Cafaro Co. Earns Compassionate Business Award from PETA

NILES, Ohio – A campaign by the Cafaro Co. to make visitors aware of the dangers hot cars pose to people and animals has been honored by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

The effort includes signage inside Cafaro properties, including the Eastwood Mall, and social media posts.

Earlier this week, PETA presented Cafaro Co. with its Compassionate Business Award.

“Temperatures inside a parked car can reach deadly heights in just minutes, and an unexpected delay can turn a ‘quick errand’ into a tragedy for a dog or child left behind,” says PETA executive vice president Tracy Reiman in a statement. “By answering PETA’s call for warning signs, Cafaro is helping to prevent vulnerable family members from enduring terrible heatstroke deaths.”

In a statement, Cafaro director of corporate communications Joe Bell said, “We at Cafaro humbly thank PETA for honoring us with this award.  We care about the well-being of those who visit our establishments and hope that they and their loved ones stay safe.”

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.