Back after a successful run last year, the 3rd Annual Pet Food Drive organised by Pet Lovers Centre Malaysia will commence from 1st to 16th December 2018. All Pet Lovers Centres and The Pet Safaris across the nation will be taking part in the latest pet food drive campaign, allowing Malaysians to help our furry friends stay fed and healthy this holiday.
Based on the theme of ‘Stomachs Full, Dreams Come True!’, this pet food drive aims to lower the day-to-day food costs and fill the bowls of shelter dogs and cats, which in turn helps alleviate the financial burdens faced by animal welfare groups.
“As part of our ongoing efforts to encourage our customers to support animals in need, the Pet Food Drive allows us to reach out to animal welfare groups nationwide. Since 2016, we have collected a total of 2642.71kg of food worth RM56,334 and we hope the positive trend continues this year,” said Bryan Boo, Operations Director of Pet Lovers Centre Malaysia.
To contribute, customers simply pay for their choice of pet food at any Pet Lovers Centre store at a special discounted price. The purchased products will then be delivered to the beneficiaries at the end of the campaign. All pet food raised will be updated on the Pet Lovers Centre Malaysia’s official website, www.petloverscentre.com.my.
Which animal welfare group will the Pet Food Drive benefit?
The food collected from this year’s campaign will be allocated equally to four beneficiaries: Noah’s Ark Natural Animal Sanctuary (NANAS), PAWS Animal Welfare Society (PAWS), Save A Stray Malaysia (SASM) and Second Chance Animal Society (SCAS).
The PAWS animal shelter takes in surrendered animals at its shelter and prepares them for adoption and now looks after over 500 dogs and cats. Pet Lovers Centre has been a long-term partner of PAWS as the pet retail chain does their best to help the animal shelter manage the welfare of strays. Besides the Pet Food Drive, Pet Lovers Centre also collects donation as well as providing an adoption space for PAWS through their Adopt 1st programme.
“Once again, our partner Pet Lovers Centre is collecting food donation for our shelter animals. As it is the Christmas season, it’s the perfect time for sharing and it is a blessing to be able to give. We at PAWS, would like to thank everyone for their generosity and wishing them a blessed Christmas,” said Edward Lim, Manager of PAWS.
On the other hand, NANAS, a free-roaming no-kill sanctuary is currently home to over 1,000 rescued animals whereas SASM, a Pulau Ketam-based initiative, works to sterilise and re-home local strays. SCAS is also a no-kill shelter that aims to re-home rescued dogs. The centre currently cares for dogs that were victims of abuse, injury and abandonment.
“The daily wish for our 500 rescue animals is to be able to end the day with a happy and full tummy. Therefore, we would like to thank Pet Lovers Centre Malaysia‘s Pet Food Drive for helping us make their dreams come true,” said Kim, Advisor cum Treasurer of SCAS.
Pet Lovers Centre Malaysia currently has 29 retail stores operating across Klang Valley, Johor Bahru and Penang. It is the leading pet retailer in the country, striving to provide the best solutions for pet owners and enable them to give the best care for their pets. Pet Lovers Centre Malaysia is also an advocate for stray animals and the Adopt 1st Centre at SS2 Central. For more information, visit petloverscentre.com.my