The Great American PetDebate #VoteDog #VoteCat
To help end the age-old debate of whether America is a nation of cat or dog people, Purina® is calling all pet owners and lovers to join in the “America’s Pet Debate.” From now until Nov. 8, you can vote once a day for your favorite pet at www.americaspetdebate.com. At the end of the #PetDebate elections Purina will proudly declare whether America is a cat or dog nation on Nov. 9, 2012.
For every vote, Purina will donate $1, up to $100,000, to Pet Partners’ Veteran Programs. The donation will help fund Pet Partners pet therapy teams for U.S. veterans by providing the mental, physical and emotional support of cats and dogs through animal-assisted therapy. There are more than 22.7 million veterans in America today. For injured veterans, the companionship, support and unconditional love of a cat or dog can turn trauma into triumph and heartache into a story of inspiration. Animal-Assisted Therapy offers hope, giving our injured veterans a new outlook on life. And for Pet Partners, and the volunteers who visit with their pets in veteran programs, your donation can make all the difference. Pet Partners, formerly Delta Society, is an international 501(c)(3)non-profit organization that helps people live healthier and happier lives by incorporating therapy, service and companion animals into their lives. They receive no government funding and rely on individuals, foundations and corporations for financial support. At the heart of all of Pet Partners’ programs is a research foundation which demonstrates that when animals are around, people’s blood pressure goes down, stress and anxiety levels are reduced, people feel less lonely and less depressed, and they tend to be more social and community oriented.
You can also join the conversation about America’s Pet Debate on Americas PetDebate, Twitter (@petdebate), Instagram and Pinterest using hashtags , #PetDebate #VoteDog #VoteCat.
Will you #VoteDog or #VoteCat in America’s great PetDebate?