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Help Comfort Zone® Products Bring Peace, Joy and Comfort to Shelter Pets this Holiday Season

The brand will donate $1 to the Petfinder Foundation for every new "like" of the Facebook page from now through December 31, 2012

WALNUT CREEK, Calif., Dec. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- According to PetFinder.com, approximately 8-12 million companion animals enter animal shelters nationwide every year. This holiday season, the makers of Comfort Zone® products, a Central Garden & Pet Company brand, with the support of Facebook users, will help bring peace, joy and comfort to those pets without a home.

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From now through December 31, 2012, for every new "like" of its Facebook page, Facebook.com/ComfortZoneProducts, the brand will donate $1 – up to $7,000 – to the Petfinder Foundation to benefit a number of Petfinder member shelters and rescue groups which help homeless pets nationwide.

"Central Garden & Pet and Comfort Zone® products are committed to helping pets, whether they're in a home or a shelter, feel happy and safe this holiday season," said Sonny Singh, Director of Marketing - Animal Health for Central Garden & Pet Company. "We know our customers and Facebook fans are passionate about the wellbeing of animals, and we want to offer our new fans a simple way to help provide comfort and relief to pets, and encourage our current, supportive fanbase with an opportunity to spread the word about the donation."

The Petfinder Foundation works with shelters, rescue organizations and animal welfare organizations across the country to help ensure that no adoptable pet is euthanized for lack of a good home. The Foundation provides direct funding, as well as training and education, and grants of equipment and supplies so that hundreds of thousands of homeless pets have happier lives and so that the thousands of shelter and rescue folks who work with them can better perform their jobs. For information on how to donate directly to the Petfinder Foundation, visit their web site at www.petfinderfoundation.com.

To learn more about Comfort Zone® products and to help them support shelter pets through the Petfinder Foundation, please visit www.Facebook.com/ComfortZoneProducts.

About Comfort Zone® Products

Comfort Zone® behavior products for cats and dogs help reduce stress-related behavior in your pets by mimicking the calming pheromone naturally secreted by cats and dogs that help them feel safe and comfortable. Comfort Zone® with Feliway® products for cats help control destructive urine marking and scratching associated with fear or stressful situations. Comfort Zone® with D.A.P.® (Dog Appeasing Pheromone) products for dogs helps control excessive barking, destructive digging, chewing and house soiling.*  For a complete product list, benefits and store locator, visit http://petcomfortzone.com. *Data on file

About Central Garden & Pet

Central Garden & Pet Company is a leading innovator, marketer and producer of quality branded products for the lawn & garden and pet supplies markets. Committed to new product innovation, our products are sold to specialty independent and mass retailers. Participating categories in Lawn & Garden include: Grass seed and the brands PENNINGTON®, SMART SEED® and THE REBELS®; wild bird feed and the brand PENNINGTON®; weed and insect control and the brands AMDRO®, SEVIN®, IRONITE® and OVER-N-OUT®; and decorative outdoor patio products and the brands NORCAL ®, NEW ENGLAND POTTERY® and MATTHEWS FOUR SEASONS™. We also provide a host of other regional and application-specific garden brands and supplies. Participating categories in Pet include: Animal health and the brands ADAMS™, BIO SPOT® and ZODIAC®; aquatics and reptile and the brands OCEANIC®, AQUEON® and ZILLA®; bird & small animal and the brands KAYTEE®, SUPER PET® and CRITTER TRAIL®; dog & cat and the brands T.F.H.®, NYLABONE®, FOUR PAWS®, PINNACLE® and AVO-DERM®; and equine and the brands FARNAM®, BRONCO® and SUPERMASK®. We also provide a host of other application-specific pet brands and supplies. Central Garden & Pet Company is based in Walnut Creek, California, and has approximately 4,100 employees, primarily in North America. For additional information on Central Garden & Pet Company, including access to the Company's SEC filings, please visit the Company's website at www.central.com.

D.A.P. and Feliway are registered trademarks of Ceva Sante Animale.  All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

©2012 Central Garden and Pet Company

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