Extraordinary Pet Rescue Stories: Vote for Your Favorite
Rescue and adoption stories are the best kind of happily-ever-afters. And now, you have the chance to vote for the most remarkable tale of pet survival and rescue.
Purina Pro Plan’s adoption initiative “Rally to Rescue” has announced the top finalists in the Doing More for Pets Rescue Stories Contest. Judges in the nationwide competition selected the 10 most "paw-inspiring" stories out of more than 100 submissions.
“These 10 stories are truly inspiring and pull on the heart strings of the pet lover in all of us,” said Heather Gettys, senior brand manager for Purina Pro Plan. “We’re proud to help shine the light on these special pets and the amazing people who rescued them."
The winning rescue pet and owner, as well as the affiliated rescue organization, will be awarded with a trip to November's National Dog Show presented by Purina in Philadelphia. The winning pet rescue organization will also receive $5,000 in Purina Pro Plan brand pet food coupons.
Doing More for Pets honors rescue pets that have overcome great odds to survive and thrive under harrowing circumstances, due to the incredible hard work and dedication of small pet rescue organizations. With smaller pet organizations responsible for about 45 percent, or half a million, pet adoptions annually, Doing More aims to raise funds and awareness via local adoption events for these local shelters.
In conjunction, Purina's Rally Across America national road tour has set a goal of 400,000 pet adoptions by the end of this year, building on the current total of more than 320,000 adoptions since the program inception in 2005. The program works to overcome adoption obstacles, often arising from misinformation about rescue pets.
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