Mars Petcare Tackles Pet Homelessness with BETTER CITIES FOR PETS ™ 13th Annual Adoption Weekend
âOur annual March Petcare Adoption Weekend is a great way to rally our communities, brands and associates around our ambition to end pet roaming,â said Ikdeep Singh, Regional President, Mars Petcare North America. âFor the thirteenth year, we will be focusing our efforts in our hometown of Nashville, and this year we are excited to expand to Kansas City, home to one of our manufacturing sites and a team of passionate associates who proudly manufacture GREENIES â¢. “
Mars Petcare also partners with the Titans quarterback and pet parent, Ryan tannehill, to share the importance of pet adoption. Tannehill spent time with a local adoptable dog, Franklin, after last week’s practice, giving fans a taste of the adorable pets available for adoption this weekend. He encourages fans of both teams to visit one of the five participating shelters for the chance to meet their future pet forever.
âGrowing up with rescued pets – including our first family dog, Freckles – pet adoption is a cause close to my heart,â said Tannehill. âI am thrilled to support Mars Petcare’s 13th Annual BETTER CITIES FOR PETS â¢ Adoption Weekend because I believe every pet deserves a loving home. “
Shelters participating in the Adoption Weekend include the Nashville Humane Association, Williamson County Animal Center, and Metro Animal Care and Control in Nashville; and the Humanitarian Society of Greater Kansas City and KC Pet Project at Greater Kansas City, Missouri. Mars Petcare Associates in both Nashville and Kansas City will participate in volunteer events leading up to Adoption Weekend to help participating shelters prepare for the weekend. To adopt a pet, residents of both communities can visit or contact one of the five participating shelters for more details on the adoption process.
In addition to covering adoption costs at these shelters, Mars Petcare and the PEDIGREE Foundation will return adopted animals home with starter kits that include PEDIGREE food.Â®, CESARÂ® and IAMS â¢, TEMPTATIONS â¢ cat treats, and coupons and gifts from BANFIELD â¢ Pet Hospital, Camp Bow WowÂ®, IAMS â¢ NOSEiD, VCA Animal Hospitals, WISDOM PANEL â¢, PEDIGREE Foundation and the BETTER CITIES FOR PETS â¢ program.
For more information on Adoption Weekend, including schedules and information on participating shelters, please visit bettercitiesforpets.com/adopt2021. To learn more about the BETTER CITIES FOR PETS â¢ program and Mars Petcare’s work with cities and governments to educate people about the benefits of pet ownership by advocating for pet-friendly spaces, visit www.bettercitiesforpets.com.
About BEST CITIES FOR PETS â¢
The BETTER CITIES FOR PETS â¢ program was created by Mars Petcare US, the global leader in pet nutrition and health care, to help communities become more pet friendly by making the voices of animals heard. and their owners in places of influence and advocating for fewer pets. in shelters, more animal-friendly places, and happier, healthier lives for humans and animals. Mars Petcare works with key partners, businesses and local governments to better understand how to improve communities by: providing safe and welcoming shelters that lead to forever homes; encourage respectful and responsible homes for pets; welcome more animals to local businesses and give the animals plenty of park space to play. In 2019, the company launched the BETTER CITIES FOR PETS â¢ certification which recognizes and celebrates cities that put in place programs and policies to improve the lives of people and pets. For more information on the BETTER CITIES FOR PETS program and the BETTER CITIES FOR PETS certification, visit BetterCitiesForPets.com.
About the PEDIGREE Foundation
We believe every dog ââdeserves a loving, lifelong home. The PEDIGREE Foundation is an independent, 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization that works to end pet roaming. Almost 3.5 million dogs end up in shelters and shelters each year, and almost half never find a home. The foundation was established in 2008 by Mars Petcare, maker of PEDIGREEÂ® dog food, to help increase dog adoption rates. We have awarded over 5,700 grants and over $ 9 million to American shelters and rescues that help dogs in need. At the PEDIGREE Foundation, we are working towards a day when all dogs will be safe, secure, cared for, well fed and loved. See how you can help PedigreeFoundation.org.
On March Petcare
Part of Mars, Incorporated, a family-owned business with over a century of history manufacturing a variety of products and services to the people and pets that people love, the 85,000 associates in more than 50 countries in March Petcare are dedicated to one goal: A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS. With 85 years of experience, our portfolio of nearly 50 brands meets the health and nutrition needs of pets around the world, including brands PEDIGREEÂ®, WHISKASÂ®, ROYAL CANINÂ®, NUTROâ¢, GREENSâ¢, CHEBAÂ®, CESARÂ®, IAMS â¢ and EUKANUBA â¢ as well as the WALTHAM Petcare Scientific Institute which has been advancing research in pet nutrition and health for over 50 years. Mars Petcare is also a leading provider of veterinary care with an international network of more than 2,000 pet hospitals and diagnostic services including BANFIELDâ¢, BLUEPEARL â¢, VCA â¢, Linnaeus, AniCura and Antech. We are also active in innovation and technology for companion animals, with genetic health screening and DNA testing of WISDOM PANEL â¢ for dogs, the WHISTLE â¢ GPS dog tracker, the LEAP VENTURE STUDIO accelerator and the COMPANION FUND â¢ programs that drive innovation and disruption in companion animals. care sector. As a family business and guided by our principles, we are privileged to be able to fight for what we believe in – and we choose to fight for our goal: A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS.
SOURCE Mars Petcare