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April 20, 2023 – Coastal Pet Products Inc. was founded in 1968 by brothers Jim and Tom Stout, setting new industry standards with leashes and collars featuring their pioneering nylon webbing. Today, Coastal is led by Kim Stout, who is continuing the family tradition of innovative products and giving back to the community, including to Morris Animal Foundation.

“I learned about Morris when our Aussie shepherd was diagnosed with cancer back in 2000,” said Kim, President of Coastal Pet Products. “I was impressed by the Foundation’s work and wanted to learn more. For Coastal, our philanthropy supports health and education organizations from both the human and animal side, including Junior Achievement and the YMCA. From the pet side, Morris is a good fit.”

Coastal Pet began to support the Foundation in 2010 through percent-of-sales giving from dog and cat collars with a unique Morris Animal Foundation design. They also provided custom-design leashes for owners of dogs enrolled in the Golden Retriever Lifetime Study.

“We trust Morris Animal Foundation and their strategic research focus on dog, cat and other species’ critical health issues,” said Kim. “As a company, we support science and know that breakthroughs in animal health come with time and hard work. Pet owners today are taking the time to research and find quality products for their pets, and we continue to invest in the Foundation because of the quality of research and impact for animals of all species.”

Thank you to the Coastal Pet Products team for all your support!