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Petland, Petland Charities Raises $7,500 to Heartland Canines for Veterans

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio, June 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Petland and Petland Charities are pleased to announce the results of its May fundraising campaign, which raised more than $7,500 for Heartland Canines for Veterans, a 501c3 organization that provides service and therapy dogs for disabled veterans.In 2015, Petland, Inc. committed to supporting the cost of one dog per year for five years. The average cost to raise and train each service dog is $7,200. This May, in addition to the yearly commitment, Petland company stores initiated a ‘Round Up at the Register’ campaign for Heartland and raised more than $7,000. Petland locations in Dunwoody (GA), Rome (GA), Dalton (GA), Iowa City (IA) and Hillsboro (OH) also contributed.”Approximately 17 U.S. veterans die by suicide every day, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs. For some, a four-legged companion is the difference between life and death,” said Steve Huggins, Executive Director of Petland Charities. “We are so grateful to have been able to raise these funds during such challenging times.””During an unprecedented time in our Country, we are so amazed at the generosity of Petland Charities, Petland stores, and Petland customers,” said Kevin Pruitt, Executive Director of Heartland Canines. “Often these dogs
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