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Tahoe’s Pet Network receives donation of 1,552 pounds of food

Bev Keil
Special to the Bonanza

Marshall Grattan, owner of Pet Station, with the pallet of donated food.

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — The delivery truck recently arrived with more than 1,500 pounds of high-quality pet food to the delight of the staff and the homeless dogs and cats at Pet Network Humane Society.

The benefactors of this amazing donation were Marshall Grattan, owner of Pet Station, and Nature's Variety pet food company.

Here's how the collaboration worked: Marshall enrolled Pet Station in the "Pound for Pound Challenge" program offered by Nature's Variety.

He named Pet Network Humane Society as his beneficiary. For every pound of pet food sold by Pet Station during the designated period, Nature's Variety agreed to donate an equal amount of food to the shelter.

That's a win-win for all of us.

"The generosity of local business owners in their support of Pet Network and other nonprofits is one of the things that makes living in our community so special," says Jason Stipp, executive director of Pet Network Humane Society. "The high quality of this food will be a huge benefit to the dogs and cats in our shelter during a time of stress and transition."

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Pet Network houses approximately 60 to 80 animals at any given time. An average dog or cat may reside at the shelter between 2 weeks and 2 months before finding their forever home. Some animals stay much longer.

Stipp said the 1,500-plus pounds of food will feed Pet Network's shelter animals for about 3 months.

Pet Station is also assisting the shelter by providing space in the store to showcase some of Pet Network's cats that are waiting for their forever home.

This has resulted in several adoptions. Another business around the lake that showcases adoptable cats is Pet Super Market in South Lake Tahoe.

"We can't thank these businesses enough for supporting our lifesaving work," says Stipp.

Visit petnetwork.org to learn more about the Pet Network Humane Society. Visit tahoepetstation.info to learn more about Pet Station, with stores in Incline, Tahoe City, Truckee, South Lake Tahoe, Gardnerville and Spanish Springs.

Beverly Keil is a board member with the Pet Network Humane Society. Learn more at http://www.petnetwork.org.

Correction: This story has been updated from an earlier version to identify the correct author who wrote it.