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"For every 'like' the brand’s Facebook page receives between now and Dec. 31, PetSafe will donate one toy to a pet at Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control."

Facebook ‘likes’ mean toys for shelter pets

Statement as issued Tuesday by PetSafe and confirmed by Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control:

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (December 17, 2013) – PetSafe, an industry brand leader in the development of innovative pet behavioral, containment, lifestyle product solutions and services, is spreading the love to shelter pets across the nation this holiday season. For every “like” the brand’s Facebook page receives between now and Dec. 31, PetSafe will donate one toy to a pet at Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control.

“PetSafe is proud to support the lifesaving work happening in animal shelters across the country such as Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control,” Jim Tedford, PetSafe Director of Animal Welfare Initiatives, said. “PetSafe products are designed to strengthen and preserve the bonds between pets and their people. Our tagline is ‘Protect. Teach. Love.’ and those are three words that can also be used to describe what is happening in shelters nationwide.”

Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control is one of nearly a dozen shelters PetSafe aims to provide up to 15,000 toys, including the brand’s popular Busy BuddyBarnacle, to this holiday season. Other participating shelters include:

  • Los Angeles Animal Services (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Los Angeles County Animal Services (Long Beach, CA)
  • Miami-Dade Animal Services (Miami, FL)
  • Maricopa County Animal Care & Control (Mesa, AZ)
  • Animal Care & Control of NYC (New York, NY)
  • Denver Animal Control (Denver, CO)
  • Seattle Animal Shelter (Seattle, WA)
  • Animal Care & Control Team of Philadelphia (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Nashville Humane Association (Nashville, TN)
  • Louisville Metro Animal Services (Louisville, KY)
To help PetSafe donate a toy to a shelter pet, visit www.facebook.com/PetSafeBrand and click “Like” by Dec. 31. Current Facebook fans who would still like to help can participate by inviting their friends and family to “Like” PetSafe’s Facebook page.

For more information about PetSafe and its shelter outreach efforts, please visit www.petsafe.net.

About Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control

Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control is a full-service animal care and control program in the division of Public Safety serving the City of Fort Wayne. It’s Mission: Guided by the humane ethic and livability interests within our neighborhoods, the mission of Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control is to ensure public health and safety as well as prevent pet overpopulation, animal neglect, and animal cruelty through education, rescue, and law enforcement. For more information, please visit www.fwacc.org.

About PetSafe

Headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn., PetSafeis an industry brand leader in the development of innovative pet behavioral, containment and lifestyle product solutions and services. For more information, please visit www.petsafe.net or connect with us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/PetSafeBrand) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/PetSafe).

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