World's Best Cat Litter™ Donates 17,404 Total Pounds of Natural Cat Litter to Three Texas-based Animal Shelters
Social media-driven GiveLitter™ initiative comes up big for cats in need
Muscatine, Iowa - August 1, 2011 - Three animal rescue groups are preparing for an online campaign that will allow participants to donate free all-natural litter to shelters across the country.
World's Best Cat Litter™ is supporting this fourth round of its GiveLitter™ initiative that will see thousands of pounds of much-needed cat litter being donated to A.D.O.P.T Pet Shelter in Illinois, Homeward Pet in Washington, and Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons in New York. All of the participating shelters are part of the No More Homeless Pets® Network - a program of the Best Friends Animal Society®.
Beginning today, animal-lovers everywhere can vote once a day at either online location; each vote will help donate pounds of World's Best Cat Litter™ to their choice of the three animal shelters. The effort follows on the heels of three previous GiveLitter™ efforts that have resulted in over 41,000 pounds of free litter being donated to shelters in Washington D.C., Los Angeles and three shelters spread across Texas!
While the amount of litter donated to the rescue organizations won't be announced until after September 16th, shelter representatives are gearing up for a program that will harness the power of the web to make sure truckloads of free litter are donated to their adoption centers.
Organizers are encouraging individuals to log-on and participate in the GiveLitter™ campaign that reflects an ongoing commitment by World's Best Cat Litter™ to support those dedicated to finding homes for neglected, abused and lost animals.
"The support we have seen in previous GiveLitter™ campaigns is a testament to the passion of both animal-lovers and those caring for cats in need," said Paul Zobel, Senior Director of Marketing, World's Best Cat Litter™. "As a result of all the people who voted online, our GiveLitter™ program has far exceeded our expectations with each round and we know this momentum will continue."
World's Best Cat Litter™ was founded on more than sound science. It was founded on a love for cats-indeed all pets-a respect for communities and a responsibility to the planet. That is why it is committed to giving to programs that further and enhance human-pet relationships, community viability and earth-friendly sustainable practices. Give Litter™ maximizes potential donations by using the web and social media to increase reach and make giving easy. Web site: http://www.givelitter.com
About World's Best Cat Litter™:
Using a patented process that delivers outstanding odor control and quick clumping, World's Best Cat Litter™ is a pet, people and planet friendly cat litter made with whole-kernel corn and other natural ingredients. Made with no synthetic chemicals, World's Best Cat Litter™ is all natural. Offered in a variety of clumping formulas and sizes, the litter is available in PetSmart and PETCO, most Target stores, and other leading pet and grocery stores nationwide. World's Best Cat Litter™ is produced by Kent Nutrition Group, Inc., headquartered in Muscatine, Iowa. http://www.worldsbestcatlitter.com.
About A.D.O.P.T Pet Shelter:
Animals Deserving of Proper Treatment (A.D.O.P.T.) is a non-profit, no-kill animal welfare organization located in Naperville, Illinois. Since its founding in 1989, the shelter has placed over 25,000 animals into permanent homes. It is A.D.O.P.T.'s mission to improve the quality of life for animals and to place them in loving and permanent homes through rescue, extraordinary and compassionate care and humane education. Further enhancing its mission, A.D.O.P.T.'s Blessed Bonds program helps to prevent owner relinquishment of pets in times of crisis by offering problem-solving counseling and temporary pet foster care. For more information, visit http://www.adoptpetshelter.org.
About Homeward Pet Adoption Center:
Located in Woodinville, Washington, Homeward Pet Adoption Center (Homeward Pet) is a no-kill, non-profit animal adoption center. Homeward Pet cares for homeless animals from all over Washington State, whether surrendered by owners, transferred from other rescue organizations, or removed from shelters that euthanize. For more than 20 years, Homeward Pet has given these animals a second chance through rescue, shelter, and adoption programs. With the amazing efforts of 16 employees, 200 volunteers and the generous support of donors, Homeward Pet helps over 1,300 dogs and cats find their forever home each year. For more information, please visit http://www.homewardpet.org.
About Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons:
The Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons provides for the health and welfare of dogs and cats on the South Fork of Long Island and Shelter Island through shelter and adoption services, medical care, spaying and neutering programs, community outreach and humane education. Founded in 1974, ARF is the leading animal adoption center on the East End. For more information, please visit http://www.arfhamptons.org.
About No More Homeless Pets® Network:
No More Homeless Pets® Network, a program of Best Friends Animal Society®, offers help and support to animal rescue groups that save lives in their communities. The program is free and offers fundraising opportunities, adoption events, educational workshops, opportunities for grants, and volunteer recruitment assistance. Qualified 501(c) (3) organizations can apply to join at http://nmhpnetwork.bestfriends.org/.
About Best Friends Animal Society®:
Best Friends Animal Society® is a nonprofit organization building no-kill programs and partnerships that will bring about a day when there are No More Homeless Pets®. The society's leading initiatives in animal care and community programs are coordinated from its Kanab, Utah, headquarters, the country's largest no-kill sanctuary. This work is made possible by the personal and financial support of a grassroots network of supporters and community partners across the nation. http://www.bestfriends.org