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(NAPSI)-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).
The program recycles aluminum cans to raise money
for the shelters and other non-profit animal organizations. Called
Paws to Recycle, 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 community awareness.
Shelters can register for the campaign by calling 1-800-646-PAWS.
Pet owners and others who care about our ecology can call the number to
discover where the nearest participating pound can be found.