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Bio Spot Pet Products Announces $110,000 Product Donation To Help Dogs And Cats In Animal Shelters Ring In The New Year Flea & Tick Free

Feb 03, 2014

Pet Lovers Helped Nominate Shelters in Need on Facebook

WALNUT CREEK, Calif., Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bio Spot Flea and Tick Control ended 2013 by donating much-needed supplies to shelters around the country, helping ensure homeless pets started the New Year off with quality flea and tick protection. According to the Humane Society of the United States, approximately 3,500 U.S. animal shelters serve an estimated 6-8 million homeless animals that need refuge each year[1]. Over the past month, over $110,000 of Bio Spot® Flea & Tick Collars, Bio Spot® Scented Flea & Tick Shampoo and Bio Spot Defense® Flea & Tick Spot On® for dogs and cats has been delivered to humane organizations from coast to coast.

"Effective flea and tick treatment helps pets feel healthy and happy, important qualities prospective pet owners consider when adopting," said Agatha Ritter-Martin, Brand Manager. "We are pleased to have donated Bio Spot® solutions that will help cats and dogs in need feel their best and help protect their temporary homes from pest infestations."

Bio Spot's Facebook community joined in the season of giving by nominating animal shelters in their neighborhoods that would benefit from additional Bio Spot® product donations. Pet lovers spotlighted their favorite humane groups for a chance to win a free product bundle in the name of their pet.

One group benefiting from the donation is Humane Society of Louisiana.

"Our shelter is a rural area with the dogs living outside," said Johnna Harris, Animal Services Director, Humane Society of Louisiana. "We're just now getting back on our feet after Katrina so proactive, preventative care against fleas and ticks is a must year-round. We appreciate Bio Spot's support!"

For additional information about Bio Spot and its family of flea and tick prevention products please visit www.BioSpot.com

About Bio Spot

The Bio Spot® brand offers a line of high-quality products for your home, dogs, puppies, cats and kittens that treats and controls fleas and ticks. The line includes a variety of topical treatments, shampoos, collars and sprays, which helps kill unwanted pests and helps prevents reinfestation of your pets, home and yard. Products include: Bio Spot Defense® Flea & Tick Spot On® for Dogs, and Bio Spot Defense® Flea & Tick Spot On® for Cats, Bio Spot® Shampoo for Dogs and Puppies, Bio Spot® Flea & Tick Collar with IGR for Dogs, Bio Spot® BreakAway® Flea & Tick Collar for Cats & Kittens , Bio Spot Defense® Flea & Tick Spray for Dogs and Puppies, Bio Spot® Carpet Powder with Linalool and Nylar®, Bio Spot® Room Fogger with Sykillstop®, and Bio Spot® Yard & Garden Spray. For more information about Bio Spot® products call (800) 234-2269 or visit www.biospot.com.

About Central Garden & Pet

Central Garden & Pet Company is a leading innovator, marketer and producer of quality branded products for the lawn & garden and pet supplies markets. Committed to new product innovation, our products are sold to specialty independent and mass retailers. Participating categories in Lawn & Garden include: Grass seed and the brands PENNINGTON®, SMART SEED® and THE REBELS® wild bird feed and the brand PENNINGTON® weed and insect control and the brands AMDRO®, SEVIN®, IRONITE® and OVER-N-OUT® and decorative outdoor patio products and the brands NORCAL ®, NEW ENGLAND POTTERY® and MATTHEWS FOUR SEASONS™. We also provide a host of other regional and application-specific garden brands and supplies. Participating categories in Pet include: Animal health and the brands ADAMS™, BIO SPOT® and ZODIAC® aquatics and reptile and the brands OCEANIC®, AQUEON® and ZILLA® bird & small animal and the brands KAYTEE®, SUPER PET® and CRITTER TRAIL® dog & cat and the brands T.F.H.®, NYLABONE®, FOUR PAWS®, PINNACLE® and AVO-DERM® and equine and the brands FARNAM®, BRONCO® and SUPERMASK®. We also provide a host of other application-specific pet brands and supplies. Central Garden & Pet Company is based in Walnut Creek, California, and has approximately 4,100 employees, primarily in North America. For additional information on Central Garden & Pet Company, including access to the Company's SEC filings, please visit the Company's website at www.central.com.

[1] http://www.humanesociety.org/news/news_briefs/2013/11/national-animal-shelter-rescue-appreciation-week-110113.html#.Uqd8VSc9XTo