Pet Paradise Resort has teamed up with Rescue BankSM and Whole Foods Market® for the third annual Food for Paws pet food drive. Houston and surrounding community residents are encouraged to donate pet food and supplies to Pet Paradise locations in Houston during normal business hours and to participate in the food drive on November 19th from 12n – 2pm taking place at all Houston area Whole Foods Markets® located at 2955 Kirby Dr, 11145 Westheimer Rd, 6401 Woodway Dr, 4004 Bellaire Blvd, 15900 Southwest Fwy, Sugar Land and 701 Waugh Drive. The Pet Paradise Resorts are located at 7511 Monroe Rd, 7117 Will Clayton Parkway and 14500 John F. Kennedy Blvd.
“Pet Paradise is committed to helping our local community,” explains Pet Paradise CEO, Fred Goldsmith. “In these tough economic times, we want to do our part and help local animal welfare groups hurting for donations and pet owners who are struggling to keep their family pet.”
“The holiday season is a critical time of year for helping families and animal rescue groups,” states Elizabeth Asher, Rescue Bank Executive Director. “We’re proud to be a part of Pet Paradise and Whole Foods Market’s commitment to the Houston community.”
“Our guests are big supporters of animal-focused causes and it’s such a big part of who we are as a company,” said Mary Langdon, Houston Media Relations Coordinator for Whole Foods Market®. “We want to support those families who are struggling to feed their family pets and know that the visibility of our stores can help create awareness for this important, but often overlooked cause.”
To help increase donations for this drive, Pet Paradise will offer one free night of boarding to people who you donate 20lbs of pet food or more bag of pet food. In addition to the pet food drive on November 19th , local rescue groups will be on hand with adoptables in need of good homes for the holidays at all the Whole Foods Market locations.
The Food for Paws pet food drive will run through December 19th. Rescue BankSM will be distributing the needed supplies to their 70 plus member organizations. In addition to pet food, Rescue BankSM has compiled a wish list of supplies that they are seeking including, Crates and Carriers (any size), Chain link fencing, Shampoo, Kitty litter. For a complete list visit www.rescuebankhouston.org.
About Pet Paradise
Headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla.,Pet Paradise was formed in 2002 and currently has 13 facilities in operation of which nine are located throughout Florida; two are in Houston, and one each in New Orleans and Charlotte. The Pet Paradise facilities include spacious dog and cat boarding suites as well as day care and grooming services. All facilities are staffed 24/7 and are Hurricane Category 3 safety rated and serve as pet evacuation sites in the event of mandatory hurricane evacuations.www.petparadiseresort.com
About Rescue Bank
Founded in Houston in 2006, Rescue Bank has grown to become one of the largest pet food banks in the country. With warehouses in Houston and Baton Rouge, Rescue Bank provides much-needed food, supplies, spay-neuter grants, and organizational support to more than 70 animal rescue, rehabilitation, and adoption non-profits. Rescue Bank’s mission is to help these smaller, less visible groups achieve higher standards of care. www.rescuebankhouston.org
About Whole Foods Market®
Founded in 1980 in Austin, Texas, Whole Foods Market (wholefoodsmarket.com, NASDAQ: WFM), is the leading natural and organic food retailer. As America’s first national certified organic grocer, Whole Foods Market was named “America’s Healthiest Grocery Store” by Health magazine. The company’s motto, “Whole Foods, Whole People, Whole Planet”™ captures its mission to ensure customer satisfaction and health, Team Member excellence and happiness, enhanced shareholder value, community support and environmental improvement. Thanks to the company’s nearly 60,000 Team Members, Whole Foods Market has been ranked as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” in America by FORTUNE magazine for 14 consecutive years. In fiscal year 2010, the company had sales of more than $9 billion and currently has more than 300 stores in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.