Co-Op Buying Program
Launched For Animal Shelters
by Sherry Morse
Pet Savers Foundation has entered into an
agreement with several companies to provide discount prices
on their products to humane organizations who have signed
up for the Pet Savers Co-op buying program.
The program features free membership and there
are no minimum order requirements for the organizations that
join. Most of the companies involved in the program also offer
shipping discounts or free shipping for products purchased
through the program.
The program includes an opportunity to purchase
pharmaceuticals from Henry Scheim which supplies many shelters
and veterinarians; training crates and kennel cages from both
General Cages and Midwest Cages; and collars and leashes from
American Leather Specialties - which sells both leather and
Groups that are interested in participating
in the program can sign up by contacting Pet Savers at a toll-free
number. Once they have signed up the group receives an information
kit that features catalogs and pricing on available products.
Besides offering discounts to participating
groups, Midwest Cages has also started a fundraising program
to give each organization a $3 rebate for every cage that
the organization sells at their site.
Rick Collord of the southwest Washington Humane
Society, which is participating in the program, said, "We
were spending anywhere from 44 to 87 percent more for supplies
we now purchase through the Pet Savers program."
The Pet Savers Foundation says its purpose
is to promote and advance the humane treatment of homeless
animals to improve their quality of life. To do this, the
foundation has several national programs to support America's
In addition to the Co-op buying program Pet
Savers also offers SPAY/USA, a nationwide referral service
for affordable spay/neuter services to help reduce the number
of unwanted cats and dogs in the United States.
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