Dallas, TX (PRWEB) June 17, 2013
Park Cities Pet Sitter, Inc. is joining forces with the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters (NAPPS) for the “Presents 4 Pets” campaign, a money and supply collection drive to benefit the shelter animal community.
This national program coincides with the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week, observed November 3-9, 2013. As part of this annual program, Park Cities Pet Sitter and other NAPPS members across the country will be reaching out to their clients, and sponsoring local events to encourage people to donate money and products for this worthy cause. Items such as food, toys, treats, blankets, towels, rugs, beds, bleach, leashes, collars, cat traps, and gift cards will be solicited during this initiative.
“This is a great opportunity for all pet lovers to help the neediest animals in our community,” commented Joette White, President of Park Cities Pet Sitter. “We hope through our participation in Presents 4 Pets that we will generate awareness for our community shelters, as well as highlight the social responsibility we all have to successfully manage the overall population and placement of companion animals that need homes.”
Ms. White said she is especially excited that her company’s efforts will benefit two local organizations that are staunchly committed to making a difference in the Dallas community; the Humane Society of Dallas County and Big Fix for Big D.
The Humane Society of Dallas County operates the shelter known as Dog & Kitty City at 2719 Manor Way in Dallas. For 30 years, Dog & Kitty City has operated as a 501(c)3 no-kill shelter, with no tax support. They are a true, no-kill facility, taking in animals of all ages, with or without health issues, and providing them shelter, food, medical care, and love until they can find an adoptive home. Dog & Kitty City can have up to 30 dogs and 175 cats in its shelter and in foster care at any one time.
Big Fix for Big D is a multi-year effort of four community partners to spay or neuter tens of thousands of pets in Dallas to significantly diminish the numbers of unwanted pet litters. The ultimate goal for Big Fix for Big D is to reduce euthanasia rates at Dallas Animal Services and Adoption Center by 30% by 2015. Through the Big Fix for Big D initiative, the City of Dallas Animal Services and Adoption Center (DAS), Spay Neuter Network (formerly Kaufman County Animal Awareness Project, KCAAP), Metroplex Animal Coalition (MAC) and the SPCA of Texas will offer free spay/neuter surgeries, vaccinations and registration for pets whose owners live in one of these zip codes: 75211, 75212, 75216, 75217, 75224, 75227, 75228 and 75241.
About Park Cities Pet Sitter: PCPSI has served the Dallas area 7 days a week, 365 days a year since 1992. Pet sitting, daily dog walks, pet taxis, overnight sitting, pet supply shopping, litter box cleaning and dog training are all part of the services PCPSI offers. Park Cities Pet Sitter is bonded and insured, and all sitters are employees--not independent contractors. A manager is on-call 24 hours a day to handle any emergencies. Additional information about Park Cities Pet Sitter can be found on their website at http://www.pcpsi.com.
About NAPPS: NAPPS is the only national non-profit trade association dedicated to serving the needs of professional pet sitters. The Association aims to help the pet owning public, those interested in pet sitting, and professionals engaged in the in-home pet care industry by fulfilling its vision statement, serving as “the most respected authority in professional pet sitting.” It does so by providing the tools and support to foster the success of its members. Additionally, pet parents can benefit from NAPPS’ free resources including a disaster preparedness guide, tips on how to select a pet sitter, and a nationwide referral service,. To find a pet sitter in your area, check out NAPPS’ nationwide “Pet Sitter Locator” at http://www.petsitters.org.
About Dog & Kitty City: Dog & Kitty City is operated by the Humane Society of Dallas County. Their mission is to: rescue and minister to the indigent animal population; provide shelter, love and medical care for all of their animals until they find a loving home; promote responsible pet ownership; provide on-going adoption support services to ensure a lifetime commitment from pet owners; eliminate animal cruelty through education; help to reduce animal over-population by providing services such as low-cost spay-neuter; foster a respect for all life. To learn more about them, visit their website at http://www.dognkittycity.org.
About Big Fix for Big D: The Big Fix for Big D initiative is a multi-year effort of four community partners to spay or neuter tens of thousands of pets in Dallas to significantly diminish numbers of unwanted litters, with the ultimate goal of reducing euthanasia at Dallas Animal Services and Adoption Center. Through the Big Fix for Big D initiative, the City of Dallas Animal Services and Adoption Center (DAS), Spay Neuter Network (formerly Kaufman County Animal Awareness Project, KCAAP), Metroplex Animal Coalition (MAC) and SPCA of Texas will offer free spay/neuter surgeries, vaccinations and registrations.
The Big Fix for Big D is funded by the Companion Animal Funders Coalition and the support of additional generous donors. In-kind support is also provided by The Marketing Arm and the City of Dallas. Members of the Companion Animal Funders Coalition include: The Dallas Foundation, The Meadows Foundation, PetSmart Charities®, The Rees-Jones Foundation, The Summerlee Foundation and The George and Fay Young Foundation. For more information, visit http://www.BigFixforBigD.com.