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BRENTWOOD, Tenn., Aug. 28, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ: TSCO), the largest rural lifestyle retail chain in the United States, has donated $50,000 to the PEDIGREE Foundation to help fund grants for dog shelters and rescue organizations. From December 2017 to February 2018, participating Tractor Supply stores donated $1 for every PEDIGREE Brand purchase as part of a special charitable promotion.
“We are proud to support the PEDIGREE Foundation in providing financial assistance to shelters and rescue organizations that are dedicated to making sure dogs in need find loving homes,” said Karl Olsen, vice president and divisional merchandise manager at Tractor Supply Company. “Thanks to the generous contributions of our customers, Tractor Supply was able to contribute the maximum donation of $50,000 to help our four-legged friends find the safety, security and homes they deserve.”
Established in 2008, the PEDIGREE Foundation is a 501(c)(3) private foundation and is committed to finding forever homes for the millions of homeless dogs across America. Over the last decade, the Foundation has given more than $6.7 million and awarded nearly 5,000 grants to organizations that are passionate about saving the lives of dogs that would otherwise be lost.
“We are so thankful to Tractor Supply and all of those who participated in this promotion for their commitment to the plight of homeless dogs,” said Bo Segers, PEDIGREE Foundation president. “This generous donation will allow us to further our mission of helping dogs find forever homes by providing us with additional funds to award more grants to shelters and rescue organizations across the country.”
Tractor Supply’s latest donation is part of the Company’s ongoing philanthropic efforts to make a difference and give back to the communities we serve. For more information on our community involvement, please visit http://ir.tractorsupply.com/overview.
About Tractor Supply Company
Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ: TSCO) is in its 80th year of operation and, since being founded in 1938, has grown to become the largest rural lifestyle retail store chain in the United States. With more than 28,000 team members, over 1,725 stores in 49 states and an e-commerce website, Tractor Supply is passionate about serving its unique niche, as a one-stop shop for recreational farmers, ranchers and all those who enjoy living the rural lifestyle. Tractor Supply offers an extensive mix of products necessary to care for home, land, pets and animals with a focus on product localization, exclusive brands and legendary customer service that addresses the needs of the Out Here lifestyle. The Company leverages its physical store assets with digital capabilities to offer customers the convenience of purchasing products they need anytime, anywhere and any way they choose at the everyday prices they deserve. At June 30, 2018, the Company operated 1,725 Tractor Supply stores in 49 states and an e-commerce website at www.tractorsupply.com.
Tractor Supply Company also owns and operates Petsense, a small-box pet specialty supply retailer focused on meeting the needs of pet owners, primarily in small and mid-size communities, and offering a variety of pet products and services. At June 30, 2018, the Company operated 174 Petsense stores in 27 states. For more information on Petsense, visit www.petsense.com.
About PEDIGREE Foundation
Formed in 2008 by the makers of PEDIGREE® food for dogs, PEDIGREE Foundation is an independent 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to helping dogs in need find loving homes by supporting the good work of shelters and dog rescue organizations throughout the country. Through no fault of their own, more than 3.3 million dogs end up in shelters and rescue organizations every year, and nearly half of them never find a place to call home. For more information on how you can support the foundation visit www.pedigreefoundation.org.
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