Groups can reach out to Hartz® via email, a toll free number or even a special Facebook tab to request a donation.
Secaucus, New Jersey (PRWEB) October 21, 2013
The Hartz Mountain Corporation is proud to announce its support for Adopt a Shelter Dog Month throughout October. Hartz® provides in-kind donations to over one hundred shelters, rescue organizations, fund-raisers and adoption events each year. Groups can reach out to Hartz® via email, a toll free number or even a special Facebook tab to request a donation.
Why Adopting a Shelter Dog is a Great Choice
An estimated 5 million to 7 million animals enter animal shelters each year, and thanks to overcrowding and the possible stigma that still surrounds these perfectly healthy pets, between 3 million and 4 million are euthanized each year.
While some prospective pet parents may avoid shelters, they are actually one of the best places to find a lifelong canine companion. Dogs from animal shelters are often better socialized with humans and other animals, and most of the time they end up in shelters through no fault of their own and usually as a result of a previous owner's living arrangements.
Additionally, dogs from animal shelters may have already been given vaccinations, may be spayed or neutered, and can be less expensive than those found through breeders and commercial retailers. When adding up all the benefits of shelter animals, plus the very real possibility that a new owner will be saving the dog's life, Adopt a Shelter Dog Month has the potential to give millions of dogs around the U.S. the chance to find stable, loving homes for the rest of their lives.