Our annual Pet Appreciation Week (P.A.W.) event took place from September 17th through September 21st. Tractor Supply Co. celebrated our furry friends with five days of savings, plus a special one-day main event in stores Saturday September 20th. We had a lot of participation on Facebook this year and a large number of photos were posted. Here are just a few as previews. If you'd like to see them all visit the photo album on Facebook by clicking here.
Rescue Your Rescue
We gave away a total of $25,000 to local pet rescues! After all the voting was in, Heart of Phoenix Equine Rescue won the $10,000 grand prize. Here are the ten contest winners:
1st: Heart of Phoenix Equine Rescue, INC — $10,000
2nd: Rikki's Refuge — $5,000
3rd: S.N.A.R.R Animal Rescue Northeast — $3,500
4th: Carolina Waterfowl Rescue — $2,000
5th: Friends Fur Change — $1,500
6th: It Takes a Village Canine Rescue — $1,000
7th: Heath's Haven — $800
8th: Phoenix Animal Rescue — $650
9th: Satchel's Last Resort Animal Shelter/Sanctuary — $350
10th: Blackhat Humane Society — $200
You can see their stories, by clicking here and then choosing "View Entries.
Home of 348,649 adoptable pets from 13,090 adoption groups.
Petfinder is an online, searchable database of animals who need homes. It is also a directory of over 13,000 animal shelters and adoption organizations across the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Organizations maintain their own home pages and available-pet databases. Its mission is to use Internet technology and the resources it can generate to increase public awareness of the availability of high-quality adoptable pets, increase the overall effectiveness of pet adoption programs across North America to the extent that the euthanasia of adoptable pets is eliminated, and elevate the status of pets to that of family member. From the comfort of their personal computers, pet lovers can search for a pet that best matches their needs. They can then reference a shelter's web page and discover what services it offers. Petfinder also includes discussion forums, a pet-care resource directory and a library of free pet-care articles to help keep pets in their homes.
Pet Training and Safety Quick Guides
During P.A.W., we posted some pet training and safety quick-guides to our Facebook page from Pinterest. Here are previews. If you'd like to save a PDF file copy on your computer, the links are below the viewer.