Adopt-a-Pet.com and Bayer Animal Health Expand Their Efforts to Help Animal Shelters and Homeless Pets

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Abbie Moore - Adopt-a-Pet.com, "Bayer is providing Adopt-a-Pet.com with funding and opening doors for us in the veterinary community that will allow us to greatly increase pet adoptions at almost 9,000 shelters who are signed up to post their dogs, cats, and other adoptable pets on Adopt-a-Pet.com. This is a great example of a corporation stepping up to the plate to do good in the world."

Pet Adoption Awareness - Adopt-a-Pet.com & Bayer Team Up

Adopt-a-Pet.com, North America's largest non-profit homeless pet adoption website, and Bayer Animal Health, makers of Advantage and K9 Advantix, today announced the kick-off of a major sponsorship in which Bayer will be helping fund and expand the operations of Adopt-a-Pet.com.

"Bayer is providing us with funding and opening doors for us in the veterinary community that will allow us to greatly increase pet adoptions at almost 9,000 shelters who are signed up to post their dogs, cats, and other adoptable pets on Adopt-a-Pet.com. This is a great example of a corporation stepping up to the plate to do good in the world", said Abbie Moore, executive director of Adopt-a-Pet.com.

"We are pleased to be supporting Adopt-a-Pet.com, and therefore helping not only thousands of animal shelters across North America, but also the millions of pets who pass through their doors each year"
added Bob Walker, Bayer Animal Health Director of Communications. |

"Our company has a strong commitment to promoting the health of companion animals, and that certainly starts with getting these wonderful adoptable dogs and cats out of the animal shelters and into permanent loving homes".

Bayer and Adopt-a-Pet.com will be working to increase awareness of Adopt-a-Pet.com and its programs, with a specific goal of enlisting the help of veterinarians in promoting homeless pet adoption. "We are so happy to see companies such as Bayer and Purina do so much to help homeless pets get into loving homes", says Moore. Bayer Animal Health now joins Purina PetCare and North Shore Animal League America as the exclusive sponsors of Adopt-a-Pet.com.

About Bayer Animal Health:

Bayer HealthCare, a subsidiary of Bayer AG, is one of the world's leading, innovative companies in the healthcare and medical products industry and is based in Leverkusen, Germany. The company combines the global activities of the Animal Health, Consumer Care, Diabetes Care and Pharmaceuticals divisions. The pharmaceuticals business operates under the name Bayer Schering Pharma AG. Bayer HealthCare's aim is to discover and manufacture products that will improve human and animal health worldwide. With sales of EUR 977 million (2009) the Animal Health Division is one of the world's leading manufacturers of veterinary drugs. The division manufactures and markets approximately 100 different veterinary drugs and care products for food-supplying animals and companion animals (dogs, cats, horses).

© 2010 Bayer HealthCare LLC, Animal Health Division, Shawnee Mission, Kansas, 66201 Bayer and the Bayer Cross are registered trademarks of Bayer.
About Adopt-a-Pet.com:

Adopt-a-Pet.com (formerly 1-800-Save-A-Pet.com) is North America's largest non-profit pet adoption website, helping almost 9,000 animal shelters, humane societies, SPCAs, pet rescue groups, and pet adoption agencies advertise their homeless pets to adopters for free. Adopt-a- Pet.com displays photos and descriptions of adoptable pets to over 1.5 million people seeking to adopt a dog or adopt a cat each month, and is funded by the passionate pet lovers at Purina, Bayer Animal Health, and North Shore Animal League America.

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