Thursday, December 24, 2009

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year, from Evanger's

Evanger's would like to wish you and your pets a wonderful holiday season, and a happy and healthy 2010.

Evanger's is looking forward to 2010, which will be our 75th anniversary. To commemorate this milestone, Evanger's is unveiling a few new products:

Signature Series featuring Cuts in Gravy. This grain-free stew is available in four flavors: Beef Chunks, Lamb Chunks, Turkey Chunks, and Chicken Chunks in convenient 5-oz and 12-oz easy-open cans.

A new addition to the Nothing but Natural Treat line - 100% Whole Meat Freeze Dried Treats. The single-ingredient products are gluten-free, grain-free, and like all our foods, do not use any additives or artificial ingredients. Available in 3 flavors: Wild Salmon, Beef Liver, and Beef Tripe.

After 75 years, Evanger's proudly remains entirely MADE IN THE USA

Monday, December 14, 2009

Evanger’s Continues Work with Keshet Special Needs Program

Keshet School’s Developmentally Disabled Children Show Skills – Profits Go Back to School

Evanger’s Dog & Cat Food Company is beginning its fourth year of working with the Keshet School’s Vocational Program. This program provides individuals with developmental disabilities a real-world career experience and responsibilities that may otherwise not be available to them.

In the Keshet Vocational Program, students receive an introduction to the workplace and are able to see their own project through from start to finish. Keshet students work with Evanger’s Dog & Cat Food Company to prepare sample bags of dry food: the students label, fill, and seal each bag and are able to apply skills learned to produce a product for in store distribution.

Evanger's invites local residents and consumers to help the students as they enjoy the final stages of their career enhancement on Tuesday, December 15th. The students will meet customers of Pet Supplies “Plus,” in Highland Park, Illinois from 10:30 – 12:00. Keshet students will be passing out samples of the dry food bags they prepared. This will play a large role in helping the children understand product distribution, as well as aid in the effort to raise awareness of children with developmental disabilities.

During the entire month of December, Evanger’s Dog & Cat Food Company will further support Keshet’s Vocational Program by donating a portion of Evanger’s dry dog food purchases to the program when a customer mentions, “Keshet” at checkout.

Event Site:
Tuesday, December 15th 10:30 – 12:00
Pet Supplies “Plus”
1634 Deerfield Road
Highland Park, IL 60035
847-831-2323



MORE ABOUT KESHET:
Founded in 1982, Keshet is a not-for-profit organization that provides year-round educational, recreational, and vocational programming for Chicagoland children and young adults with developmental disabilities. The vocational program enables these students to receive an introduction to the work place through pre-vocational skills preparation, career awareness, and job training within the community via local businesses. These services are a part of a continuum of life preparation that begins in the early grades. http://www.keshet.org/

Friday, December 11, 2009

Evanger's Feeds Puppy Mill and Shelter Dogs During Thanksgiving



DOGS GET FEAST ON WAY TO NY

Cheryl Jackson
November 27, 2009

It was a a fetching feast for the out-of-town guests.
Canned turkey with potatoes and carrots; duck and sweet potato dinners, and bagged pheasant meals were included in the spread laid out for about 50 dogs from puppy mills and shelters at DoGone Fun, 1717 S. State, on Thanksgiving Day. The dogs were on a layover in a trip from Missouri to New York in search of new homes.Twenty of the dogs were rescued from puppy mills and considered unsaleable by their owners. The rest of the group was from a shelter in Joplin, Mo.
Their journey is part of a campaign by Best Friends Animal Society, based in Utah, to eliminate puppy mills that breed dogs under inhumane conditions.


The dogs, all small breeds and mixes, arrived in Chicago by truck. This morning , they'll fly first-class to New York, where there is greater demand for dogs their size.
Pet Airways is providing the flight. Wheeling-based Evanger's Dog & Cat Food Co. donated the chow for their Thanksgiving feast. Other groups, including the Progressive Animal Welfare Society, contributed chewy pigskin chips, dog snacks and toys.
Best Friends is encouraging people thinking of buying puppies during the holiday season to consider adopting, rather than buying animals. "You save a life at the same time," said Kelli Ohrtman of the Utah group.

Online article can be viewed here
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