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Petland lends a hand with tornado relief

Local pet retail stores partner with vendors
to aid pet owners

Chillicothe, OH June 1, 2011 – Petland stores are organizing local relief efforts with vendors to provide necessary supplies to families with pets affected by the storms in Alabama and Missouri.

Alabama

Shipments of collars, leads, bowls, food, carriers and other necessities are being coordinated from Coastal Pet Products, Hagen, Natural Balance, PetEdge, Furhaven and Midwest Pet Products.

Keith and Leah Evans, owners of the Petland in Montgomery, and lifelong residents of Alabama will be coordinating the donations at their store on East Chase Parkway in Montgomery.

For those residents that want to help, the Petland store in Montgomery will also accept donations and will sell t-shirts and frisbees with 100% of the proceeds going to families and pets affected by the storms.

Missouri

Rick and Ashley Lane, franchisees of the Petland store in Joplin, will be organizing donations at their location on East 7th Street in Joplin. RFG Distributing is donating over 3,000 lbs. of food. Although their location is temporarily in a restricted area, they are accepting deliveries and mail. Donations can be mailed to 3102 East 7th Street, Suite 400, Joplin, MO 64804.

Donations are also being accepted at Petland’s corporate office for relief. 100% of the funds collected will be distributed to relief efforts. Donations can be mailed to Petland, Attn: Tornado Relief, 250 Riverside Drive, Chillicothe, Ohio 45601.

“Petland has long been associated with community service efforts,” said Elizabeth Kunzelman, Director of Marketing and Communication. “This initiative is important for the residents in our communities and we are anxious to help provide some relief to those affected by the recent tornados.”

For more information about Petland of Montgomery please contact Keith Evans at 334-277-2226. For more information about Petland of Joplin, please contact Rick Lane at (417) 626-7020.



About Petland
Petland is the retail pet industry leader in the area of animal care with ongoing staff training programs, in-store animal husbandry systems and community service programs aimed at placing homeless pets and promoting the spaying and neutering of pets in the community. At Petland, our pet counselors are experts at matching the right pet with the right person. We carry a wide range of pets including mixed breed and register-able puppies and kittens, tropical fish and birds, reptiles and small animals. Some of our puppies and kittens come from local animal shelters, pet rescue groups and from members of the community. Petland also offers upwards of 6,000 pet supplies. For more information, visit www.petland.com.