This month, Subaru of America, Inc. will host its “Subaru Loves Pets” initiative with the help of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and BARK, the makers of BarkBox. The initiative is part of the automaker’s Love Promise vision to show love and respect to everyone, and to support its communities and customers nationwide. With approximately 6.5 million animals entering shelters each year, Subaru Loves Pets aims to improve the life of these animals and help them find new homes.
Throughout October, participating Subaru retailers nationwide will work alongside their local animal shelters to host pet supply drives for animals staying at the shelters. The automaker and its retailers will provide Subaru Loves Pets Shelter Supply Kits, created in conjunction with BARK, to needy shelters. The kits include various curated items such as; chew toys, reusable water and food bowls, leashes and treats. Subaru retailers will also provide New Pet Parent Kits to help new pet-adopting families in the first weeks with their new family member.
In addition to the donated Shelter Supply and New Pet Parent Kits, select Subaru retailers are hosting fee-waived pet adoption events in partnership with local animal welfare organizations. Each adoption event is supported by a grant from the ASPCA® made possible by Subaru. There are 110 animal welfare organizations and 110 retailers participating across 35 different states and Washington, D.C. To find out if a Subaru retailer in your area is partnering with the ASPCA, visit www.aspca.org/SubaruLovesPets.
Subaru recognizes the importance of keeping the entire family safe on the road. That’s one of the reasons Subaru sponsored two studies conducted by the Center for Pet Safety to crash-test commonly used pet safety products
“Subaru Loves Pets is our way of returning the love that our pets show us every day,” said Thomas J. Doll, president and COO of Subaru of America, Inc. “We are very happy to partner with the ASPCA® and many local animal welfare groups, to help improve the health and well-being of animals across the country, and help them to find safe and loving homes.”
Subaru encourages customers to visit their local participating retailer to donate supplies, take a photo with their furry friend in a fun, pet-friendly photo frame or sign up to volunteer at a local animal welfare organization. Visitors who donate items at participating Subaru retailers during the Subaru Loves Pets initiative will receive an all-new 2018 Subaru Crosstrek plush pet toy and/or a Subaru Loves Pets bandana, while supplies last.