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United Pet Fund (UPF) Resource Center

August 11th Distribution Day

Blue Buffalo has stepped into the gap during a shortage of available pet food to fill the gap and help provide some relief! Thank you BLUE BUFFALO!

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August 11th Distribution Day

Time & Location

Aug 11, 2018, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

United Pet Fund (UPF) Resource Center, 11336 Tamarco Dr, Blue Ash, OH 45242, USA

About The Event

UPF knows that Pet Food is a vital resource for all UPF Members. We have had a shortage of pet food from normal sources since the end of May. The good news is that we are expecting some Blue Buffalo dry Dog and Cat food at the end of next week due to a generous donation from the company. That means we have to change the announced Distribution Date from August 4th, to Saturday, August 11th, from 2 pm - 5 pm. Please be sure to mark the date change in your calendars and other devices. Knowing how busy you are with all your daily duties in addition to taking care of the animals in need under your care, we suggest that you share the UPF Newsletters now and in the future with other members in your organization so that more people are in the loop. Teamwork and networking are essential with all that you have going on.

Because of the shortage of available pet food through UPF, we expect that there will be an increased interest from among our 100 members for the food that is coming in. You all may not be able to get the same quantities in the past. The food that we are told will be delivered is Blue Buffalo WILD Adult Salmon dry dog food in 24# bags, and Blue Grain Free Adult Indoor Chicken dry cat food in 2# bags.

Other opportunities will be available during the August 11th Distribution Day:

We still have Hartz Mountain Puppy Pads available through our valuable partnership with Hartz Mountain.

If you are not a recent UPF Member, you may remember our partnership with Whisper Pet Odor Eliminator in 2017. A great product, but the makers of the product could net get enough funding to keep the company going. With that, they are releasing all the inventory they have left in their warehouse. What they are hoping to do is have those UPF Members that are interested in doing some fund raising via sales of the remainder of Whisper Pet Inventory contact us at UPF at info@unitedpetfund.org for more information. Right now the founder of Whisper Pet, Gary DeJesus, is offering 16 oz. singles for $2 / bottle, and 28 oz. singles for $3 / bottle. Case price for 16 oz. is $12 / case, and case price for 28 oz. is $15 / case. These are GREAT and well below wholesale prices for this product, and will allow you to set a price point for the product that would be great for fund raising if you sell it. Several UPF Members have signed on for this and have already returned for more. Gary suggests that you can use the product for your facility, give out the product with every adoption, or sell the product for whatever you set the price point for, and you would keep the difference in your organization. Again, if this sounds like something you are interested in, feel free to contact us at before the Distribution Day at, or leave a message at the bottom of the census when you register on the website. You can reach us before DD at: info@unitedpetfund.org.

United Pet Fund will be hosting its 2nd Annual Muttstache Dash 5K Walk/Run this coming September 9th at the VOA Park in Butler County. Check out the details at MUTTSTACHE DASH 5K. The MSD5K is being used by UPF as its main fund-raiser to help keep the doors open at the UPF Resource Center, and take care of the expenses needed to run the Center. Last September we tried a little experiment in letting those UPF Members that were there with some of their adoptable dogs 'rent out' those dogs for the Walk. Any funds raised by the 'renting out' of the dogs went back to the organization. We hoped that the 'shared experience' would also increase the chances of that dog being adopted by the family. This year we wanted to expand this portion of MSD5K by letting 5 - 7 of our UPF Members bring 5 - 10 (number to be determined) of their adoptable dogs that can handle a 5K walk, are people/dog friendly and ready to find their FUREVER HOMES. If more than 5 - 7 UPF Members want to participate, we will have lottery drawing to determine those that can participate. Next year we hope to expand that number if the concept is successful. If you are interested in participating, let us know again by contacting us at info@unitedpetfund.org by August 10th, 2018.

Martha's Corner store is still stocked with a great amount on non-food items that you can use at your shelter/rescue: collars, leashes, cat scratching pads, toys, etc. If you would like to 'shop there' before the Distribution Day, contact her at martharn@aol.com to set up a mutually agreeable time. Otherwise you will have a great opportunity to shop AFTER you pick up your normal supplies that you register for on the AUGUST 11th DISTRIBUTION DAY.

Have a great weekend and stay cool as the Summer Heat continues (as well as all the animals under your care and love)!

DR Z

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