Mounds Of Money Raised For Henry Vilas Zoo | Community Spirit
This spring, Mounds Pet Food Warehouse stores collected donations for Henry Vilas Zoo's animal enrichment program. During the month of April, Mounds staff raised more than $18,000 which will be used to purchase new toys and enrichment materials for the zoo's animals, according to Dane County officials.
During the promotion, Mounds stores held a competition between employees at their five area locations. Mounds Madison East raised the most donations and as a result of their hard work, won a behind the scenes tour of Henry Vilas Zoo.
The tour included a giraffe meet and greet, a rhino encounter, special enrichment treats for zoo animals and a behind the scenes look at several other zoo animal care areas.
Last fall, Mounds management came up with the idea for the fundraising event and employee contest when they toured the zoo and got to learn about animal enrichment first hand.
The Henry Vilas Zoo has been working with Mounds for more than a year, collecting donated pet products that zoo staff uses to enhance the lives of the zoo’s residents. Since last April, the Henry Vilas Zoo has received more than 375 donated toys from Mounds customers.
Although the fundraising event is over, Mounds customers can still visit each store’s zoo displays, and pick out zookeeper approved toys to donate to the zoo.
Mounds are located on Madison's East Side, Fitchburg, Middleton, Janesville and Sun Prairie. For more information, go to http://moundspet.com.