Contest Aids Shelter and Rescue Groups
Fourth annual ‘Vetericyn Loves Animals’ contest will give prizes to shelters and those who nominate winners.
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Posted: August 20, 2014, 3 p.m. PST
Want to help your shelter win valuable veterinary care supplies, and maybe win yourself a prize in the process?
Six lucky animal nonprofit organizations will win prizes, including a year’s supply of Vetericyn Wound and Skin Care products, thanks to the Innovacyn’s fourth annual "Vetericyn Loves Animals” charity giveaway, by Innovacyn, maker of Vetericyn.
To nominate an organization, go to the Vetericyn website or submit via Twitter or Instagram – simply snap a photo and post it with the charity name, city and hashtag #VetericynLovesCharity. The contest closes Sept. 21, 2014. Voting will take place on the Vetericyn Facebook page and Vetericyn website from Sept. 24 through Oct. 15.
Organizations are divided into two categories – those that primarily serve small animals (cats, dogs, exotics, etc.) and those that serve large animals (horses, donkeys, etc.). At the end of the voting period, the three "large animal” and three "small animal” organizations with the most votes will be announced as winners on Oct. 17.
Last year’s winners were:
- Marley’s Mutts Dog Rescue, Tehachapi, Calif.
- The Joplin Humane Society, Joplin, Mo.
- Suncoast Basset Rescue, Gainesville, Fla.
- Beauty’s Haven Farm and Equine Rescue Morriston, Fla.
- RVR Horse Rescue, Riverview, Fla.
- Central Virginia Horse Rescue, Brodnax, Va.
"So many of the dogs that come into the shelter are injured or at the very least have wounds generated from life on the streets,’’ says Zach Skow, founder of Marley’s Mutts Dog Rescue. "Vetericyn is the perfect treatment because it helps them heal, which makes them more adoptable.”
In 2013, the 129 nominated groups received more than 32,000 votes. Innovacyn donated Vetericyn products to every nominated group. "Our goal is to support and raise awareness of the amazing organizations and volunteers who work tirelessly to improve the lives and health of homeless animals,” said Tabitha Cromer, marketing communications manager for Innovacyn.
In addition to receiving Vetericyn products, the winning organizations will also be awarded prizes from contest supporters, including Clinton Anderson’s Downunder Horsemanship, Bio-Groom, Whimzees, Three Dog Bakery, Thunderworks, Tuggo, Cavalor, "I and love and you” Total Pet Care and New Age Pet.
The first person to nominate each winning organization will also receive a prize package.
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