BALTIMORE, Aug. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To help feed homeless pets at the Maryland SPCA and hungry pets in Maryland, Chipotle Mexican Grill will be donating 50% of proceeds to the non-profit organization on qualifying purchases made on Thursday, August 10, 2017 at ALL 81 Chipotle restaurants in Maryland.
"The summer months are always our busiest time at the shelter – placing a significant strain on our resources," said Jim Peirce, executive director of the Maryland SPCA. "This amazing opportunity with Chipotle Mexican Grill can help us replenish our supplies and continue to feed hungry pets in our shelter and across our community. When you eat at Chipotle on August 10th, you are feeding a hungry pet."
In order for the MD SPCA to receive 50% of every purchase, restaurant patrons must:
- Notify the cashier, before paying for order, that they are there to support the Maryland SPCA. If the cashier isn't notified, the MD will not receive credit for the purchase.
- Choose the pay-in-store option when ordering online and inform the cashier, prior to paying, that they are there to support the Maryland SPCA.
- Purchases made with a customers' existing gift cards will count as long as they mention to the cashier, prior to presenting gift card, that they are there to support the Maryland SPCA. Any gift cards purchased during the fundraiser will not count toward donated sales.
"This fundraiser is so important because the Maryland SPCA relies on community support and fundraisers like Maryland SPCA Day at Chipotle to care for and feed hungry pets. Many people think that we are associated with the ASPCA – but that is not the case. We don't receive any funding from the ASPCA," said Peirce.
Last year, thanks to the community's support, the MD SPCA was able to care for more than 3,500 dogs and cats and provided an additional 18.4 tons of food to feed hungry pets in needy homes throughout the state.
For more information about the Chipotle fundraiser for the MD SPCA, including restaurant locations, visit www.mdspca.org or visit the MD SPCA's event page on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/1708901456071795.
About the Maryland SPCA:
The Maryland SPCA is an independent nonprofit organization that works to improve the lives of pets and people in Maryland. The MD SPCA receives no operating support from other animal welfare groups including the ASPCA. The MD SPCA's adoption center adopts out more than 3,000 needy and unwanted pets each year, and is a state leader in providing more than 7,000 yearly to reduce pet overpopulation and suffering. The MD SPCA also offers pet behavior counseling and training courses, and provides food to needy pet owners to help keep pets in their homes. For more information about the Maryland SPCA, visit www.mdspca.org or call 410‐235‐8826.
Contact: Tina Regester, director of communications, Maryland SPCA
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