PET CHARITY NEWS
METROVAC DONATES PET DRYERS
TO SUPPORT POLICE K- 9 UNITS
MetroVac donated pet dryers to the United States
Police Canine Association (USPCA). MetroVac attended the association’s regional training day in
Suffern, N. Y., on Aug. 16 to donate another dryer.
Oakland, N.J.-based MetroVac has been donating pet dryers to K- 9 units for the past 20 years.
The dryers are used by K- 9 units in the USPCA’s
region 7, which encompasses all of New York State,
as well as parts of New Jersey and Connecticut.
MetroVac donates about four dryers per year and
provides free upkeep of the dryers as needed.
“Sometimes, in the course of their work, the
dogs come in contact with harmful substances on
their coats or bodies, and their handlers need to
groom or wash them immediately,” said Suffern
K- 9 officer Lou Venturini. “Having these donat-
ed dryers from MetroVac allows us to keep our
canines healthy so they can do their very import-
MetroVac was honored by the USPCA for its
ongoing commitment to support the K- 9 units
through its donations of dryers for two decades
PURA NATURALS PET PARTNERS
WITH KARMA RESCUE
Pura Naturals Pet in Seattle has partnered with
Karma Rescue as a sponsor for its philanthropy
To kick off the program, Pura Naturals Pet
donated $20,000 of product, and is backing its
sponsorship with company volunteer hours, advertising exposure and a product tie-in for big-box retailers for the Paws for Life program. Pura
Naturals Pet grooming and health and wellness
products will be used on all dogs going through
the program. To date, 136 dogs have been rescued and placed. Pura Naturals Pet aims to save
pets and increase the adoption rate of dogs placed
with U.S. veterans, said company officials.
Karma Rescue is dedicated to saving the lives of harder-to-place dogs through strengthening
the human-animal bond. Karma Rescue’s Paws for Life program rescues dogs in animal shelters
that are designated for euthanasia and places them with inmates in maximum-security prisons.
Karma trainers educate the inmates on how to teach the dogs “good canine citizenship.” The
dogs graduate out of the program as “highly adoptable” and are placed by Karma Rescue in
Karma’s newest program places dogs into prison-based training to respond to the symptoms
of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Dogs learn about 60 commands, including how to
retrieve medication and recognize emotional distress. Dogs that graduate are then placed with
suffering veterans to support their recovery.
The Pura Naturals Pet and Karma Rescue
teams at SuperZoo in Las Vegas in July.
REDBARN DONATES TREATS
AND CHEWS TO SPCALA
Redbarn Pet Products in
Long Beach, Calif., donated
more than 5,200 Grain-Free
Dipped Biscuits to the Soci-
ety for the Prevention of Cru-
elty to Animals Los Angeles
(spcaLA) in Long Beach. On
limited resources, the spca-
LA shelters many pets and
helps them find homes.
“The spcaLA does an
amazing job ensuring the
welfare of dogs all over this
city,” said Howard Bloxam,
co-founder of Redbarn. “As
a local pet food company, it is important to us that we do our part by ensuring
these dogs have access to clean, wholesome treats.”
The Redbarn Grain-Free Dipped Biscuits donated are full of superfood
functional ingredients such as vitamin E, salmon oil and chicken cartilage to
help support dogs’ overall health. The two flavors, Peanut Butter and Cheese
n’ Bacon, help cater to dogs’ taste preferences, said company officials. As
an added benefit, the Peanut Butter helps support dogs’ joint health, while
Cheese n’ Bacon contains ingredients that help keep their coat healthy.
In addition to more than 75 pounds of Grain-Free Dipped Biscuits, Redbarn also donated tote bags and an assortment of other Redbarn treats and
chews, including Filled Bones and Bully Nuggets.
WAHL UNVEILS AMERICA’S DIRTIEST DOG
Wahl and GreaterGood.org have unveiled America’s top
shelter dog makeover in the 2017 Dirty Dogs Contest. The
contest aims to demonstrate the power of grooming and
awards the top three dog makeovers with grant money
Wahl’s top shelter dog, Sissy, came to her rescue so
badly matted it was difficult to tell she was a dog. Her
ears were matted to the side of her head, her chin was
matted to her chest and her four paws were the size of
boxing gloves, said company officials. It took eight hours
to groom her, but afterward, she was quickly adopted.
“Without proper grooming, shelter dogs are often per-
Mamaroneck, N. Y., police officer Ozzie
ceived to be ‘damaged goods’ and overlooked by adop-
tive families,” said Shay Moeller, pet product manager
for the Sterling, Ill.-based company. “However, by pro-
viding shelters with much-needed grooming supplies, we
can help in their efforts to transform these dogs into the
healthy, fun-loving pets they really are. The end goal is
for all dogs to find a forever family, just like Sissy did.”
Suncoast Animal League in Palm Harbor, Fla., the
shelter that saved Sissy, will receive a $5,000 grant to fur-
ther support its efforts. In addition, second place winner
Wookie from J.J. Woofin’ Paws Rescue Agency in Wood-
land Hills, Calif., will receive a $2,000 grant, and third
place dog Stubin from CARES Rescue in Brooksville, Fla.,
will receive $1,000.
Ramos and his dog, Vincent, were among
those who recently received donated pet
dryers from MetroVac.
BOO BOO’S BEST ADDS NATIONAL DISTRIBUTOR
San Francisco-based Boo Boo’s Best has partnered with King Wholesale Pet
Supplies, which will provide national distribution of the company’s line of
Boosters! training treats, food toppers and single-ingredient treats.
King Wholesale Inc. is a family-operated business that strives to provide
education and products that support the proper care and maintenance of all
animals, according to company officials.
The Boosters! line features exotic proteins such as goat, kangaroo, rabbit, alligator, salmon, pork and wild boar, green-lipped mussels from New
Zealand, and whole wild-caught anchovies.
Sissy, before and after her makeover