PHILADELPHIA & KENNESAW, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pep Boys recently partnered with American Pets Alive! as the platinum sponsor at its educational conference in Austin, Texas. The Company was also the host of the official After “Paw-ty,” where attendees participated in a “Blow the Woof Off” contest. Jennifer Penick of the Hardin Animal Relocation and Transition Team (HARTT), Savannah, Tenn., won the contest and received a doghouse containing $2,000 worth of pet supplies for use at their shelter.
Pep Boys is also launching a national program that supports local pet adoption agencies utilizing their community’s location for critical, in-market pet adoption or companion pet matching events. The program will support the goals and practices of American Pets Alive!, helping to educate about the leading methods of animal sheltering and to tackle some of the most pressing issues in saving companion animals today. Pep Boys also hosted a booth during the exhibit hours where attendees learned how to start their local partnerships. For more information about this new national partnership program with Pep Boys, please contact email@example.com to learn more.
“Pep Boys understands the importance of supporting pet adoption and connecting companion animals to permanent homes,” said Executive Vice President Laura Soave. “By partnering with the organizations that attended this conference, we’re hoping to raise awareness of the tremendous need to help support adoption and inspire people to adopt or support the local organization that needs time, resources and donations to help save these animals. Our team members nationwide are eager to help participate in such a vital program.”
Of the 6.5 million pets who enter shelters annually, three million are euthanized. Shelters who learn and implement the research-backed American Pets Alive! methods can save 95% or more of animals in their care. The American Pets Alive! Conference is an annual educational conference presented by American Pets Alive!, the national education and outreach arm of Austin Pets Alive!, a leading innovative lifesaving animal rescue organization designed to save the animals most at risk. For more information about the organization or conference, please visit American Pets Alive!
“American Pets Alive! provides education for those intent on saving at-risk companion animals from euthanasia, based on what we learned in Austin,” said Dr. Ellen Jefferson, executive director, Austin Pets Alive!/American Pets Alive!. “We’re so grateful to have partners like Pep Boys supporting our mission and look forward to working with them to help educate an even larger audience about the importance of adoption to help save pets lives.”
Pep Boys, which is owned by Icahn Automotive, an Icahn Enterprises L.P. company, also owns and operates additional repair and maintenance providers such as AAMCO and Precision Tune Auto Care.
About American Pets Alive! (AmPA!)
American Pets Alive! is the national education and outreach division of Austin Pets Alive! (APA!) that empowers individuals, organizations and communities to transform animal shelter systems and end unnecessary killing of shelter animals. Utilizing lifesaving best practices born in Austin, AmPA! hosts the Maddie’s® Lifesaving Academy with classes, apprenticeships and fellowships, an annual conference and provides ongoing crisis and operations support to shelters around the country. To learn more about AmPA!, visit americanpetsalive.org.
About Pep Boys
Since 1921, Pep Boys has been one of the nation's leading automotive aftermarket chains, providing premium tires; automotive maintenance and repair; premium-brand parts and expert advice for the do-it-yourselfer; commercial auto parts delivery; and fleet maintenance and repair to customers across the U.S. Pep Boys operates more than 9,000 service bays in approximately 1,000 locations in 35 states and Puerto Rico, and the Pep Boy Mobile Crew service trailer, which offers automotive maintenance on location. Customers can find the nearest location by calling 1-800-PEP BOYS (1-800-737-2697), by visiting www.pepboys.com, or following Pep Boys on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.
About Icahn Automotive
Icahn Automotive Group LLC (Icahn Automotive) was formed by its parent, Icahn Enterprises L.P. (NASDAQ: IEP), to invest in and operate businesses involved in aftermarket parts distribution and service. Our businesses have a singular focus: provide premium automotive parts and services at a great value. Icahn Automotive today consists of Pep Boys® automotive aftermarket retail and service chain, Auto Plus® automotive aftermarket parts distributor, Precision Tune Auto Care® owned and franchised automotive service centers, and AAMCO Total Auto Care franchised service centers. The Company also is the licensor of Cottman Transmission and operates under several local brands. The businesses of Icahn Automotive total over 22,000 employees, over 2,000 company-owned and franchise locations, and 25 distribution centers throughout the US, Canada, and Puerto Rico.