The Humane Society of Tampa Bay and Mister HotShine Car Wash announced their second annual Paws-a-thon fundraising campaign to help the Humane Society raise money through in-store donations. Customers’ donations come in the form of a purchased paw in $1, $5 or $10 amounts. The paper paws, with the customer name written on it will then be displayed on Mister’s car wash walls during the month of July. Customers also receive an exclusive offer of savings on their next car wash. The first Paws-a-thon took place July, 2010 and raised $48,565 in total for Humane Society of Tampa Bay and 14 other animal shelters throughout the country.

“We hope everyone will visit their local Mister HotShine locations during the month of July to help make a difference for animals in need,” says Sherry Silk, Executive Director of the Humane Society of Tampa Bay. “We are grateful for the continued support of Mister HotShine and for being selected for the second year in row as the beneficiary of Paws-a-thon.”

“This event gives our customers, car washes, lube centers and our corporate office here in Tucson the opportunity to work together and make an impact assisting the animal shelters within our communities. We were overjoyed with not only our results, but with the feedback we received from our customers and the donation recipients. We knew we had to keep this new tradition going,” says Ron Peterson, Chief Executive Officer.

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