Help Comfort Zone® Products Bring Peace, Joy and Comfort to Shelter Pets this Holiday Season

Help Comfort Zone® Products Bring Peace, Joy and Comfort to Shelter Pets this
                                Holiday Season

The brand will donate $1 to the Petfinder Foundation for every new "like" of
the Facebook page from now through December 31, 2012

PR Newswire

WALNUT CREEK, Calif., Dec. 4, 2012

WALNUT CREEK, Calif., Dec. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- According to,
approximately 8-12 million companion animals enter animal shelters nationwide
every year. This holiday season, the makers of Comfort Zone® products, a
Central Garden & Pet Company brand, with the support of Facebook users, will
help bring peace, joy and comfort to those pets without a home.


From now through December 31, 2012, for every new "like" of its Facebook page,, the brand will donate $1 – up to $7,000 – to
the Petfinder Foundation to benefit a number of Petfinder member shelters and
rescue groups which help homeless pets nationwide.

"Central Garden & Pet and Comfort Zone® products are committed to helping
pets, whether they're in a home or a shelter, feel happy and safe this holiday
season," said Sonny Singh, Director of Marketing - Animal Health for Central
Garden & Pet Company. "We know our customers and Facebook fans are passionate
about the wellbeing of animals, and we want to offer our new fans a simple way
to help provide comfort and relief to pets, and encourage our current,
supportive fanbase with an opportunity to spread the word about the donation."

The Petfinder Foundation works with shelters, rescue organizations and animal
welfare organizations across the country to help ensure that no adoptable pet
is euthanized for lack of a good home. The Foundation provides direct funding,
as well as training and education, and grants of equipment and supplies so
that hundreds of thousands of homeless pets have happier lives and so that the
thousands of shelter and rescue folks who work with them can better perform
their jobs. For information on how to donate directly to the Petfinder
Foundation, visit their web site at

To learn more about Comfort Zone® products and to help them support shelter
pets through the Petfinder Foundation, please visit

About Comfort Zone® Products

Comfort Zone® behavior products for cats and dogs help reduce stress-related
behavior in your pets by mimicking the calming pheromone naturally secreted by
cats and dogs that help them feel safe and comfortable. Comfort Zone® with
Feliway® products for cats help control destructive urine marking and
scratching associated with fear or stressful situations. Comfort Zone®with
D.A.P.® (Dog Appeasing Pheromone) products for dogs helps control excessive
barking, destructive digging, chewing and house soiling.* For a complete
product list, benefits and store locator, visit
*Data on file

About Central Garden & Pet

Central Garden & Pet Company is a leading innovator, marketer and producer of
quality branded products for the lawn & garden and pet supplies markets.
Committed to new product innovation, our products are sold to specialty
independent and mass retailers. Participating categories in Lawn & Garden
include: Grass seed and the brands PENNINGTON®, SMART SEED® and THE REBELS®;
wild bird feed and the brand PENNINGTON®; weed and insect control and the
brands AMDRO®, SEVIN®, IRONITE® and OVER-N-OUT®; and decorative outdoor patio
products and the brands NORCAL ®, NEW ENGLAND POTTERY® and MATTHEWS FOUR
SEASONS™. We also provide a host of other regional and application-specific
garden brands and supplies. Participating categories in Pet include: Animal
health and the brands ADAMS™, BIO SPOT® and ZODIAC®; aquatics and reptile and
the brands OCEANIC®, AQUEON® and ZILLA®; bird & small animal and the brands
KAYTEE®, SUPER PET® and CRITTER TRAIL®; dog & cat and the brands T.F.H.®,
NYLABONE®, FOUR PAWS®, PINNACLE® and AVO-DERM®; and equine and the brands
FARNAM®, BRONCO® and SUPERMASK®. We also provide a host of other
application-specific pet brands and supplies. Central Garden & Pet Company is
based in Walnut Creek, California, and has approximately 4,100 employees,
primarily in North America. For additional information on Central Garden & Pet
Company, including access to the Company's SEC filings, please visit the
Company's website at

D.A.P. and Feliway are registered trademarks of Ceva Sante Animale. All other
trademarks are property of their respective owners.

©2012 Central Garden and Pet Company

SOURCE Central Garden & Pet Company

Contact: Laureen Lucas, FKM, 713-867-3248,; or Kim
Bratton, FKM, 713-867-3279,
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