Weis Markets launches 11th annual Paws for Pets Program

Weis Markets this week announced the launch of its 11th annual Paws for Pets program, a company-wide initiative that collects donations, pet food and supplies for local animal shelters and rescue organizations.

During the month-long program, which ends May 28, 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.

“Our Paws for Pets program is one of our most popular fundraising initiatives with customers, and has generated more than $2 million in donations for local pet shelters in their local communities over the past 10 years,” said Ron Bonacci, Weis Markets’ vice president of advertising and marketing.

“We are grateful for our associates who have helped to generate excitement for the campaign, and the generous customer donations that help to improve the lives of homeless pets at nearly 120 local animal shelters throughout the markets we serve.”

Weis customers can also contribute to Paws for Pets while they shop by purchasing 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 adopt-athons throughout the month, helping to connect shoppers with new “furrever” friends.

For more information on Paws for Pets, visit WeisMarkets.com/pawsforpets.