1-800-PetMeds Cares™ Fourth Annual National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week Contest to Grant $1,000 for Pet Rescue

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The contest is open to entries from U.S. animal shelters and rescues through November 9, 2017.

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We understand that operating a non-profit animal rescue group is an extremely difficult task and are pleased to be able to help their efforts through our 1-800-PetMeds Cares™ grant contests and donations.

1-800-PetMeds®, America’s Largest Pet Pharmacy®, is recognizing National Animal Shelter and Rescue Appreciation Week with the 1-800-PetMeds Cares™ fourth annual National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week Contest.

The contest will award a $1,000 grant to the winning group to aid its lifesaving work with homeless pets. 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 1-800-PetMeds Flea5X Plus®.

The National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week Contest is open to entries now through November 9, 2017, at 11:59 p.m. ET. U.S. animal rescues and shelters that rescue cats and/or dogs and have not won a 1-800-PetMeds Cares™ contest within the last year are eligible to enter

To enter, a group representative must visit the contest entry page at https://www.petmeds.org/how-we-help/shelter-appreciation-week-contest/2017-shelter-appreciation-week-contest/ and fill out the entry form. The representative must share what makes the group unique, along with what the group does to help animals in its community, and must include a photo illustrating the response.

Once the entry period has ended, the contest will be open to voting from November 10, 2017, at 12 a.m. ET to November 20, 2017, at 11:59 p.m. ET. All U.S. residents 18 (or age of majority in state of residence) and older may vote once per hour. 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 takes place each year throughout the first full week of November to encourage people to become better acquainted with their local rescue groups. The 1-800-PetMeds Cares™ National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week Contest started in 2014. Past years’ winners include Indianapolis Animal Care & Control in 2014 and Lone Star Shih Tzu, Lhasa Apso Rescue of Texas in 2015, and HALO (Havanese Angel League Rescue) in 2016.

“1-800-PetMeds Cares™ is proud to hold our National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week Contest for the fourth consecutive year,” said Alexander Shockley, outreach specialist at 1-800-PetMeds®. “We understand that operating a non-profit animal rescue group is an extremely difficult task and are pleased to be able to help their efforts through our 1-800-PetMeds Cares™ grant contests and donations.”

The National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week Contest is run through 1-800-PetMeds Cares™, a charitable offshoot of 1-800-PetMeds® which organizes product donations to animal shelters and rescues across the U.S. and runs several annual contests, including the Change a Pet’s Life Contest, to assist animal shelters and rescues. For more information on the program and to apply for a donation, visit http://www.petmeds.org.

About 1-800-PetMeds®

Founded in 1996, 1-800-PetMeds is America's Largest Pet Pharmacy, 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. 1-800-PetMeds is a .Pharmacy-Verified Website. .Pharmacy is a website verification program, through the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy®, which identifies online pharmacies and pharmacy-related websites as safe and legitimate.

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