Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Change a Pet's Life with 1-800-PetMeds Cares

Bentley and Pierre try to help an injured teddy bear.
Barking from the Bayou, LLC is a customer of 1-800-PetMeds and happy to help share the news of the 2017 Change A Pet’s Life Day.
   Do you work with or know a rescue/shelter that has pets waiting to be adopted but are in need of veterinary care? The cost of treatment is one of the biggest hardships these wonderful organizations face. That is where our friends at 1-800-PetMeds Cares becomes their hero. 
What is Change a Pet’s Life Day?
   Change a Pet’s Life Day began in 2009 to encourage pet adoption and bring attention to the many homeless pets in the USA. The big day takes place each year on January 24th. 1-800-PetMeds Cares™ introduced the Change a Pet’s Life Contest in 2015 to help homeless pets get the life-changing medical treatment they need to be adopted into a forever home.
Change a Pet's Life Contest logo
How to Enter:
o    To enter: fill out the form and submit an adoptable pet in need of medical treatment. Tell the pet’s story, describe how the pet got to the rescue group and include a photo of the pet.
o    Open to U.S. animal shelters and animal rescue groups that adopt out dogs and/or cats in the U.S. and have not won a 1-800-PetMeds Cares™ contest within the last year (1/9/16-1/8/17).
o    Limit of one entry per group.
*NOTE: 1-800-PetMedsCares ask that all submissions be completed by an associate from the rescue group to ensure correct information. One entry per rescue group. Any entries that do not meet these requirements may be disqualified.
Change a Pet's Life logo
When to Enter:
o    Entry period: January 9, 2017, at 12 a.m. ET to January 15, 2017, at 11:59 p.m. ET
o    Voting period: January 18, 2017, at 12 a.m. ET to January 24, 2017, at 11:59 p.m. ET
o    Winners announced January 24, 2017, on the contest webpage
o    1st place: Up to $2,000 towards the winning pet’s care and a video, produced by 1-800-PetMeds Cares™, about the winning pet and rescue group to be featured on the 1-800-PetMeds Cares™ website and social media sites.
o    2nd place: $1,000 grant for the second-place pet’s surgery and/or medical treatments.
o    3rd place: $500 grant for the third-place pet’s surgery and/or medical treatments.
o    All monetary prizes will be paid directly to the veterinarians/animal hospitals overseeing the winning pets’ care.

Meet the Previous Winners:
   Gorilla the Pug was the first dog to have his life changed thanks to 1-800-PetMeds Cares. You are going to fall in love with him on this video.
   Regina is a survivor from a puppy mill and needed dental work, hernia repairs, mammary tumor removal and spayed. Her happily ever after story will put a smile on your face.
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  1. we will vote to help our furfriends in need... :o)

  2. Shelter dogs are the best! We miss our big brother! Great cause!!

  3. What a great cause!!!!!
    And I finks 'Gorilla the Pug' is just the bestest name ever!!!!!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  4. That is a nice thing for them to do.

  5. Thanks so much for sharing! And that photo is great. Bentley and especially Pierre look so concerned for that bear! Glad to hear you fell for Gorilla as much as we did. You can't help but feel for the guy, but thankfully he ended up in a very loving home. :)

  6. This is a pawsome promotion! We love the idea of helping peeps get the necessary meds for their pups.

  7. Changing a pet's life for the good is the best thing ever!

  8. Love those happy endings! What a great contest to help special pets and spread the word about those in need.
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

  9. A great campaign & Contest!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  10. What a wonderful contest! You're so right, the cost of medical treatment is a huge challenge for shelters & rescue organizations. In municipal shelters it can even mean the difference between an animal being saved... or not. So glad you're helping spread the word about this contest! We just started using 1800PetMeds last year, it's been great.
    Love & Biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them


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