Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Cravendale Thumb Cats Compilation (videos)

Cravendale is a UK based milk company that has created some of the most innovative and entertaining commercials of all time. First, cat lovers will go crazy for these purrfectly delightful ads that feature a variety of cats who are plotting to not only steal your milk, but strategizing world domination.

Bertrum Thumbcat is their leader and he has his own Facebook account.

You can check out the Cravendale Thumb Cat videos below.

Tampa Bay cat miraculously returns from the dead and grave, dubbed Zombie Kitty (videos)

It's a story that has to be seen to be believed, and after watching the video below, you may just have faith. When looking for a logical conclusion, one will undoubtedly decide the cat was never dead. At least, that's a better explanation than believing in a real live Zombie Kitty.  But let's go back a bit, and get the facts, before we determine if this cat has miraculously returned from the dead; or was buried alive.

Bart AKA Zombie Kitty: Humane Society Tampa Bay
The tale begins on Jan. 17, 2015, Ellis Huston is Bart's owner and recieved news that Bart had been hit by a car. Huston's neighbor, Dusty Albritton, witnessed seeing Bart in a pool of blood and described the cat as stiff. She told the sad news to Bart's owner who then buried the cat by a beloved tree. The mourning period had begun. Ironically, Albritton was mourning a cat at the same time. That mourning was cut short when Bart suddenly emerged five days later.

Albritton shared much of her thoughts regarding Bart's death and reactions to Bart's (Markie's) subsequent arrival five days later on her personal Facebook page.

According to Albritton, five days later, Bart approached her meowing. She was in a state of shock and couldn't believe the cat she had seen buried was seeking food from her. She notified Bart's owner, who was also in a state of shock. After carefully observing and monitoring Bart's condition, they brought him to the Animal Health Center at the Humane Society of Tampa Bay. Bart has suffered a number of health conditions and will undergo surgery.

Albritton described the incident and initial shock to seeing Bart alive to Tampa Bay's Fox 13 news, "You knew it was him because his face was messed up. And he's just sitting there, looking at me purring, wanting food, but obviously, he couldn't eat. And I'm just...I'm just in shock...like...this is God's miracle. This...this doesn't happen.

What do you think about this story? Is Bart a true miracle or is this just a case of a cat living out his nine lives?


Here's a video from Albritton and Bart's owner following Bart's (Markie's) return.

More Videos FOX 32 News Chicago

Dusty Albrittron has started a "Go Fund Me" page for Bart (Markie). She also shares her personal account and update regarding the incident and Bart's diagnosis.

The following is from the Go Fund Me page.

On 1 /17 2015 Markie [bart] we thought was hit by a car and killed , His owners Mr Wayne went and moved him out of the road and later buried him, unfourtantly Markie was dead he was stiff and in a pool of blood,
Mt Cat on the same day also was killed which I thought also by a car,
Both cats where buried the same day and we went on with our lives, Hoping the cats made thier safe return to rainbow heaven,
well on 1/21/2015 I went out side to fed the stary cats , Thats when a miracle happened right in front of my eyes Markie had came up begging for food. I was in shock because i knew 5 days prior this cat was dead and buried , So i grabbed him up and took him to Mr Wayne we are all in shock ,
Mr Wayne called the ASPCA and took Markie to the docs today 1/23/2015 and was confirmed That markie had been buried [ he was not alive] when he was buried,
Come to find out Markie may have been attacked by a racoon or a pit bull that runs the neighbohood , was confirmed maggots on the brian , he will loose his eye he has a broken jaw and his cheek bone is exposed,
Markie is going to need a lot of medical assitance and bills will begin to pile up soon while the family makes sure Markie makes a full recovery.
The family is sharing thier story For the belief in God and his amazing miracles , and That thier beloved cat has came back to life after 5 days , it is an amazing Miracle , I have seen all these events with my own eyes, and have photos from day one of finding markie passed away, his grave , and his return.
The family is asking help with medical bills for the simple fact , markie has died 1 time and has came back so they will not uthinize markie, He has a big reason to be here,
Please be kind to markie donate to him on his road to recovery and changing the world ,
God is almighty and God is Love God is powerful never give up your belief in the higher power,
Thank you
Dusty Albritton

Monday, January 26, 2015

Press Release: Blue Buffalo Celebrates The One Millionth Pet Adopted In The Home 4 The Holidays Campaign

Adopted cat and its forever family helped the largest adoption drive on record reach new milestone

Press Release: Texas-Based Pet Supplies Retailer Announces New Online Store: www.tchripets.com

PEARLAND, TexasJan. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas-based pet supplies retailer, Tchri Enterprises LLC, today announced its new website at www.tchripets.com.
Tchripets.com offers a variety of Dog Strollers, Dog Houses, Dog Beds, Travel, Wellness, and Pet Video Cameras. The store continually updates its inventory and plans to add new items as they are introduced.
In addition to introducing its new online store, Tchripets.com will also be launching a blog in the upcoming weeks. The blog will share complimentary resources with site visitors such as gift giving tips, the answers to frequently asked questions, instructional articles, and much more.
Products found on the site are competitively priced and all major credit cards are accepted including PayPal accounts. Items purchased can be shipped anywhere within the United States.
For more information on Tchri Enterprises LLC and its new online store visit Tchripets.com.
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Press Release: Frost & Sullivan Honors Danisco Animal Nutrition for its Unique Animal Feed Additive that Combines Enzymes and Direct-Fed Microbials (DFMs)

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.Jan. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on its recent analysis of the poultry feed market, Frost & Sullivan has selected DuPont company Danisco Animal Nutrition to be the recipient of its 2014 North American Award for New Product Innovation for its poultry gut health solution. Acknowledging the growth potential in the poultry sector, Danisco Animal Nutrition introduced Syncra® AVI, a one-of-a-kind feed additive solution that merges the benefits of both feed enzymes and probiotics, which can be used as an alternative to antibiotic growth promoters where consumer pressure has led to a call for reductions. It can also be used in conjunction with antibiotics and other additives to support poultry gut health and liveability. This advanced solution also radically improves bird growth performance and saves production costs.
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Danisco Animal Nutrition has maintained its leadership position in the feed enzymes market after more than 25 years of developing innovative combinations of its carbohydrase and protease products. These novel multi-enzyme products were the first products to enable the use of cheaper feed ingredients without lowering the birds' performance. Similarly, the more recent Syncra® AVI meets the poultry market's need to cut production costs, as well as maximize profits and efficiency in a sustainable manner.
"Syncra® AVI is demonstrably effective, as it is backed by research studies that truly show the benefits gained from combining the different but complementary modes of action of exogenous feed enzymes and probiotics," said Frost & Sullivan Senior Industry AnalystTosin Jack.
A recent research study showed that the blend enhanced the apparent metabolizable energy (AMEn) through superior protein, fat, and starch digestibility. It also diminished ileal insoluble non-starch polysaccharide (NSP) flow, aiding fiber digestion. Given that the poultry industry is expected to drive the feed ingredient market's growth, this innovation represents a significant investment for the industry.
Syncra® AVI is designed to provide peace of mind for integrators running large poultry complexes. Not only is it thermostable, it can be used with antibiotics and other additives, and is sold in optimized dosages that have been proven to unlock full poultry feed potential. For instance, at an inclusion rate of 200g/ton for broilers, it delivers guaranteed levels of 10,000U/g xylanase; 1,000U/g amylase; 20,000 U/g protease; and Bacillus spp 3.75 x 108 cfu/g. Meanwhile, its convenience of application translates to decreased logistics costs and micro-bin space.
"Both customers and nutritionists perceive Danisco Animal Nutrition's products as trustworthy because their solutions are always evidence based," Jack said. "The company works closely with nutritionists and other stakeholders during the decision-making process, which means that its solutions meet the direct needs of the customers/market."
Based on all these, and because Syncra® AVI is the first trial-backed solution that successfully combines probiotics and enzymes for the poultry market, Frost & Sullivan is pleased to present the 2014 North American New Product Innovation Award to Danisco Animal Nutrition.
Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to the company that has developed an innovative element in a product by leveraging leading-edge technologies. The award recognizes the value-added features/benefits of the product and the increased ROI it offers customers, which, in turn, increases customer acquisition and overall market penetration potential.
Frost & Sullivan's Best Practices Awards recognize companies in a variety of regional and global markets for outstanding achievement in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service, and product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis, and extensive secondary research.
About Danisco Animal Nutrition and DuPont
Danisco Animal Nutrition (animalnutrition.dupont.com), a business division of DuPont Industrial Biosciences, helps animal producers around the world maximize the return on their feed investment, improve liveability and tackle environmental and sustainability challenges through the delivery of optimized enzyme, betaine and probiotic feed solutions. The company's uniqueness centers on its ability to combine these technologies, many of which are industry "firsts."
DuPont (NYSE: DD) has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials, and services since 1802. The company believes that by collaborating with customers, governments, NGOs, and thought leaders we can help find solutions to such global challenges as providing enough healthy food for people everywhere, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the environment.
About Frost & Sullivan
Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, works in collaboration with clients to leverage visionary innovation that addresses the global challenges and related growth opportunities that will make or break today's market participants.
Our "Growth Partnership" supports clients by addressing these opportunities and incorporating two key elements driving visionary innovation: The Integrated Value Proposition and The Partnership Infrastructure.
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For more than 50 years, we have been developing growth strategies for the global 1000, emerging businesses, the public sector and the investment community. Is your organization prepared for the next profound wave of industry convergence, disruptive technologies, increasing competitive intensity, Mega Trends, breakthrough best practices, changing customer dynamics and emerging economies?
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Press Release: Report: Veterinary Diagnostic Testmakers Should Segment Strategy To Prosper

NEW YORKJan. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Lab testing performed as part of the veterinary care of food animals (livestock and production animals) and companion animals (pets) supports two distinct market segments, according to Kalorama Information. The combined veterinary diagnostics market is served by companies that predominately focus on one of the two segments: food animal diagnostics or companion animal diagnostics.   
Kalorama Information's newly published The World Market for Veterinary Diagnostics provides thorough analysis and segmentation specific to both the companion animal and food animal diagnostics segments, treating both markets separately. The report can be found at http://www.kaloramainformation.com/Veterinary-Diagnostics-8572450/. The report says that few companies can play the entire market.
"With a major exception of a large player like IDEXX laboratories, the veterinary diagnostics industry is populated by companies that produce either animal infectious disease tests or core test analyzers," said Emil Salazar, veterinary diagnostics analyst for Kalorama Information and the author of the report. "Companies entering the market should be familiar with the different dynamics between the two segments for companion animal and food animal diagnostics."
In terms of companion animal diagnostics, Salazar notes that the strengthening human-animal bond and view of pets as family members have dictated rising standards of companion animal care in the United States and, to a lesser extent, other developed countries. The humanization of companion animals is evident in the diagnostics space; veterinary practices challenged by sustained market softness (in terms of patient visit volumes) have responded by encouraging routine check-ups and enhancing in-house diagnostic capabilities. With the significant role of in-clinic analyzers, non-infectious disease testing - led by chemistry and hematology - now represents approximately 75% of the companion animal diagnostics market.
"Recent market growth for companion animal infectious disease tests has been slight as relatively few threats exist for dogs and cats in North American and European markets," Salazar said. "Assay vendors have resorted to the standardization of infectious disease screening panels or multiplex assays to spur growth more in line with the rest of the veterinary diagnostics market."
For the food animal diagnostic market, Kalorama's report says that the majority of the food animal diagnostics market is represented by infectious disease testing. Food animal diagnostics are used in industry-led passive surveillance (testing in response to symptoms, illness and livestock loss) and active surveillance (disease screening as part of eradication and herd health efforts). Infectious disease testing is critical to mitigating overall production loss by preventing disease spread.
"Individual food animal wellness and preventative care are a relative non-priority compared to the companion animal space," Salazar said. Appropriately, immunodiagnostics and molecular diagnostic test kits and reagents account for over 80% of the food animal diagnostics market. Molecular diagnostic test kits profile highly in food animal diagnostics due to their specificity and sample flexibility highly desired in the implementation of new disease surveillance and control programs.
Kalorama Information's report, The World Market for Veterinary Diagnostics contains trend analysis, corporate profiles and market estimation for both food and companion animal markets. The report can be found at http://www.kaloramainformation.com/Veterinary-Diagnostics-8572450/.
About Kalorama Information
Kalorama Information, a division of MarketResearch.com, supplies the latest in independent medical market research in diagnostics, biotech, pharmaceuticals, medical devices and healthcare; as well as a full range of custom research services. We routinely assist the media with healthcare topics. Follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and our blog at www.kaloramainformation.com.

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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Get a free 2015 Pet Calendar from Petplan Pet Insurance

Petplan Pet Insurance is offering a free 2015, pet wall calendar to those who request one from their site. The offer is available on a first come, first served basis, but they still have calendars available. This is a great offer.

Many pet owners are choosing to obtain insurance for their pet's wellbeing. As a way of safeguarding your animal's health, pet insurance  helps a family prepare for the unexpected medical illnesses or injuries that require the care of a veterinarian. Pet health insurance is also a good choice for pets who have chronic or long-term, health issues. As technology continues to uncover new medical breakthroughs in the veterinarian field, more pets are living longer and surving accidents, injuries and illnesses that previously would cut their lives short. While newer medical, veterinarian treatments are effective, they are also expensive. Using pet insurance can help defray these costs and open up a world of veterinarian care for your pet they otherwise might not have access to.

Pet insurance is a wise choice for pet owners who want to ensure the longevity of their pets. Whether or not you choose to secure insurance for your pet is up to you.

The calendar is free for those who want it, and does not require you sign up for pet insurance. However, if you are unfamiliar with a pet insurance plan, you may want to browse through the site and learn a bit more and see if you and your family could benefit from pet insurance.

Check out the offer here: 2015 Free Pet Calendar 

Not free, but adorable pet calendars on Amazon.com.

Cat Naps 2015 Calendar

Pooped Puppies 2015 Wall Calendar

Friday, January 23, 2015


Tidy Cats® LightWeight Littervention Contest Looks to Lighten the Load of Cat Owners, Starting with Their Litter Box

 / PR Newswire / — From urban cat owners in multi-floor walkups, to parents who could use help with litter box chores or cat lovers who just have trouble lifting their litter, Tidy Cats® understands some lifestyles require a lighter litter. That’s why today, Tidy Cats is helping cat lovers lighten up with the LightWeight Littervention Contest and teaming up with design enthusiast and lifestyle expert Jenni Pulos to make over one lucky cat’s litter box area and help cross chores off of the winner’s to-do list.

“Like most things in your home, cat litter isn’t a one-size-fits-all – different lifestyles call for different types of litter,” said Tidy Cats spokesperson, design enthusiast and lifestyle expert, Jenni Pulos. “Through this contest, Tidy Cats and I are showing the lighter side of litter by bringing Tidy Cats LightWeight to cat lovers and creating a new space for one lucky winner to enjoy with their feline friend.”  

Now through February 12, 2015, cat owners can enter the Tidy Cats LightWeight Littervention Contest by visiting TidyCatsLittervention.com, uploading a captivating photo of their favorite feline, and answering some simple questions including why they need Tidy Cats to lighten their load. One Grand Prize Winner will receive a complete load lightening experience, consisting of a visit from the Tidy Cats Littervention Crew, including Pulos, who will coordinate a $2,000 makeover of their litter box area and help check items off the winner’s errand and chore list with up to $1,000 of load lightening services. The winner will also get a two-year supply of Tidy Cats LightWeight cat litter and a $100 gift card.

“At Tidy Cats, we’re dedicated to creating solutions for every type of cat owner. Our latest innovation – Tidy Cats LightWeight – offers the perfect solution for cat owners whose lifestyle requires a lighter litter,” said Arik Frankel, Tidy Cats brand manager. “Through the Tidy Cats LightWeight Littervention Contest, we hope to lighten the load for cat owners who need it.”

In addition to the Grand Prize Winner, Tidy Cats will lighten things up for two cat-loving runners up – each receiving a year’s supply of Tidy Cats LightWeight cat litter and a $50 gift card. The first 100 lucky cat owners to enter the Contest will receive a coupon for $5 off a jug of Tidy Cats LightWeight cat litter.*

For more details on how to enter the Contest and for Official Rules, visitTidyCatsLittervention.com.
Tidy Cats LightWeight cat litter has light, tight clumps for easy clean-up. It is available in an 8.5 lb. jug for a suggested retail price of $12.99. For more information and to find a local retailer that carries Tidy Cats LightWeight cat liter, visit TidyCats.com/LightWeight. To stay up-to-date on news and happenings from Tidy Cats® Like Tidy Cats on Facebook or follow @TidyCatson Twitter. To follow or get involved in the Littervention conversation, use #Littervention.

*LIMIT ONE (1) PER INDIVIDUAL, HOUSEHOLD, OR E-MAIL ADDRESS. OFFER EXPIRES 5/16/15. Valid on $5 off one (1) 8.5 jug of Purina® Tidy Cats®LightWeight brand cat litter. Offer good only in USA.

About Tidy Cats® 
Purina® Tidy Cats® brand cat litter is designed for homes with multiple cats and is specially formulated to control odor and keep homes smelling fresh and clean. The Purina Tidy Cats® line includes: six scoopable clay litters designed to make clean-up easy and efficient; and three odor-controlling clay litters that are non-clumping. Purina Tidy Cats® is manufactured by Nestlé Purina PetCare Company, one of the leading global players in the pet care industry. Nestlé Purina promotes responsible pet care, humane education, community involvement and the positive bond between people and their pets. The North American headquarters for Nestlé Purina PetCare is located at Checkerboard Square in St. Louis, Missouri, where Ralston Purina was founded more than a century ago.

About Nestlé Purina PetCare 
Nestlé Purina PetCare promotes responsible pet care, community involvement and the positive bond between people and their pets. A premiere global manufacturer of pet products, Nestle Purina PetCare is part of Swiss-based Nestle S.A., a global leader in nutrition, health and wellness.

Press Release: J.J. Fuds, Inc. Issues Recall of Pet Food Because of Possible Health Risk

VALPARAISO, Ind.Jan. 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- J.J. Fuds in Valparaiso, IN is recalling a select lot and product of J.J. Fuds Chicken Tender Chunks Pet Food because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. Animals' ill with Listeria will display symptoms similar to the ones listed above for humans. People who have concerns about whether their pet has Listeria should contact their veterinarian.
The recalled product was distributed regionally in MinnesotaWisconsinMichiganIndiana and Illinois to wholesale and retail customers. The product can be identified by the batch ID code (manufactured date) and UPC code printed on the back of the individual plastic bag or on the master case label. This product is a frozen raw poultry product (see Safe Handling Instructions on package) and has a shelf life of one year if kept frozen.
The recalled product is as follows:
J. J. Fuds Premium Natural Blends, Chicken Tender ChunksAll 5 lb. bags with:
Product UPC Number: 654592-345935 
Manufacture/Lot Code Date: 5/5/14
The recall was a result of a routine sampling program by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development resulting in a positive test for Listeria monocytogenes. The company has not received any reports of dogs experiencing nausea and diarrhea that may be associated with these specific products. The company has received no reports of human illness as a result of these products.
J.J. Fuds, Inc. will immediately start working with distributors and retailers to properly dispose of any affected product left on freezer shelves. The company will also be working with distributors and retailers to recall this product from pet owners to ensure the proper disposal of any affected product that has been purchased.
J.J.Fuds is issuing this action out of an abundance of caution and sincerely regrets any inconvenience to pet owners as a result of this announcement.
The recalled product should not be sold or fed to pets. Pet owners who have the affected product at home should return to retailer for a refund and proper disposal.
For further information or questions regarding this recall, please contact us at jjfuds.com or by phone at 888-435-5873 Monday-Friday8AM-4PM CST.
Karl Gottschlich
(888) 432-5873  
SOURCE J.J. Fuds, Inc.


Press Release: PAR Pays It Forward, Donates to ASPCA and Wounded Warrior Project

LUTZ, Fla.Jan. 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- PAR, a leading publisher of psychological assessment instruments, has announced the recipients of a new annual program to benefit worthy charities.
"When reflecting on the past year, it became clear that PAR has been incredibly fortunate as a company," stated R. Bob Smith III, PhD, Chairman and CEO. "Rather than sending our Customers an end-of-year gift, we decided to make a contribution on their behalf to a charity chosen by those we serve."
In November, PAR mailed an end-of-year communication to select Customers, thanking them for their business and asking them to choose their favorite organization from a list as a way to acknowledge the important work they do throughout the year. Most PAR Customers are involved in psychological assessment, educational assessment, or mental health work. Now that results have been tallied, PAR is proud to announce that on behalf of its Customers, a $5,000 donation will be made to both the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) and the Wounded Warrior Project.
"We are so inspired by the work our Customers do, and these organizations inspire them," said Smith. "It is an honor to be able to pay it forward to the ASPCA and the Wounded Warrior Project on behalf of our Customers."
To learn more about PAR, visit www.parinc.com.
Founded in 1978, PAR is a leading publisher of assessment instruments, software, and other related materials. Over the past three decades, PAR has earned a reputation for providing customers with innovative assessment solutions and unparalleled customer service.


Press Release: Honor the Hero Veterinarian or Hero Veterinary Technician in Your Animal's Life!

WASHINGTONJan. 23, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For millions of Americans, animals are not just their best friends, but their heroes. Whether they are lending eyes to the unsighted, ears to the deaf, protection to the sleeping family and the soldier, or providing a welcoming kiss at the end of a hard day, animals affect us in so many different ways. And behind almost every hero pet (and millions more animals) is a hero veterinarian or hero veterinary technician. These often little-known benefactors save and improve the lives of our two- and four-legged best friends in many ways, and now it is time to honor their achievements.
American Humane Association, the country's first national humane organization, recognizes the hard work these professionals put in day-in and day-out in the name of helping animals, and is pleased to announce that nominations are now open for the second annualAmerican Humane Association Hero Veterinarian and Hero Veterinary Technician Awards™, presented by Zoetis Inc.  Pet owners and animal lovers alike are invited to visit www.herovetawards.org between now and March 13 to nominate their favorite veterinary professionals who are dedicated to the betterment of the health and welfare of animals and the promotion of the human-animal bond. The winning veterinarian and veterinary technician will be flown to Los Angeles to be honored as part of the fifth annual American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards™ on September 19, which will air nationwide as a two-hour special on Hallmark Channel this fall.
Last year's top winners among the nearly 700 nominees were Eva DeCozio, DVM, of the VCA Apache Junction clinic in Higley, Arizona, named 2014's American Hero Veterinarian, and Signe Corbin of the Westlake Animal Hospital in Austin, Texas, 2014's American Hero Veterinary Technician.
But these awards are not limited to companion animal veterinarians. Professionals from all fields of veterinary medicine are eligible for entry including, but not limited to those who work in: research, emergency services, shelters, and those who work with large and exotic animals. The five finalists in the American Hero Veterinarian and American Hero Veterinary Technician categories will be selected by a special blue-ribbon panel of judges consisting of celebrities, veterinary professionals, and animal care professionals. Beginning April 29, the American public will be invited to vote online for their favorite veterinarian and veterinary technician.
"Our company has an ongoing commitment to the veterinary profession, and the American Humane Association Hero Veterinarian and Veterinary Technician Awards™ are a perfect fit with that mission," said J. Michael McFarland, DVM, DABVP, group director of Companion Animal Veterinary Operations at Zoetis. "This year's winners will be greatly deserving of all the accolades they receive, and we cannot wait to meet them in Los Angeles later this year."
"Whether it's the kindly veterinarian or veterinary technician who is always there when our furry, winged, or scaled friends are sick, or the researchers in the lab, tirelessly working to determine why certain breeds of dogs are susceptible to certain types of cancer or find cures for difficult-to-treat diseases, veterinary professionals do so much good for animals," said Dr. Robin Ganzert, American Humane Association's President and CEO. "To us, all vets and vet techs are heroes and these awards help us shine a bright spotlight on the best-of-the-best."
Key dates for the 2015 American Humane Association Hero Veterinarian and Hero Veterinary Technician Awards™ contest include:
  • January 23-March 13: Nominations period
  • March 23-April 17: First round voting by judging panel
  • April 29-July 13: Second round public voting
  • September 19: Winning Hero Veterinarian and Hero Veterinary Technician announced at 2015 Hero Dog Awards in Los Angeles
To nominate a veterinarian or veterinary technician between now and March 13, and for complete contest rules, please visitwww.herovetawards.org. To nominate a Hero Dog in your life for the 2015 American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards™, please visit www.herodogawards.org between now and February 25.
About American Humane AssociationAmerican Humane Association is the country's first national humane organization and the only one dedicated to protecting both children and animals. Since 1877, American Humane Association has been at the forefront of virtually every major advance in protecting our most vulnerable from cruelty, abuse and neglect. Today we're also leading the way in understanding the human-animal bond and its role in therapy, medicine and society. American Humane Association reaches millions of people every day through groundbreaking research, education, training and services that span a wide network of organizations, agencies and businesses. You can help make a difference, too. Visit American Humane Association at www.americanhumane.org today.
About ZoetisZoetis (zō-EH-tis) is the leading animal health company, dedicated to supporting its customers and their businesses. Building on more than 60 years of experience in animal health, Zoetis discovers, develops, manufactures and markets veterinary vaccines and medicines, complemented by diagnostic products and genetic tests and supported by a range of services. In 2013, the company generated annual revenues of $4.6 billion. With approximately 9,800 employees worldwide at the beginning of 2014, Zoetis has a local presence in approximately 70 countries, including 27 manufacturing facilities in 10 countries. Its products serve veterinarians, livestock producers and people who raise and care for farm and companion animals in 120 countries. For more information, visitwww.ZoetisUS.com.
About Hallmark ChannelHallmark Channel, owned and operated by Crown Media Holdings, Inc., is a 24-hour basic cable network that provides a diverse slate of high-quality family entertainment available in high definition (HD) and standard definition (SD) to a national audience of 85 million subscribers. Hallmark Channel is the nation's leading destination for quality family programming featuring an ambitious slate of original content, including movies; scripted series, such as Cedar Cove and When Calls the Heart; annual specials like Hero Dog Awards andKitten Bowl; and a daily 2-hour lifestyle show, Home & Family. Hallmark Channel is also home to annual holiday franchise, Countdown to Christmas, featuring a lineup of 24/7 holiday programming, including The 12 New Movies of Christmas. Rounding out the networks' lineup are television's most beloved sitcoms and series, including The Golden Girls, The Middle, Little House on the Prairie, andFrasier. Hallmark Channel's sibling network, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, available in HD and SD, features a unique mix of content including original movies and acquired series that are dramatic in tone and focus on the lighter side of the mystery genre, as well as classic presentations from the acclaimed Hallmark Hall of Fame library.
For more information, please visit www.crownmediapress.com
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