Weis Markets launches 10th Annual Paws For Pets Program

All 206 Weis Markets’ stores will host donation drives for local pet shelters

SUNBURY, PA (April 26, 2018) – Weis Markets today announced the launch of its 10th annual Paws for Pets program, a company-wide initiative that collects donations, pet food, and supplies for local animal shelters and rescue organizations beginning April 26.

“Paws for Pets, which runs four weeks through May 23, is one of our most popular programs,” said Ron Bonacci, Weis Markets’ Vice President of Advertising and Marketing. “Our customers have strongly supported this program over the past ten years. During this time, our stores have raised more than $1.6 million for local pet shelters including $309,000 in 2017. We are grateful to our customers for their generous donations which help improve the lives of homeless pets. This year, their donations will help more than a 150 local animal shelters in the markets we serve.”

During the month-long program, customers can give $1, $3 or $5 donations at the register or give online at WeisMarkets.com. All contributions will go to local animal shelters in the store’s community.   

Weis customers can also contribute to Paws For Pets while they shop by purchasing the following items on shelters’ wish lists before placing them in a specially marked collection cart near checkout:

Dog, cat, puppy and kitten food, as well as food and water bowls
Kitty litter
Collars, harnesses and leashes
Toys and treats
Pet shampoos, nail clippers, pet brushes, combs
Dishwashing liquid, bleach, mops and brooms, towels/washcloths and powder-free latex gloves

Select stores are also planning to host animal adoptathons throughout the month, helping to connect shoppers with new furrever friends.

For more information on Paws for Pets, visit weismarkets.com/paws-pets.

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About Weis Markets
Founded in 1912, Weis Markets, Inc. is a Mid Atlantic food retailer operating 206 stores in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Virginia and West Virginia. For more information, please visit: WeisMarkets.com or Facebook.com/WeisMarkets.