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'Shop for the Animals' of the Buffalo Zoo at participating Tops Friendly Markets locations

by jmaloni
Tue, Aug 14th 2012 10:00 am

Event is Saturday, Aug. 18

Press release

Help fill the pantry for the Buffalo Zoo's animals this fall and winter. On Saturday, Aug. 18, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., shoppers at participating Tops Friendly Markets locations will have the opportunity to purchase an extra gift for the zoo to help keep the animals happy and healthy.

After selecting items from the zoo's grocery wish list, which will be provided at each location, shoppers can leave their gift with a zoo volunteer in the store lobby. All of these generous donations will then be used as special enrichment treats to promote the animals' natural behaviors and to stimulate them physically and mentally.

Requested grocery items include: Kellogg's Apple Jacks and Froot Loops or plain cereals; dog biscuits (all sizes); extracts and spices; peanut butter; plastic toys (Frisbees and balls); rawhide chews; Purina Whisker Lickin's cat treats (soft); as well as a variety of other items.

The items may be purchased at the following Tops locations: 2101 Elmwood Ave., at Hinman (Buffalo); Sheridan Drive at Delaware Road (Buffalo); Maple and Transit (East Amherst); and South Park (Hamburg).

With an annual grocery bill of $250,000, providing food and treats for the 1,200 animals at the zoo is a tremendous task. The Buffalo Zoo wishes to thank shoppers in advance for helping the animals and supporting Tops Friendly Markets, one of the zoo's most generous sponsors.

The Buffalo Zoo is located at 300 Parkside Ave.

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