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Weis Markets raises more than $190K through Paws for Pets

SUNBURY, Pa. — Weis Markets has raised $191,000 in donations and pet supplies for 94 local animal shelters and rescue organizations in its five state market area through its Paws for Pets program, nearly double the total raised in 2011.

The four-week program ran through Memorial Day weekend in the Company's stores in Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, New York and West Virginia.  During this time, 64 stores also hosted pet adopt-a-thon events with local pet organizations.

"This year, we added a number of donation options and as a result we nearly doubled what we raised in 2011," said Dennis Curtin, director of public relations.  "Many of our associates worked hard to increase overall awareness of our program; we are grateful for their efforts and we are also grateful to our customers for their generosity at a time when animal rescue agencies are seeing record demand."