What’s New at Adopt-a-Pet.com in October 2012

Posted by Jennifer on October 2nd, 2012

Enter Your Cat Video in “The Friskies” $15,000 Grand Prize

Here’s a new video contest for your staff or volunteers! The Friskies® brand presents “The Friskies,” the major award for best new Internet cat videos of 2012. This a national award program from Friskies cat food is to find and honor the best in original Internet cat videos with significant cash prizes, including a grand prize of $15,000 for “Best Video” and four category winners of $2,500! (They’re also donating of up to 250,000 cans of Friskies cat food to 25 cat charities.) Visit www.TheFriskies.com for how to enter your cat video. Entry DEADLINE is 12:00:01 p.m. ET on October 12, 2012.


2012 Veterinary Care Fund Grants – Last Call for Submissions

Congratulations to the four most recent recipients of a $1,000 Adopt-a-Pet.com Veterinary Care Fund Grant, including Angels With Paws in Colorado, Rabbit & Small Animal Rescue in Michigan, Anjellicle Cats Rescue in New York, and Campbell County Animal Shelter in Kentucky! You can see their grant submission stories and photos, along with some heartwarming updates from last year’s recipients at

There are still four more $1,000 grants to be awarded, one each week for the next four weeks! If you sent in a grant submission last year, it is still valid, so you do not need to send in a duplicate submission again. If did not apply last year, you can apply here before the midnight Pacific Time October 18, 2012 deadline:



Purina Pets for People Donated to Over 800 Shelters & Rescues

The passionate pet-lovers at Purina donate tons (literally!) of food, treats, and litter every year to help shelters and rescues across the U.S. In the first eight months of 2012, they’ve fed approximately 75,000 dogs and cats at 806 different animal welfare organizations across the nation with donations of Alpo, Beneful Dry Dog & Puppy Food, Purina One, Pro Plan, Chef Michael, Dog Chow, Senior Chow, Puppy Chow, Mighty Dog, Friskies, Fancy Feast, Cat Chow, plus cat & dog treats and Tidy Cats Litter.

Purina Pets For People also aided 32 organizations in times of disaster. In the first quarter, 21 animal welfare organizations that were severely impacted by tornadoes and floods in seven states received donations of Purina ONE and Pro Plan. In the second quarter, shelters and rescues in areas of wildfires, tropical storm Debby, and Hurricane Isaac received donations of over $1000 in Purina Pet Food Brands coupons, 7560 pound of Tidy Cats litter and 22,373 pounds of One Pet Food!


Need Food Donations? Purina Pets For People May Be Able To Help!

Purina’s support of animal welfare takes the form of Animal Welfare Support programs for non-profit organizations, described in detail on www.PetsforPeople.com. Their programs such as Pets for Seniors, Pro Plan® Rally to Rescue® and the Purina ONE® PetWelfare Program are dedicated to providing support for local animal welfare organizations in their efforts to find homes for adoptable animals.

Occasionally the Nestlé Purina PetCare Company may have food donations available in your area. When you register your organization on www.PetsforPeople.com you will be automatically considered for any food donations that become available near you. During 2010, Purina donated more than $13 million in pet food and litter. In addition, should your organization be affected by a natural disaster, Purina may be able to provide food to help feed your organization’s animals during your time of need.


And, of course… 
As always, we thank the wonderful, pet-loving people at Purina and Bayer Animal Health for supporting all of us in our mission and making Adopt-a-Pet.com a free service!

That’s all our news for this month. We’d love to hear what’s going on with you too, so please stop by our pages on Facebook and Twitter and say a virtual hello!

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