Hotel Chain Partners With Petfinder to Rescue Adoptable Pets Nationwid
A unique partnership sees pet-friendly Extended Stay America hotels (ESA) put their money where their mouth is as the brand steps up to work with independent non-profit, Petfinder Foundation to help shelters who rescue and place adoptable pets.
The U.S. based hotel chain has always been committed to giving back to the communities where they operate and when you couple that with their welcoming approach to guests travelling with pets, well you can see how those dots just naturally connected. Erika Looney is ESA’s Senior Manager of Creative Services and she says they are absolutely thrilled to be helping find forever homes for some of the nearly 7.6 million animals who enter shelters each year. A mission made all the more meaningful to many of their guests who consider pets to be part of the family.
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So how exactly does a successful hotel brand that operates more than 600 properties throughout North America create a brighter future for a small, homeless pooch? By donating their greatest asset – hotel rooms. You see, as part of the partnership, ESA is donating 200 free hotel rooms to volunteers who execute life-saving transport missions — recovering adoptable animals from disaster relief situations and high-capacity shelters. This generous donation helps ensure funds can continue to be directed to where they are needed most (medical treatment and pet placement) and represents Petfinder Foundation’s first-ever lodging partnership.
Toni Morgan, the foundation’s Executive Director says, “Transporting animals from high-risk, high-capacity shelters and devastating natural disasters can put a strain on both volunteers and pets. Knowing these incredibly hard-working and deserving teams will have a safe, comfortable and welcoming place to stay during these life-saving trips makes a huge impact – to Petfinder Foundation, to the rescue groups and to the pets.”
For more information on Extended Stay America’s partnership with Petfinder Foundation, including details surrounding the room donation and ways to get involved, please visit www.extendedstayamerica.com/petfinder.
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