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TCC teams up with animal rescues to encourage pet adoptions

May 17, 2019

La PORTE – The Verizon TCC stores at 155 Boyd Blvd. in La Porte and 5230 S. Franklin St. in Michigan City are teaming up with animal rescue organizations to host a pet adoption event and supply drive.

The “Rescues Rock” campaign will be held at TCC and Wireless Zone stores across the country on Sunday at 1 p.m.

The stores will be partnering with Giant Paw Prints from Valparaiso and the Independent Cat Society of Westville; and representatives from Pet Supply Plus will be on-site helping collect supplies and donations.

“Of the 6-8 million pets surrendered each year, approximately 4 million of them are adopted,” said Scott Moorehead, CEO of Round Room, parent company of TCC. “In our household, our four-legged friends are important members of the family, and we feel honored to work alongside local animal rescues across the country to encourage more people to give these pets a forever home.”

Each participating TCC and Wireless Zone store is partnering with a local animal rescue organization to promote pet adoptions on site and donate supply kits to the owners of the first dog and cat adoptions of the day. Each kit includes a rescue car magnet, drawstring bag, collar, leash, food scoop, toy, treats and a bowl.

According to the Humane Society of the United States, humane organizations spend upwards of $2.5 billion each year to house and care for stray animals. While the number of pets purchased from breeders has decreased since 2016, there are still millions of animals in need of loving homes.

Supporters of the Rescues Rock campaign are encouraged to use hashtags #RescuesRocks and #BetterTogether on Instagram and Twitter to help spread the word.