Nearly $2 million has been raised to help animal shelters
around the country, thanks to a program that's been around
for the last seven years (49 years in dog time)!
“Paws to Recycle” is a program that recycles aluminum
cans to raise money for the shelters and other non-profit
animal organizations. It's already brought in 6.6
million pounds of aluminum.
Saying this is a win-win program, benefiting both animal
shelters and the environment, Craig Covert, manager of
marketing communication for Alcoa's Rigid Packaging division
explained "While raising funds for shelters, Paws raises
awareness of the importance and ease of recycling. The
program makes it easy for everyone to save aluminum cans and
put them to good use. Through “Paws to Recycle”, we have
kept more than 212 million cans out of landfills."
The program is sponsored by Alcoa, Friskies PetCare Company
and the American Humane Association. Participants can also
compete for cash prizes in such categories as Most
Pounds Recycled by a Non-Profit Shelter and Best
Local Publicity Campaign.
Each participating shelter receives an assortment of free
Friskies canned cat and dog food for its homeless animals.
The shelters use the money earned for spay and neutering
programs, construction, expansion and campaigns to raise
Shelters can register for the campaign by calling
...AND!!! If you are a pet owner that wants to help or
that cares about our ecology, you can call the number to
discover where the nearest participating pound can be found.