Rocky’s Ace Hardware Hosting ‘Love Your Pet’ Fund-raiser

SPRINGFIELD — Rocky’s Ace Hardware, a family-owned business with neighborhood-based stores in six states, is again hosting a Rocky’s Love Your Pet fund-raiser at eight of its Greater Springfield locations.

“We pride ourselves on the fact that our neighborhood stores have strong ties to our local communities,” said Rocky’s Ace Hardware President and CEO Rocco Falcone. “We have a keen sense of corporate social responsibility and are especially fond of helping those who can’t help themselves, including animals. We regularly donate pet food to local shelters, hold pet-food and supply drives, and show our support in other ways, such as this fund-raiser.”

Now through Sunday, Feb. 25, Rocky’s customers will be able to purchase pawprints for a $1 minimum donation to show support for the Thomas J. O’Connor (TJO) Animal Control and Adoption Center. Participating store locations include Agawam, East Longmeadow, Ludlow, Palmer, South Hadley, Springfield (Island Pond Road and Liberty Street), and Westfield.

The Foundation for TJO Animals, founded in 2007, is dedicated to raising much-needed funds for the animals at the TJO Animal Control and Adoption Center. Over the past year, it has had 1,424 animals adopted and 641 animals returned to their owners.

“Love is in the air in February,” Falcone said. “We hope our customers will join us in thinking about our four-legged friends who need our love and support by giving generously.”

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