Innovacyn Names Winners of the "Vetericyn Loves Animals" Charity Giveaway

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Eight Animal Non-Profits Win a Year’s Supply of Wound and Skin Care Products; Every Nominated Charity to Be Sent a Case of Vetericyn

Innovacyn Names Winners in the 2014 "Vetericyn Loves Animals" Charity Giveaway

“Every one of the nominated organizations is changing the lives of homeless and injured animals. We salute the tireless work they do, and are happy to support their efforts,” said Scott Vanwinkle, director of marketing of Innovacyn.

Innovacyn, the makers of Vetericyn animal wound and skin care products, today announced the winners of the company’s fourth annual “Vetericyn Loves Animals” online charity giveaway. The eight non-profit organizations that received the most votes and each won more than $2,500 in prizes, including a year’s supply of Vetericyn products, are: Carolina Waterfowl Rescue; Ghetto Rescue FFoundation; Recycled Pets NorCal; Noah’s Ark; Triple H Miniature Horse Rescue; Rosemary Farm Sanctuary; Animals Taiwan and Penang Animal Welfare Society.

A total of 311 groups were nominated on the Vetericyn web site, and were divided into three categories – U.S.-based organizations that primarily serve small animals (cats, dogs, exotics, etc.), U.S.-based organizations that serve large animals (horses, mules, donkeys, etc.), and international organizations. Voting took place for three weeks on the Vetericyn web page, with approximately 170,000 votes coming in for the charities. At the end of the voting period, the three large animal, three small animal and two international organizations with the most votes were named winners.

Each winner will be awarded a year’s supply of Vetericyn, along with a prize package from giveaway supporters including Clinton Anderson’s Downunder Horsemanship, Cesar Millan, Bio-Groom, Whimzees, Three Dog Bakery, Thunderworks, Tuggo, Cavalor, “I and love and you” Total Pet Care, New Age Pet, John Paul Pet, Neater Pet Brands, Holistic Horse and Nose-It. The first person who nominated each winning organization also won an assortment of prizes.

In addition, Vetericyn has offered to send a case of wound and skin care products to each of the 311 charities. “Every one of the nominated organizations is changing the lives of homeless and injured animals. We salute the tireless work they do, and are happy to support their efforts to improve the health of the animals they serve,” said Scott Vanwinkle, director of marketing of Innovacyn.

About the Small Animal Winners

Carolina Waterfowl Rescue (http://www.carolinawaterfowlrescue.com/) of Charlotte, N.C., is dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of sick, injured, and orphaned birds, as well as increasing public awareness and appreciation for animals. Staffed by volunteer migratory bird rehabilitators, the group strives for the highest standards in animal care.

Ghetto Rescue FFoundation (http://www.ghettorescueffoundation.org/) consists of police, fire and civilian personnel who dedicate their free time to helping animals and families from economically suppressed areas. Based in Anaheim Hills, Calif., and operating in greater Los Angeles, the group rescues and places dogs and puppies in a network of foster homes.

Recycled Pets NorCal (http://recycledpetsnorcal.org/) of Sacramento, Calif., is non-profit, all-breed rescue dedicated to homeless pets. They work as a small group of volunteers to find homes for pets from shelters, and provide animals with a loving foster environment while looking for the perfect forever family.

About the Large Animal Winners

Based in Locust Grove, Ga., Noah’s Ark (http://www.noahs-ark.org/) is an educational sanctuary dedicated to bringing children and exotic and farm animals together with the purpose of providing unconditional love, unconditional service and a future full of hope. The group houses approximately 1,500 animals representing more than 100 species on its 250 acres.

Triple H Miniature Horse Rescue (http://hhhmhr.org/) strives to provide help, hope and loving life-long homes to miniature equine that have been seized, surrendered or suffered abuse and neglect. This Mandan, N.D.-based animal welfare organization is dedicated to rescue efforts, care, nurturing and rehabilitation of miniature equine.

Rosemary Farm Sanctuary (http://rosemaryfarm.org/), located in South Kortright, N.Y., rescues horses in need and protects them for life. Some are made available for adoption, while many live out their days at the group’s 114-acre farm located in the Catskill Mountains.

About the International Winners

Animals Taiwan (http://www.animalstaiwan.org/) consists of concerned locals and expatriates who are dedicated to improving the quality of life for Taiwan’s abandoned and mistreated animals. After rescuing sick and injured stray dogs and cats, Animals Taiwan rehabilitates, vaccinates, neuters and re-homes them.

The Penang Animal Welfare Society (http://4paws.com.my/) provides a home for more than 360 stray and abandoned dogs in Penang, Malaysia. Care and rehabilitation is given until the animals find permanent homes. The society has a no-kill policy and delivers continued care for animals whose age or disability may make them less likely to be adopted.

About Vetericyn

Vetericyn provides immediate-acting, one-step wound and skin care products for animals. The sprays and gels are non-toxic, steroid-free, antibiotic-free, and do not contain alcohol or tea tree oils. Vetericyn doesn’t harm healthy tissue and is safe for use on all animal species of all ages.

Vetericyn products are available in pet stores nationwide, including Petco; at feed and tack stores, including Tractor Supply Co.; via licensed veterinarians; and through the company’s network of distributors.

About Innovacyn Inc.
Based in Rialto, Calif., Innovacyn Inc. is a privately held company that provides premier human and animal healthcare products based on advanced scientific research. To learn more about Innovacyn’s Puracyn products for the human market and Vetericyn products for the animal market, visit http://www.innovacyn.com. All Innovacyn products are made in the U.S.A.

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