On my long list of things for which I’m thankful this holiday season are the many animal shelters around the US providing temporary care (and permanent love) to homeless pets. Shelters are filled with caring, compassionate staffers and volunteers and all strive to put the wellbeing of our animal companions at the top of their priority lists. During the holiday season shelter workers will go that extra mile to give the animals in their care special treats. But, even the finest sheltering facilities in the country are a poor substitute for a life of security in a loving, forever home.
PetSafe wants to help shelters enrich their environments to ehance the quality of life for pets during their stay. PetSafe has partnered with a dozen animal welfare organizations from across the US to help enrich the shelter environment for pets in their care. Between now and December 31st for every new follower or like PetSafe gets via Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram we will donate a treat dispensing toy to a shelter.
We are prepared to donate as many as 1,000 toys to each shelter at the conclusion of the promotion – that’s a total of up to 12,000 toys for shelter animals!
We are hopeful that this donation of toys will greatly enhance the quality of life for pets while they wait for new homes. And studies have shown that the mere presence of a toy in a kennel improves a pet’s chances at adoption!
According to Michelle Mullins, CPDT-KA, KPA-CTP, Manager of PetSafe’s Training & Behavior Education Department, “keeping shelter dogs and cats healthy both mentally and physically is extremely important in maintaining their quality of life and adoptability. An enrichment toy can help relieve boredom and stress for these animals providing a better experience for them in the shelter environment.”
Participating shelters for the 2014 PetSafe Joy of Toys Shelter Giveaway include the following:
|Asheville Humane Society (NC)|
|Larimer Humane Society (CO)|
|Oregon Humane Society (OR)|
|Halifax Humane Society (FL)|
|Louisiana SPCA (LA)|
|Capital Area Humane Society (OH)|
|Atlanta Humane Society (GA)|
|Kentucky Humane Society (KY)|
|Charleston Animal Society (SC)|
|Foothills Animal Rescue (AZ)|
|South Suburban Humane Society (IL)|
|Austin Humane Society (TX)|
So, what are you waiting for? Putting a wonderful PetSafe toy in a kennel is just a mouse click away!
Follow or like PetSafe on all four of the following social media platforms: Facebook- facebook.com/PetSafeBrand; Twitter- @PetSafe; Instagram- @petsafe; Pinterest- PetSafe Brand
We are thrilled to be able to support the important, life-saving work happening in animal shelters across the country. The agencies partnering with us in this promotion are always looking for opportunities to do even more for the animals in their care. PetSafe is proud to play a small role in making their temporary homes a little brighter. Happy Holidays!