Regency Centers Receives 'Compassionate Business Award' by PETA

Last week, Regency received the Compassionate Business Award by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), the largest animal rights organization in the world. The award was granted after Regency’s timely design and implementation of new signage for its properties, which was directly inspired by a recent PETA public announcement.

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The announcement — which really hit home for the Regency team at-large — shared a host of important safety information, including the fact that temperatures can quickly soar in parked cars, and dogs trapped inside can die from heatstroke within minutes, even if the car is in the shade with the windows slightly open. In response, Regency's new signs state, "Keep your children & pets safe! Never leave children or pets unattended in your car. On a warm day, temperature inside a parked car can quickly reach 100 degrees."

Lisa Palmer HeadshotHealth and safety is something we take very seriously at Regency Centers, and our animal friends are just as important,” said Lisa Palmer, President and Chief Executive Officer. “We’re honored to receive this recognition from PETA, and encourage our patrons to be considerate and diligent during the high summer temperatures.

Through bright, colorful signage featuring bold, concise messaging, Regency hopes to educate and encourage its communities to make informed decisions regarding animal and child safety at its shopping centers and beyond.

Click here to view Regency's Compassionate Business Award, and learn more about Regency Centers' core values, commitments and culture here.