Approximately 12 million animals enter shelters nationwide every year, with annual costs of basic supplies such as food, medical care and training costs reaching up to $700 per animal.
, a multi-unit retailer specializing in all-natural pet food and supplies with 10 stores in Chicago, Denver and Southern California, recognizes the need animal shelters and rescue groups have for these supplies and is committed to helping them.
Kriser’s announced that it will be hosting its 2nd annual “Christmas in July” contest to collectively provide more than $100,000 in donations worth of food and supplies to pre-nominated shelters or animal rescue organizations across the three markets in which Kriser’s stores are located: Southern California, Chicago and Denver. Pet lovers can vote online for their favorite rescue group or shelter athttps://www.facebook.com/kriserspets from July 9 to July 23.
“Rescue organizations and shelters are near and dear to my heart because my two Shih Tzu mixes — Dr. Woo and Maggie — are both rescue pups,” said Kriser’s founder and CEO Brad Kriser. “Additionally, our team members across the country are all passionate about animal welfare and realize the difference we can make when we band together to help the cause. With the support of our partners such as Canidae, Merrick, and California Natural, the donation of food and supplies will help the staffs of the winning organizations provide their animals the best in natural food and care possible.”
Three winners will be selected from each Kriser’s market: Chicago, Denver and Southern California. Winners in each market will receive donations of natural pet food and supplies worth the following amounts:
- Grand prize: $20,000
- 2nd prize: $10,000
- 3rd prize: $5,000
Kriser’s is a multi-unit pet retailer specializing in all-natural pet food and supplies. Since 2006 Kriser’s has opened seven locations around Chicago , two locations in the greater Los Angeles area, one location in Denver, with plans for several additional openings Southern California and Denver in 2012. The Kriser’s model is based on providing an unparalleled pet store experience by educating consumers about the importance of pet health and offering a clean and inviting store layout. Founded by lifelong pet owner, Brad Kriser, the company is committed to improving standards of the pet industry. In 1999 Brad Kriser was introduced to all-natural pet food and soon saw the difference it made for his dog. Brad is an advocate of the healthy pet movement and personally reviews products before they are carried in stores. In addition to carrying a large variety of different brands of all-natural food and treats, Kriser’s also offers grooming services and a wide selection of toys and supplies. For more information please visit www.krisers.com. Follow Kriser’s on Twitter athttp://twitter.com/kriserspets or become a fan on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/kriserspets.