N.J.

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