Mars Petcare Dog & Cat Annual Adoption On the Lawn – Doing Our Part | Mars, Incorporated
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Pet lovers in Columbus, Ohio, forever change the lives of homeless dogs and cats by giving them a loving home at Mars Petcare’s annual Adoption on the Lawn event.

Adoption on the Lawn is a free event that brings together hundreds of cats, dogs and humans. With discounted adoption fees, free food and drinks, and other fun activities for the entire family, we help encourage the adoption of pets in need.

“Last year we helped more than 70 pets find new homes in five hours,” said Jay Erskin, site director at Mars Petcare U.S. in Columbus, Ohio. “It’s not every day you get to experience something this meaningful, so when we have the support of everyone in the plant and the community, we make it a priority.

More than 8 million dogs and cats end up in shelters and rescues every year, and less than half ever find a place to call home. Our Petcare U.S. businesses and our Associates are doing whatever we can to help these pets find a home.

The Columbus-based Mars Petcare manufacturing facility started the Adoption on the Lawn event as part of the annual Mars Volunteer Program (MVP). MVP offers employees the freedom to make a difference in their communities by improving the lives of people and pets and building lasting and meaningful relationships.

“It only takes a moment to fall in love and change everything for a lucky pet or two,” said Cindi Clum, director of Cozy Cat Cottage. “For the past five years, we’ve watched that moment happen again and again, and we believe this year will be a huge success, too.”

The Columbus site, which manufactures PEDIGREE® Food for Dogs, CESAR® Canine Cuisine and WHISKAS® Food for Cats, has been a member of the Ohio business community for more than 40 years.

Pets in Columbus, Ohio, got a second chance at adoption during the sixth annual Adoption on the Lawn event.