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1/2/2004
Harris Teeter Helping Animal Shelters
Pet coupon books distributed to shelters will provide savings and sound advice for new adoptive families welcoming a new pet int
Charlotte, NC – Harris Teeter and Purina® have teamed up with local humane societies and animal shelters across the Southeast to provide new pet parents with extra savings on the items they'll need when adopting a new pet.

Whether welcoming a new puppy, kitten, cat, or dog into their family, each coupon book also contains an interactive CD-ROM that will teach new pet owners how to establish good pet care habits throughout all stages of their new pet's development.

The CD-ROM helps new pet owners learn responsible pet ownership and offers helpful tips from Purina's pet care experts. Owners can watch videos and learn; basic training techniques for both cats and dogs, puppy health care, how to help their dog live longer, grooming tips, crate training, leash and halter training, nutritional tips for different stages of life, and problem solving techniques to help their new pet make a smooth transition into their new family.

We've all seen the stories and know the hard realities of abandoned animals. "Harris Teeter and Purina wanted to give Humane Shelters throughout the communities we serve a way to say "Thank You," to families that save a dog or a cat and welcome them into their home," said Director of Communications, Tara Stewart. "These coupon books offer a significant savings on pet food and other supplies needed when you bring a pet home from the shelter, and the informative CD-ROM will help them learn exactly what they need to do to keep their
new family member happy and healthy," Stewart added.

Shelters are excited about the opportunity to offer savings and sound advice to families that adopt a pet from their facility.

"The coupon books for Pet Rescue North are fabulous and we are overwhelmed with the commitment and effort you have put forth to help us adopt out our pets. It's not often that we get such incredible support from such established companies. Together, Pet Rescue North, Harris Teeter, and Purina can help save these magnificent animals lives and find them safe, permanent, loving, homes. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!"
Sheri Hill, Pet Rescue North Inc.

"Thank you so much for choosing to help animal rescue!"
Debra Plant, Cape Fear Valley Animal Hospital

"We very much appreciate receiving your Coupon Books to share with our new adoptive "parents" when we place one of our rescue dogs. Thank you very much for this effort on the part of needy animals!"
Nancy Colvin, North Carolina Rottweiler Rescue

"This is a WONDERFUL program and we're proud to be participating! I know the adoptive families will love them. What a great way to help in the efforts to get unwanted animals adopted! Thanks."
Nicole Barnhardt, Precious Paws Rescue, Inc.

"Thank you so much for putting this project together, it is for an absolutely wonderful cause. Thank you so much again for helping us save animals lives. I know our adoptive families will really appreciate it!"
Chere Garrard, Jacksonville Humane Society, Jacksonville, FL

Harris Teeter stores will be hosting adopt-a-pet days in the coming months where shoppers can give a pet a good home, help area shelters by making a donation of food and supplies, or offer to volunteer their time to animals in need in their hometown.

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