Archive for December, 2009

Hartz Looking for More Shelters to Receive Donations

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

Calling all animal lovers. ‘Tis the season to help out a furry friend in need by nominating your favorite local animal shelters to receive Hartz pet supplies.

The Hartz Mountain Corporation, a leading U.S. pet supplies company, has generously agreed to donate $3 million worth of Hartz pet supplies to animal shelters in the U.S. and Canada. $2 million has already been donated, but they need your help finding more shelters that will benefit from the additional $1 million worth of Hartz pet supplies.

The economic downturn has had a profound effect on the financial welfare of families, many of whom have been forced to surrender their beloved pets to shelters. However, those same shelters report that donations are down by as much as 30%. The Hartz Shelter Program, which offers a range of pet supplies such as dog biscuits and bones, meat treats, and rawhide, etc., will help shelters feed and care for abandoned animals and enable at-risk families to keep their pets safe at home.

Consumers who know of a shelter that has a need and the capacity for 2,000 pet supply products can nominate them by emailing hartzshelterheroes@hartz.com. Emails should include both contact information for the “Hero Sponsor” and the shelter’s name, address and telephone number. Hartz will contact them both about next steps for the donation.

Inspirational Video (Service Dog to SURFice Dog)

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

This is a 5 minute inspirational video about a dog that started life as a service dog in training and went on to surfing with a quadriplegic surfer.

Travelin’ Jack, New Mexico’s Bulldog Reporter

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

Travelin’ Jackreports on ‘traveling with your pet around the state’…pet friendly destinations and pet travel tips with your dog from his perspective. Each week Jack explores a different pet friendly destination and activity in New Mexico. The segments will include destination tips on topics from pet-friendly hotels to outdoor adventure spots for the traveling pet.

The concept of “Jack’s Tracks” was developed by the Cliff Dweller Productions team as a new and unique segment for their travel show, Travel Guide New Mexico”. Pet travel around the U.S. is increasing dramatically as travelers choose to bring their pet with them on trips. This segment is designed to inform these pet traveling groups about ‘PET FRIENDLY NEW MEXICO’.

Jack, a rescued Olde English Bulldogge, was adopted by his owner, Jill Lane, from the Pueblo CO Animal Shelter. As a sideline adjunct on his travelogue-dog-blog, he also espouses the benefits of pet adoption from shelters and rescue organizations.

The “Jack’s Tracks” segment on pet travel augments Jack’s online travelogue-dog-blog, which also focuses on his travel adventures around New Mexico. The travelogue can be accessed through the blog site or through the television show’s website.