1-800-PetMeds® National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week Contest Offering $1,000 Grant to Winning Animal Rescue

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The contest is open now until November 7, 2015, for any U.S. animal shelter or rescue to enter.

We encourage people to take an interest in their local rescue groups and help with their lifesaving work when they can.

1-800-PetMeds®, America’s Largest Pet Pharmacy®, is celebrating National Animal Shelter and Rescue Appreciation Week by hosting a contest for U.S. animal shelters and rescue groups. This is the second year the contest has been held in honor of the week.

The winning group will receive a $1,000 grant from 1-800-PetMeds® to aid the group’s lifesaving work. The second-place group will receive $500-worth of 1-800-PetMeds’® Flea5X Plus flea preventative, and the third-place group will receive $250-worth of Flea5X Plus.

To enter, a rescue group representative must visit the National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week Contest page at http://www.petmeds.org/shelter-appreciation-week-contest/ from now until November 7, 2015. There, the representative will share what makes his/her group unique, as well as a photo illustrating this, and will complete the entry form.

Once the entry period has ended, a panel of judges will score the entries based on the fluency of the entry answer, the creativity and relevance of the entry photo and the impact the rescue group has on its community. The ten rescue groups with the highest scores will be named finalists and will move on to the voting phase.

Voting will open November 11, 2015, and continue through November 15, 2015. All U.S. residents 18 and older may vote once per 24 hours. At the end of the voting period, the three groups with the most votes will be named winners.

National Animal Shelter and Rescue Appreciation Week was started by the Humane Society of the United States to encourage people to become better acquainted with their local shelters and learn how they can assist in the lifesaving work. It takes place each year during the first full week of November.

“We introduced this contest last year as part of our PetMeds Cares donation program to recognize and reward the hard work and dedication of animal rescue groups,” said Erin Gleeson, outreach specialist at 1-800-PetMeds®. “We’re glad we can support animal rescue in this way, and we encourage people to take an interest in their local rescue groups and help with their lifesaving work when they can.”

1-800-PetMeds® is requesting all entries be completed by representatives of the rescue groups with permission to enter. However, pet lovers are encouraged to reach out to their favorite animal shelter and rescue groups to tell them about the contest, and then vote for them to win.

About 1-800-PetMeds®

Founded in 1996, 1-800-PetMeds is America's Largest Pet Pharmacy and Vet-VIPPS accredited, delivering prescription and non-prescription medications, and pet supplies for less, direct to the consumer through its 1-800-PetMeds toll free number and on the Internet through its website.


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