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September 28, 2012

Pet Food Express is the ONLY retailer turning the plastic bag ban into a fundraiser – helping the environment and homeless pets at the same time.

Every dollar from reusable bags sold in October in SF at Pet Food Express stores will go directly to San Francisco Animal Care & Control (the cost of the bag has been cut in half as well from $1.99 to .99 during this fundraiser).

When: 10/1/12 to 10/31/12 - 100% of the sales of reusable bags at all 3 Pet Food Express stores in San Francisco will be donated to San Francisco Animal Care & Control (the city-run animal shelter).

Where: All 3 Pet Food Express stores in San Francisco (reporters are welcome in any of our stores for interviews, pictures or video – please call in advance):

  • 1975 Market Street
  • 3150 California Street
  • 3160 20th Avenue (Stonestown)

Pet Food Express will donate 100% of the money collected in the sale of its reusable bags in its San Francisco stores to San Francisco Animal Care & Control (10/1/12-10/31/12). This is in direct response to the new city ordinance in San Francisco banning plastic bags. The ordinance will affect not only grocery stores but also all of San Francisco’s retail businesses (including Pet Food Express). Pet Food Express is reducing the cost of its new reusable bags from $1.99 to .99 and donating that money to homeless pets.

Pet Food Express founder, Michael Levy said "We realize the ban may be a major adjustment for people shopping in San Francisco, and we wanted to find a way to help them in the transition by reducing the price of our reusable bags. Since our core mission is helping animals, we decided to take it a step further and donate the money from the sales of those reusable bags directly to homeless animals in San Francisco."

Pet Food Express will also have paper bags available for 10 cents (the price is required under the new ordinance) that are at least 40 percent post-consumer recycled

Pet Food Express also provides all the premium food for all the animals at SF Animal Care & Control in an effort to help offset cuts to the city-run shelter.

About Pet Food Express:

Pet Food Express is locally owned and operated by Michael & Mark. Pet Food Express President and co-owner Michael Levy started a dog training business in 1976 and opened his first San Francisco location in 1980, selling some food and supplies. His business partner, Mark Witriol, came aboard in 1992. They have consistently expanded, even during the recent recession, and have more than 40 locations in Northern California. Pet Food Express partners with more than 100 non-profit animal rescue and shelter organizations, and regularly donates more than $1 million a year to those organizations. Pet Food Express has a high standard of quality for its food and products. The company motto is: If we won’t feed it to our pets, we won’t sell it for yours!


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