Invisible Fence® Brand Announces Winners of Fourth Annual From Shelter to Forever Home National Giving Contest
The Invisible Fence® brand donates $10,000 to help keep pets in their forever homes as part of their fourth annual From Shelter to Forever Home giving contest
Knoxville, Tenn., October 24, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Invisible Fence® brand held its fourth annual From Shelter to Forever Home national giving contest. The mission of this contest was to raise awareness about lost animals. The contest kicked off on July 1, in honor of National Lost Pet Prevention Month. As a pioneer in the pet containment industry, Invisible fence asked the community to unite around this cause.
Lost Pet Awareness
According to the American Humane Association, approximately ten million dogs and cats are lost in the United States each year (American Humane).
Through the Shelter Donation Contest at Forever Home, the goal of the Invisible Fence brand was to raise awareness of how you can reduce the number of missing animals and help increase return to shelter owner rates. Throughout July and August, the public was invited to nominate their local animal shelter for a chance to win a grand prize of $10,000, offered on behalf of Invisible Fence. The shelter or rescue with the most nominations will win the cash donation. This year included a second raffle prize, allowing more shelters to help lost animals in their communities.
“We are delighted to have been able to host our fourth annual From Shelter to Forever Home donation contest again this year,” said Ed Hoyt, Vice President and General Manager of the Invisible Fence® brand. “We were able to connect and engage with over 2,000 shelters nationwide. Their hard work supporting local pets is recognized and greatly appreciated.
Thousands of shelter and relief organizations across the United States rallied for the nominations and the votes are finally here! With over 30,000 nominations and shelters from 50 different states, it was no easy race. After two months of nominating shelters and raising awareness for lost animals, the winners have finally been named.
Coming in second place, the shelter that will receive the $3,000 donation is Berkeley Animal Center at Moncks Corner, South Carolina. Their mission is to ensure that all animals in their care are treated with dignity and respect while finding safe and loving homes for life. In 2020 alone, more than 5,600 animals – from dogs and cats to rabbits, horses, goats, chickens, etc. – were brought to the Animal Center to receive the necessary shelter and care.
Finally, the big winner who will receive $10,000 is The Animal Pad in San Diego, California. The Animal Pad is a nonprofit all-breed dog rescue that focuses on rescuing dogs from high-mortality shelters and the streets of Southern California and Mexico. Their goal is to build, operate and maintain a no-kill animal sanctuary that provides animals with necessary veterinary care, foster homes, rehabilitation and adoptions into loving homes.
Prevent lost pets before they get lost
In addition to running this contest to raise awareness of lost pets, Invisible Fence is also a resource for pet owners to discover tips, products, and solutions that help prevent their pets from escaping. Since 1973, Invisible Fence has protected over 3,000,000 cats and dogs with their outdoor containment solutions, including traditional containment systems, Boundary Plus® technology and GPS satellite technology.
“Our 50 years of expertise and proprietary technology is just part of what makes the Invisible Fence the safest and most secure wireless dog fence on the market,” Hoyt said. “It’s the Perfect Start™ Plus training protocol approved by our animal behaviorists that ensures a secure, stress-free fit so your pets learn their limits and are confident in the yard.”
Taking preventative measures like installing an invisible fence system and recovery measures like microchipping and ID tags are the best ways to keep your pet within safe boundaries and live happily at home.
Invisible Fence asks the community to continue to spread awareness of what you can do to prevent the loss of dogs and cats in your community. Visit the Invisible fence blog for tips on how to keep your pets from getting lost. For more information about Invisible Fence, call (800) 578-3647 or visit InvisibleFence.com. Follow the Invisible Fence brand on Facebook.
About Invisible Fence® Mark
Invisible Fence pioneered the pet containment industry in 1973, on a mission to provide safe boundaries inside and outside the home. The Radio Systems Corporation®-owned company primarily sells pet containment, avoidance and access solutions in the United States and Canada. In addition to offering award-winning products like Boundary Plus® Technology, Authorized Dealers offer professional installation, Perfect Start™ Plus training, and integrated solutions that have protected more than three million pets to date. Invisible Fence also founded the Project Breathe™ program in 2006, donating over 32,000 pet oxygen masks to fire departments and first responders. For more information about Invisible Fence or to find a local dealer, visit InvisibleFence.com or follow the company on Facebook.
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