Paws N Claws Eyewear Expands to Canada, Appoints New Canadian Marketing Director


PITTSBURGH—Paws N Claws Eyewear, the philanthropic, animal-friendly optical company, has expanded to Canada with Paws N Claws Eyewear Canada. With the company’s new marketing director, Brian Heap, Paws N Claws will continue to give back with its philanthropic partnership with the Canadian Federation of Humane Societies (CFHS) and Humane Canada. Through its new partnership with CFHS, Paws N Claws will donate 3 percent to 5 percent of net sales. Heap has been involved in the eyewear business in Canada for many years in all aspects of marketing and distribution to mass market and optical outlets, and Paws N Claws is thrilled to welcome him to the management team. Heap’s optical experience includes selling sunglasses and reading glasses to all the big box stores in Canada, the company said.

Paws N Claws Eyewear president and CEO Sam Shapiro said, “I am thrilled to welcome Brian and am so excited to be donating to the Canadian Federation of Humane Societies in conjunction with our expansion to the Canadian market. Canada has been kind to us and we wish to return the favor by giving back to Canadian animals in need.”

Paws N Claws Eyewear is a manufacturer and distributor of quality eyewear frames and accessories, and a leading manufacturer and distributor of fashion eyewear and sunwear offering exclusive licensed brands and premium collections over the past 29 + years, including the recently-introduced Rescue Line and OptiPets the company stated.