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Skechers’ Animal Rights Movement reaches 7 million US dollars in donations

Aug 10, 2021 United States
Skechers’ Animal Rights Movement reaches 7 million US dollars in donations
The company’s BOBS from Skechers Philanthropic Collection has helped save and support over 1.3 million shelter dogs and cats in the United States and Canada
The US-based footwear brand is celebrating a new milestone for its philanthropic BOBS division: the company’s total donations have now surpassed 7 million US dollars for animals in need throughout the United States and Canada. Through its partnership with Petco Love, a national non-profit working to lead and inspire change for animals, and sales of its extensive BOBS footwear, apparel and accessory offering, Skechers’ funds have helped save and support over 1.3 million shelter pets across North America.

“As a brand with a vast network of stores, we love finding new ways to inspire consumers and mobilize our stores for good - and these adoption and round-up events have resonated with the public and help bring our BOBS message to life. We’ve given more than 3.4 million US dollars to Petco Love since we launched our partnership in 2019 - a movement that’s already transformed thousands of pets’ and persons’ lives in America and is now building momentum across Canada”, commented Michael Greenberg, President of Skechers.

The brand has continued to drive public awareness for animal welfare this summer with National Foster A Pet month in June - hosting pet adoption events at Skechers retail stores with Petco Love’s animal welfare partners. Community members welcomed home dogs and cats from lifesaving organizations in Dallas, Texas; Harahan, Louisiana; Hialeah, Florida; Marlton, New Jersey and Moreno Valley, California. Consumers across America were also able to support Petco Love and more than 4 000 of its animal welfare partners at local Skechers stores, by rounding up their purchases at checkout - a campaign that raised over 87 000 US dollars for dogs and cats independent of Skechers’ total donations.

BOBS from Skechers Movement

Initially a philanthropic collection of slip-on styles that donated new shoes to children in need, the BOBS from Skechers movement has grown to include an offering of footwear, apparel and accessories dedicated to helping shelter animals. For every BOBS item purchased in the United States and Canada, a donation is made to Petco Love to help support shelter pets and its lifesaving animal welfare organization network. Skechers has helped save over 955 000 dogs, cats and other animals through pet adoptions, and contributed to the care of over 395 000 additional animals at nurseries, sanctuaries and medical care facilities.

Image credits: Lucrezia Carnelos on Unsplash

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