Trisha Yearwood Makes Surprise Appearance at Pet Food Drive to Benefit Best Friends’ Pet Food Pantry
Event Hosted by Trisha Yearwood Pet Collection and Smith’s Collected
700 Pounds of Pet Food in Two Hours to Help Feed Pets of Families in Need
June, 21, 2022 (Salt Lake City, Utah) — Best Friends Animal Society’s pet food pantry was honored to be the beneficiary of a pet food drive that took place earlier today at Smith’s in the 9th and 9th area of Salt Lake City. Trisha Yearwood Pet Collection partnered with Smith’s and Best Friends Animal Society to help make this wonderful event happen.
In addition to the more than 700 lbs. of dry cat and dog food, and nearly 200 cans of pet food donated by kind visitors at the pet food drive, Trisha Yearwood Pet Collection donated 500 lbs. of Trisha Yearwood Dog Food and Smith’s matched that donation.
Trisha Yearwood made a personal appearance at the food drive earlier today and posed for photos and presented Best Friends’ Chief Mission Officer Holly Sizemore with a generous $3,000 donation to support the pet food pantry. She also visited with two adorable adoptable dogs, Primrose and Amity. (Primrose --the chunky lowrider pit bull mix-- was even adopted by someone who came to donate.) Trisha Yearwood and Holly Sizemore chatted about the event in a Facebook live.
All donations to the pet food drive will go to the pet food pantry run by Best Friends Lifesaving Center in Salt Lake City, which offers support to local pet owners in the community who are struggling financially, including a meals-on-wheels type program to distribute food, litter, toys, kennels, and other supplies to people’s homes.
“Sometimes a bag of pet food makes all the difference between keeping a dog or cat at home, or someone having to make the agonizing decision to relinquish their pet to a shelter,” said Holly Sizemore, Chief Mission Officer at Best Friends Animal Society. “We are so grateful to Trisha Yearwood Pet Collection and Smith’s for their incredibly kind donations to our pet food pantry.”
In 2021, BFAS distributed over 110,000 lbs. of pet food in Salt Lake City. We appreciate everyone who stopped by to donate, and anyone who missed the event but would like to donate may donate online. Thank you!
Best Friends’ pet food pantry was established in January of 2014, to provide residents with emergency assistance to help them avoid giving up their pets due to a temporary financial crisis.
ABOUT TRISHA YEARWOOD PET COLLECTION
The Trisha Yearwood Pet Collection was created out of love. Trisha's heart for helping dogs find their forever homes has fueled this company's purpose. With a rescue of her own, she understands the life-changing act of adoption and the mission of finding every dog a home. When you purchase any of our products, a portion of the proceeds will go toward animal shelters and trusted organizations that are giving these animals a second chance at life.
For us, rescuing is just the start of giving a dog a well-deserved chance. Purchasing quality products is the next right step toward giving your pet all that he or she needs. That's why we've created a line of thoughtfully created products you can feel good about giving to your pet.
ABOUT DOTTIE’S YARD
Over 6.5 million pets arrive at animal shelters across the country each year. There are never enough essential supplies for shelters to accommodate this large number of surrenders and strays. These animal-loving organizations need help. In an effort to cover costs for medical bills, nutrition, and other basic necessities, Trisha Yearwood created Dottie’s Yard, a non-profit fund named after her own rescue, Dottie.
ABOUT SMITH’S FOOD & DRUG
At Smith’s Food & Drug, a company of The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR), we are Fresh for Everyone and dedicated to our Purpose: To Feed the Human Spirit®. We strive to make decisions that balance the safety of our associates with our commitments to our customers and communities. And above all else, we’ll be there for our communities when they need us most. Smith’s operates 141 stores in seven western states. For more information please visit www.smithsfoodanddrug.com.
ABOUT BEST FRIENDS ANIMAL SOCIETY
Best Friends Animal Society is the leading animal welfare organization working to end the killing of dogs and cats in America’s shelters by 2025. Founded in 1984, Best Friends is a pioneer in the no-kill movement and has helped reduce the number of animals killed in shelters from an estimated 17 million per year to around 355,000. Best Friends runs lifesaving programs across the country, as well as the nation’s largest no-kill animal sanctuary. Working collaboratively with a network of more than 3,700 animal welfare and shelter partners, and community members nationwide, Best Friends is working to Save Them All®. For more information, visit bestfriends.org.