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7 Elite Academy launches drive to help pets

By James Shaw, 11/09/20, 4:15AM MST


7 Elite Academy is launching a pet food and toy drive to help provide relief for owners in Utah struggling to access supplies during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The drive will be based at 7 Elite Academy’s indoor facility in West Jordan and run from November 9th to December 9th, in conjunction with Salt Lake County Animal Services’ Pet Crew Pet Pantry initiative.

The SLCAS initiative offers relief during the Covid-19 pandemic, but also helps animals staying in the shelter as they await adoption or foster homes in the region.

7 Elite Academy will introduce a competitive element by challenging its teams to collect the most items, including dry and canned food, toys, collars, leashes, and treats.

Wayne Scholes, Chairman at 7 Elite Academy, has four dogs – three of them are rescue dogs.

He said: “Anyone who knows me is aware of how much I love animals, so I am delighted that we can throw our support behind this fantastic cause.

“The Really Epic Dog Group of Companies are pet friendly and people bring their pets to work. We love it. Many staff have rescue dogs – this is very close to our hearts.”

“Pets offer us all unconditional love and companionship, so it is essential that we support owners during the pandemic, but also the shelters that carry out such an important and thankless role.

“Helping our communities is an essential part of players’ activities here at 7 Elite Academy, as we look to build good characters both within the game and life in general.

“I am looking forward to seeing which 7 Elite Academy team collects the most items, but the overall aim of this drive is to help animals in our communities and those who care for them."

Salt Lake County Animal Services is the premier animal service agency in Utah, running the largest no-kill shelter in the state and having a full-service, full-time veterinary clinic.

The service hosts over 200 community outreach programs annually and offers free microchips and vaccinations to its jurisdiction via a dedicated voucher program.

It services citizens and pets within the Salt Lake County Metro Townships, Bluffdale City, Holladay City, Midvale City, Millcreek, Murray City and Salt Lake City.  

Starting Monday 9th November, there will be collection bins for the Salt Lake County Animal Services’ Pet Crew Pet Pantry on location at the 7 Elite Academy Indoor Training Facility. They are in need of the following items to support all the families and animals that rely on their services:


- Dry and canned dog food

- Dry and canned cat food

- Soft Dog Treats

- Cat Treats

- Dog and Cat Toys

- Dog collar and leashes


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