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Greenwich, CT — American Pet Products Association (APPA) President and CEO Bob Vetere announced today that in 2014 the Association supported the Pet Industry with an unprecedented $2,053,000.00 given to support various key initiatives that exist to strengthen the industry, grow pet ownership, and the awareness of the joys and health benefits associated with owning a pet.
“On behalf of APPA and its Board of Directors, I’m proud to say that the resolve of this organization to do all that it can to stand behind, grow and strengthen the Pet Industry has never been stronger. As an industry we must continue to work together to address the issues before us, as well as to support efforts that play an integral role in growth in spending and ownership,” said Vetere.
Some of the initiatives and organizations supported by APPA include the Human Animal Bond Research Initiative (HABRI), Pets Add Life (PAL), Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC), Pet Care Trust and the newly formed Pet Leadership Council.
Vetere added, “As we move into a new year, we remain committed to doing our part as leaders in this industry to use the resources available to us to back efforts that are proving to be successful as well as planning for the future, ensuring to the best of our ability that this industry continues to thrive. We greatly appreciate the other organizations that have joined in this mission, and are optimistic that support within the industry to come together for the common good will be stronger than ever in 2015.”
The American Pet Products Association (APPA) is the leading not-for-profit trade association serving the interests of the pet products industry since 1958. APPA membership includes more than 1,100 pet product manufacturers, their representatives, importers and livestock suppliers representing both large corporations and growing business enterprises. APPA's mission is to promote, develop and advance pet ownership and the pet product industry and to provide the services necessary to help its members prosper. Visit www.americanpetproducts.org for more information.