WILTON, Conn., Oct. 2, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The annual Blue Buffalo® Home 4 the Holidays adoption drive runs from October 1, 2015 to January 4, 2016 and Blue Buffalo (Nasdaq:BUFF) will again partner with the Helen Woodward Animal Center to raise awareness about rescuing orphan pets.
Since many families seek dogs and cats around the holidays, the Helen Woodward Animal Center began focusing on shelter adoptions during the holiday season.
What began with just 14 shelters in 1999 has now grown into the world’s largest and most successful pet adoption drive. More than 4,000 shelters and rescue facilities in over 23 countries have found forever homes for more than 10 million dogs and cats!
Most heartwarming “tails” take home $1,000
Each year, Blue Buffalo Home 4 the Holidays also holds a contest for all partner organizations. Whoever submits the Most Heartwarming Story wins $1,000 as a reward for their dedication and hard work.
In 2014, two rescues tied, both receiving the same number of votes for tugging on our heartstrings with their true stories. Friends of Rescue introduced us to Zonder, a deaf and blind dog they helped rehabilitate for 10 weeks.
And Home FurEver Rescue saved Katt from the streets of Detroit, nurturing her for two years while she waited for a caring family. Now Zonder and Katt are furry family members in forever homes that return their unconditional love.
Plus, Blue Buffalo gives adoption kits to all participating rescue facilities in the U.S., Puerto Rico and Canada. New pet parents who rescue an orphan dog or cat during the three-month holiday campaign receive food for their pet’s first meal, a surprise gift, and bonus BLUE™ coupons.
Help us find homes for a million more pets
So spread good cheer this holiday. Adopt a shelter pet from one of our partner facilities and share the news about Blue Buffalo Home 4 the Holidays.
With your help, we can again reach our goal of finding forever homes for one million dogs and cats this year!
Learn more at http://bluebuffalo.com/about-us/community-involvement/
Find participating organizations at http://www.home4theholidays.org/locations
About Blue Buffalo
Blue Buffalo Co, Ltd, based in Wilton, CT, is a natural pet products company that makes natural foods and treats for dogs and cats under the BLUE Life Protection Formula, BLUE Wilderness, BLUE Basics and BLUE Freedom lines, and cat litter under the BLUE Naturally Fresh line.
About Helen Woodward Animal Center
Helen Woodward Animal Center is a private, non-profit organization where “people help animals and animals help people.” Founded in 1972 in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., the Center provides services for more than 57,000 people and thousands of animals annually through adoptions, educational and therapeutic programs both onsite and throughout the community. Helen Woodward Animal Center is also the creator of the International Home 4 the Holidays pet adoption drive, the International Remember Me Thursday® campaign and The Business of Saving Lives Workshops, teaching the business of saving lives to animal welfare leaders from around the world. For more information, go to: www.animalcenter.org.
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