P&G Pet Care Employees to Donate Thousands of Man Hours
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- To help kick off Iams Home 4 the Holidays, the annual pet adoption campaign, more than 350 Procter & Gamble Pet Care employees donated almost 2,500 volunteer hours to completely transform Circle Tail, a nonprofit animal welfare organization that trains service dogs and provides dog adoptions.
Procter & Gamble Pet Care employees roll up their sleeves to kick off the annual Iams Home 4 The Holidays pet adoption campaign with a shelter makeover at Circle Tail outside of Cincinnati, OH. More than 350 volunteers from Iams and other P&G Pet Care brands donated almost 2,500 man hours to give the shelter a facelift. (Photo: Business Wire)
P&G employees built fences, painted kennels, and built new dog paths as part of their annual Paws 4 A Cause Shelter Makeover.
“Circle Tail turned 15 this year and our dog housing units and fencing are certainly showing their age," said Marlys Staley, Circle Tail’s Founder and Executive Director. "We are so fortunate and pleased that P&G selected Circle Tail for this year’s shelter makeover so that we can make our kennel facility a more inviting and comfortable experience for families wanting to adopt dog and puppies in our care. We are also very appreciative of the food donation, which totals more than 10,000 meals for Circle Tail’s animals."
"Paws 4 A Cause is one of our favorite events of the year. It’s a privilege to volunteer at a participating shelter as one way to get involved in Iams Home 4 the Holidays,” said Ondrea Francy, Iams general manager. “We encourage volunteers to lend a helping hand to local shelters, like Circle Tail, who provide so many wonderful services to our community and help pets in need.”
For the past 14 years Iams has partnered with the Helen Woodward Animal Center and helped more than 7 million families experience the joy of pet adoption through Iams Home 4 the Holidays. Last year alone, 1.2 million pets were adopted and an estimated 5 million meals were donated to pets in need. For more information go to www.facebook.com/Iams
About Circle Tail
Circle Tail provides service dogs and hearing dogs free of charge to people with disabilities. They also provide dogs for adoption, as well as offer dog obedience training, behavior management and boarding services. Circle Tail is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located near Cincinnati, Ohio. For more information, please visit http://circletail.net/ or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About P&G Pet Care
For more than 60 years, P&G Pet Care (NYSE:PG), the maker of Iams and Eukanuba, has enhanced the well-being of dogs and cats by providing world-class quality foods and pet care products. To learn more about Eukanuba® and Iams® Dog & Cat Foods or general pet care and nutrition information, call the Consumer Care Center at (800) 446-3075. You can also visit us on the Web at www.iams.com or www.eukanuba.com.
About Procter & Gamble
P&G serves approximately 4.6 billion people around the world with its brands. The Company has one of the strongest portfolios of trusted, quality, leadership brands, including Pampers®, Tide®, Ariel®, Always®, Whisper®, Pantene®, Mach3®, Bounty®, Dawn®, Fairy®, Gain®, Charmin®, Downy®, Lenor®, Iams®, Crest®, Oral-B®, Duracell®, Olay®, Head & Shoulders®, Wella®, Gillette®, Braun®, Fusion®, Ace®, Febreze®, Ambi Pur®, SK-II®, and Vicks®. The P&G community includes operations in approximately 75 countries worldwide. Please visit http://www.pg.com for the latest news and in-depth information about P&G and its brands.
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Source: Procter & Gamble