Friday 29 June 2012
Mars help revamp animal facilities
Wood Green has benefitted from refurbishment works carried out this month by a dedicated team of volunteers from Mars Petcare’s local office.
More than 40 sales based volunteers who work for Mars in Peterborough, the manufacturer of leading brands including Pedigree, Whiskas, Sheba and Cesar, rolled their sleeves up at a community event which involved the refurbishment of memorial benches, the painting of the main education centre, as well as guinea pig homes.
The project also saw the team constructing a water garden and an orchard, which will help feed the shelter’s animals.
The volunteering programme was part of the Mars in the Community scheme and the Wood Green project was chosen because of its vicinity to Mars’ Peterborough office as well as shared commitment to making better homes for pets. Mars in the Community enables Mars associates to get involved in local community projects - last year alone the programme cared for over 5,500 lost and unwanted animals, conducted 22,000 medical checks and found new homes for over 2,500 cats and nearly 1,500 dogs.
Angie Phillips, of Mars, explains: “Mars in the Community is all about giving something back to the communities in which we operate, and it was brilliant to see so many colleagues get involved in practical work for a charity that shares our aims of making a better world for animals. Wood Green truly encapsulates Mars’ dedication to animal welfare and we are looking forward to our continued work with charity.”
Tara Dundon, of Wood Green, adds: “We are so grateful to the Mars team who put in so much hard work to improving our facilities for our animals to enjoy. Our vision is to create a world where all pets are well cared for in loving homes for life, and the work of the Mars team will certainly help us continue to achieve this aim.