Stray Proud Video Contest Launched to Support the American Strays Project of the World Animal Awareness Society

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Organization Helping Solve the Nation’s Stray Dog Problem by Sponsoring Video Contest of Stray Pets

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Every dog deserves to have a home. We’re helping build programs to solve the problems. - WA2S Executive Director Tom McPhee

In the wake of recent natural disasters, Stray Proud has become the rally cry for all the lost, abandoned and stray dogs in the United States. The mission of the World Animal Awareness Society (WA2S) is to observe and document human-animal interaction to better understand and identify positive solutions to complex issues such as pet overpopulation and disaster relief.

In its new Stray Proud video contest, the WA2S is urging every dog/cat rescue center, shelter, and foster program to submit video of any stray they may have rescued. Compelling stories told with video will have an opportunity to compete for over $22,000 in prizes, states their publicist Front Street PR.

The WA2S will start accepting video submissions on Wednesday, November 20, 2013, and will close submissions Sunday, December 15, 2013. Voting will begin as soon as a video is submitted and will include the most subscribers, most likes, most shares, most comments from unique users and most donations toward the American Strays Project.

Any posting of a picture or video about a stray dog must include the hashtag: #StrayProud! to be eligible. “Every dog deserves to have a home,” said WA2S Executive Director Tom McPhee. “We’re helping build programs to solve the problems.” The award-winning filmmaker is founder of the society that partners with countless animal welfare organizations, NGOs and corporations to fulfill its mission.

The World Animal Awareness Society has documented many heroic post-disaster rescue missions including Haiti’s earthquake-torn rubble, the Gulf of Mexico’s oily shores and Japan’s radiation zone.

Stray Proud is a fund-raiser for the research of American Strays Project science and includes 20 video lesson plans for middle school students created with the assistance of teachers using WA2S American Strays video. This contest will be run through the website.

For more information, and to participate in the contest, go to:

About the WA2S: A #GivingTuesday Partner, the World Animal Awareness Society (WA2S), is a 501c3 award-winning media non profit and window into the world of human-animal intersections as seen through an unbiased, journalistic lens.

The was created specifically to focus a lens on ourselves, to help humans see beyond what we look toward and hone in on where we look from. Let us embark upon a journey of discovery as we explore the ways humans and non-human animals interact the world over, together.

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