Less than two weeks into our crowdfunding campaign, we have received hundreds of donations. It is gratifying to see so much love for Tinks and support for our message.
Boise, Idaho (PRWEB) November 14, 2013
Karen Bostick, Creator and CEO of PetsPage.com recently appeared as a guest on Pet World Insider Radio (click the link to listen to the interview) with host Robert Semrow, the world renowned pet photographer known to the public as The Pawtographer. In the segment, Bostick discusses Tinks’ Story and how a veterinary specialist saved the adorable little maltipoo’s life and the social pet community, PetsPage.com, that Bostick created to share Tinks’ Story.
Pet World Insider Radio is distributed through the EMB Network, Environmental Media Broadcasting Network and on multiple channels online.
According to Bostick, the timing of her Pet World Insider Radio guest appearance is perfect. She launched on November 1, PetsPage.com’s Pet Owner Awareness crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo.com. The purpose of the PetsPage crowdfunding campaign is to seek support for a national campaign aimed to educate pet owners and the community on the importance of veterinary specialty medicine in saving pets’ lives. PetsPage.com’s awareness campaign includes producing and distributing an educational documentary that will air on public television stations throughout the United States and include a 1 minute public service announcement to be broadcast on Animal Planet.
The documentary focuses on Tinks’ Story (see video included with this press release) and Bostick’s mission of increasing pet owner awareness of all things available in veterinary care for our pets today. The documentary will be produced by Outlook Television, a leader in the production of public television programming.
Outlook Television contacted Bostick about sharing Tinks’ Story and her mission with over 60 million public television viewers across the USA, believing her message and Tinks’ Story was a compelling human interest feature. The documentary will air for a full year in 2014 on public television stations across the USA and will include a 1 minute public service announcement that will air on Animal Planet in various regional networks throughout the country.
In addition to Karen Bostick and Tinks, the documentary will feature some of the most respected board certified veterinary specialists in the country, including Dr. Sue Ettinger, DVM, DACVIM (veterinary oncology) “Dr. Sue Cancer Vet,” one of the world’s leading pet cancer specialists who has recently proposed a set of national pet cancer guidelines aimed at reducing the number of cancer related pet deaths, Dr. Victoria Ochoa, DVM, MS, DACVIM, a board certified veterinary internist, who was Tinks’ treating veterinary specialist, Dr. Carrie Breaux, DVM, MVSC, DACVO, a veterinary ophthalmologist, and Dr. Andrew Gendler, DVM, DACVR, a veterinary radiologist.
Bostick is seeking to raise a minimum of $30,000 during the 30 day Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign through small donations from Tinks’ fans among her 350,000 plus social media followers and is also seeking support from the veterinary specialty industry and its supporters. Bostick hopes at least 3000 “We Love Tinks” fans will contribute a minimum of $10 to help reach the $30,000 goal to help cover the costs of the documentary. Bostick is also seeking funds from the veterinary specialty industry as well with hopes that any additional funds raised will allow her to distribute the Public Service Announcement throughout local and regional television networks to aid her efforts in creating awareness of vet specialists.
Various perks are offered as thank you for donations, including discounts at Tinks’ Shop and I Love Tinks’ T-Shirts and special sponsorship opportunities for larger donations. Early supporters are encouraged to reach out now for unique sponsorship opportunities that will show their support throughout the crowdfunding campaign.
“I am so excited about sharing Tinks’ Story and my pet health advocacy mission on the importance of being your pet’s advocate by becoming aware of all the options in veterinary care in a public television documentary to over 60 million viewers. Less than two weeks into our crowdfunding campaign, we have received hundreds of donations. It is gratifying to see so much love for Tinks and support for our message. Thank you to everybody. We love you all. I’m confident that with Tinks Fans’ and veterinary industry support I’ll be able to make this dream a reality.” said Bostick.
PetsPage.com is a brand new social pet community that its Founder and CEO, Karen Bostick calls, “A Place for Social Pet Lovers.” PetsPage.com has a primary mission of increasing pet owner awareness of all things available today in veterinary care for their pet while encouraging them to be their pet’s advocate. PetsPage.com is an engaging social pet community for pet lovers to come together and share with each other as well as veterinary and pet professionals in a fun and interactive way. "I’ve really had fun creating new ways to incorporate more social features to attract pet owners to this important information," said Bostick.
Tinks’ Story and Karen’s mission has struck a chord with pet lovers around the world. During the development process of PetsPage.com, Bostick created several Facebook pages to share Tinks’ Story and his adventures. The response has been overwhelming to say the least. Social media users and pet lovers all over the world not only embraced Tinks, they fell in love with him. Tinks has become a Social Pet SuperStar with Karen’s Facebook pages - Karen Bostick & Tinks, We Love Tinks, and MyPetAdvocate, collectively garnering over 350,000 likes and growing. And Twitter, and Instagram fans by the 1000’s are falling for Karen and Tinks too and are quickly joining PetsPage.com.
PetsPage.com is based in Boise, Idaho.