Helping Shelter Animals in Need, Sergeant's Pet Care and American Humane Association


Sergeant’s Pet Care Products and American Humane Association, is distributing pet health kits worth up to $250,000 to shelters nationwide as part of its emBARK on Pet Health campaign, together stepping up to put their best paws forward.

The emBARK on Pet Health campaign asks pet owners to take a free pledge to be more mindful of their pet’s ongoing needs here.

Each pledge triggers the donation of a Sergeant’s Pet Health Kit, which will help one of the millions of animals waiting for forever homes at local shelters.

Sergeant’s Pet Care Products is committed to donating up to 5,000 kits, which will ensure these animals are sent home with all the products they need to get started on a healthy and happy life after adoption. There is still time to visit the site and take their pledge, so even more kits can be delivered to community shelters.

“There are millions of animals looking to be adopted in shelters nationwide at any given time,” said Patsy Sumner, vice president of marketing services. “We hope the Sergeant’s Pet Health Kits will give families an additional incentive for considering adoption this summer, knowing they will not only leave with a new lovable family member, but also with all the tools they need for a healthy start together.”

The first batch of Pet Health Kits will be delivered beginning June 3. Local shelters receiving the kits include:

   -- Humane Society of Atlantic County in Atlantic City, N.J.
   -- Big Dog Rescue Ranch in Wellington, Fla.
   -- Humane Society of North Texas in Fort Worth, Texas
   -- Animal Aid USA/Miracle Ranch in Williamston, N.J.
   -- Tri County Humane Society in Boca Raton, Fla.
   -- Stanislaus Animal Services Agency (SASA) in Modesto, Calif.

All new pledges received from now until June 30, 2013 will benefit additional shelters, including:

   -- Bergen County Animal Shelter and Adoption Center in Teterboro, N.J.
   -- Guardians of Rescue in Smithtown, N.Y.
   -- Animal Foundation in Las Vegas, Nev.
   -- Five Acres Animal Shelter in St. Charles, Mo.

Each Pet Health Kit, estimated at a total retail value of $50, featuring the most popular Sergeant’s products designed to keep pets healthy:

   -- Sergeant's Fur-So-Fresh Whiff Shampoo
   -- PurLuv Sizzlin' Strips
   -- SENTRY Petrodex Dental Kit
   -- SENTRY Calming Collar for dogs with Good Behavior pheromone technology (helping pets to become more calm in shelters, and therefore
 potentially more adoptable.
   -- Sergeant's Vetscription Joint-Eze Plus

“Research shows that people with dogs or cats live longer, healthier and happier lives,” says Dr. Robin Ganzert, president and chief executive officer of American Humane Association. “With these Pet Health Kits, we are hoping the newly adopted dogs will also go on to live long lives with all the tools they need for proper health.”

For more information about the emBARK on Pet Health campaign, including pet health tips and how you can take the pledge, check this out – here.

It’s impressive how American Humane is really reaching out to shelters, and will more than just ‘feel good,’ thanks to Sergeant’s Pet Care.