Generous Dude Buys All The Food From Closing Pet Store, And Then Donates It All To Local Shelters

After the terrible weekend around the world, we all could use a little bit of good news. And thankfully, we have some uplifting news to share with you today.

A man by the name of Sean Squires is being called a hero after buying over 500 cans/bags of dog food from a pet store called Petculture. The store closed its doors for good on Sunday, and employees were worried they would have to throw away all the food they still had left in their shop.

They were originally going to donate it all to a shelter, “but due to liability issues, the company can’t really allow that, which is understandable, but we were worried we were going to have to throw it out at the end.”

But just a few minutes after opening (for the last time) Sunday morning, Squires walked inside the store and purchased all the food for a cool $3,000. The food was obviously marked down, so he actually saved about $10,000 off the regular price.

Zack Parsons, a staff member at Petculture in St. John’s, holds Sean Squires’ receipt. Squires bought every last bag of cat food and dog food at the store Sunday to give to shelters.
Zack Parsons, a staff member at Petculture in St. John’s, holds Sean Squires’ receipt. Squires bought every last bag of cat food and dog food at the store Sunday to give to shelters.

That’s a deal he couldn’t ignore, especially when he knew how much the shelters needed the extra food.

“To be honest, I couldn’t not do it. I honestly couldn’t. Because it’s something like $10,000 off the food, and the shelters, they must be dying for that.”

He added that he believed it was the “normal” thing to do, and he never expected his story would go viral. According to The Telegram, Squires lived in Qatar for 10 years. They had a lot of stray animals and everyone there helps them out.

It’s just the natural thing to do. Plus, Squires knows how expensive food can get when you have a lot of hungry animals to feed. He has a total of nine cats to feed back at home.

“I’ve got three cats off the streets from Doha, I brought those over, and there’s another cat that came around when I got back from overseas. I started caring for her, but she showed up with five kittens, so I care for nine now.”

Image via: The Telegram

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