Here at PetPlus we are on a mission to remove the limits on pet care. We think that means doing what we can — lending a hand to folks who need a little help providing the pet care their pets deserve. To that end, we are thrilled to announce a huge giving back initiative! PetPlus will be making a $10,000 donation to an animal shelter or non-profit in the fall of this year – but we need your help!
How It Works
We’re asking YOU to nominate a local animal shelter or non-profit you think deserves the $10,000. We want nominations for big shelters, little shelters — and everything in between. Whether it’s where you adopted your pet, spend your weekends volunteering, or just a cool organization that you’ve heard about – we want to know about it!
To nominate an organization, please visit our Facebook page and fill out the form. Then SHARE the campaign on Facebook or Twitter to spread the word.
Not on Facebook? Not a problem. Send us an email to email@example.com. Include you first and last name, email address, and the name and location of the organization you would like to nominate. Also include a link to their website if they have one.
The Voting Process
The nomination period will close on July 16, 2014. We will then vet nominees based on their legitimacy, mission, and interest in receiving the donation. On July 23, 2014 we will announce 3 finalists and open voting up so you can help us select the winner.
All of the finalists will receive free PetPlus memberships, but we’re asking YOU to determine which organization will receive the $10,000 donation.
Why only support one? Because we believe we can make the biggest impact by focusing on one organization at a time.
Help Us Help Them
Help us make a BIG difference for an animal shelter or non-profit in need. Please make your nomination by visiting our Facebook page and filling out the form. Share this blog post on Facebook and Twitter, and don’t forget to come back on July 23 to cast your vote!
What is the 2 Million Dogs Foundation?
Cancer is a condition that affects us all — that includes our dogs. As it stands, one out of four dogs will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. For the unlucky ones, while treatment is still an option, it’s often expensive, invasive, and ineffective.
To help bolster the fight against this debilitating disorder, 2 Million Dogs is dedicated to uncovering the links between people, their pets, and cancer, hoping to close in on how to best prevent this condition from developing in the first place.
How They’re Helping
2 Million Dogs puts all of its resources into providing funding for comparative oncology studies. Comparative oncology is an area of cancer research in which doctors study and aim to treat cancer in animals, with the hope that what they learn from treating pets will result in advancement in the field of cancer treatment in general.
As it happens, cancer in our pets is not so different from cancer in people. Pets and owners both share many of the same environmental risk factors, and the biology of pet and people tumors are remarkably similar. Also, since cancer moves quicker in pets – often advancing in months what would have taken years in a person – studying cancer in pets allows for a quicker completion of clinical trials. In short, comparative oncology works to cure and prevent cancer in our pets with the idea that the discoveries made will translate to improving cancer treatment for people.
2 Million Dogs raises money for comparative oncology by hosting their “PuppyUp” dog walks all across the country. During these walks, participants sponsored by friends and family walk two miles with their dog and thousands of others to raise funds and awareness for 2 Million Dogs. In this way, 2 Million Dogs manages to bring like minded people together, increase awareness about their cause, and draw from a large pool of donors all at once.
How You Can Help
PetPlus is offering to donate 25 cents for every new “LIKE” we receive on our Facebook page, so if you haven’t liked our page yet, now is a great time to do so. And if you’ve already liked us, then share this post with your friends!
We would also like to encourage you to reach into your coffers and donate a little something yourself, or look at their events calendar and participate in a walk near you. Or, if you’re so inclined, 2 Million Dogs is always looking for volunteers, as well as new venues to host a walk. So, if you have some time to spare, or live in a place that would embrace the 2 Million Dogs mission, reach out to them here.
And remember — if we all work together, we can put a “paws” on cancer!