MONTREAL, QC (March 13, 2012) – Rolf C. Hagen Inc., Canada’s largest pet product manufacturer and distributor, is proud to announce today that it has recently donated over $53,000 worth of food and supplies to the Ontario SPCA.



The size of this significant contribution, which was delivered on Friday, March 2nd to the Ontario SPCA’s Provincial Education and Animal Centre in Newmarket, Ontario, is in keeping with Hagen’s ongoing commitment to helping abused and neglected animals.


Included in the delivery were $22,000 worth of various food and supplies for dogs, cats, fish, birds, reptiles and small animals (i.e. rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs), $21,000 worth of dog collars and leashes and $10,000 worth of dog cages.


“Hagen has been a longstanding contributor and supporter of various animal welfare organizations throughout the world, and particularly here in Canada where our global headquarters are based. We share many of the same values as the Ontario SPCA, and are fortunate enough to be in a position to help offset some of the tremendous costs that are incurred as they continue to protect and care for animals in need. We hope this inspires the public to donate as well or, at the very least, bring attention to their important work,” stated Eric Marquis, Canadian Marketing Operations Manager at Rolf C. Hagen Inc.


“This donation is not only helping feed the thousands of orphaned animals that come into our care, but it’s also contributing to our new infectious disease control policies that we have implemented across the Province. Thanks to this donation, each animal will now receive his/her very own leash, preventing the possible spread of disease throughout the shelter,” said Tanya Firmage, Director of Animal Welfare Operations, Ontario SPCA.


About Rolf C. Hagen Inc. (Hagen)

Founded in 1955 and fueled by a love for animals big and small, Hagen is a Canadian-owned, independent, family-run business that has become a globally respected manufacturer and distributor of pet food and supplies. Committed to providing the highest quality nutritional pet foods, Hagen stands by its pledge of No Bad Anything. Hagen’s commitment to bettering the lives of all animals extends beyond food to include many long-standing relationships with organizations and charities that improves the lives of animals. These include donations of both food and money to underfunded animal shelters, animal hospitals and other organizations that care for animals. To learn more about the Hagen company and our brands, please visit us online at


Ontario SPCA and Humane Society:

Protecting animals since 1873, Ontario SPCA is Ontario's Animal Welfare organization. A registered charity comprised of over 50 Communities, Ontario SPCA relies on donations to fund animal protection, care and rehabilitation; veterinary services; community outreach; advocacy; and humane education.


Ontario SPCA is mandated under the Ontario SPCA Act to enforce animal welfare legislation and the Act provides Ontario SPCA Agents and Inspectors with police powers to do so.


Ontario SPCA provides leadership in animal welfare innovations including introducing high-volume spay/neuter services to Ontario and opening the Provincial Education and Animal Centre.

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Charitable Business Number 88969 1044 RR0002


Contact information:
Michelle Read, Rolf C. Hagen Inc., (514)457-0914,