Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Greater Good Charities and football player and animal advocate Chris Godwin team up for ‘Shelter Draft 2023’ to help shelter animals get adopted

The campaign will spotlight shelter pets across the country as they transition from underdogs to the most valuable pets.

TOPEKA, Kan., April 24, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — According to Shelter Animal Count, more dogs and cats entered shelters than left last year and the number of animals entering shelters has continued to increase since then. 2020, with large breed dogs representing the majority of admissions.1

In the same way that sports drafts can change the lives of athletes, adoption saves the lives of shelter pets.

To help shelter animals find new homes, Hill’s Pet Nutritiona global leader in science-based animal nutrition, partners with Greater Charitiesa global non-profit organization, football player and pet advocate Chris Godwin For Shelter project 2023.

“Adopting my dog ​​Ziggy not only completed my family, but also fueled my passion for helping shelter animals find their forever homes,” said Godwin, a Shelter project 2023 campaign spokesperson. “In the same way that my life changed that weekend in 2017, I am hopeful that Shelter project 2023 will provide a fresh start for deserving pets. I’m grateful to work with organizations like Hill’s Pet Nutrition and Greater Good Charities because animal welfare is a team sport aimed at achieving victories for animals in need. »

There are multiple ways to participate in the campaign, which is running April 24-30, 2023:

  • Make a donation to support: Hill’s Pet Nutrition will match all donations up to $25,000 providing resources to animal welfare organizations to help shelter animals find homes.
  • Adopt a pet: There has never been a more important time to consider adopting a pet. The campaign encourages people to open their hearts and homes to shelter animals in need.

“Nationwide, shelters are facing pet overpopulation, staffing shortages and veterinarian shortages in this post-pandemic era and report that the current landscape is more difficult than it seems. has been for years, especially for large dogs awaiting adoption,” said Liz Boulanger, CEO of Greater Good Charities. “We hope Shelter Draft 2023 will raise awareness of adoptable shelter animals across the country and help educate communities on how they can support their local shelters during this difficult time.”

Shelter project 2023 will highlight various pets available for adoption at animal welfare organizations across the country, including Arizona Animal Protection League, Cleveland Animal Protection League, Humane Society of Greater Birmingham, Humane Society of Charlotte, Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region, Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) Tampa Bay And Roadside Waifs. Pet parents who adopt one of the “All-Pro Featured Pets” from one of the seven shelters will receive a “signing bonus” of a three-month supply of Hill’s Pet Nutrition products. Check out the first-round picks: greatergood.org/shelter-draft

“While all eyes are on Kansas City “This weekend, as hundreds of thousands of people’s futures will have their futures changed forever, we are proud to shine a new spotlight on the deserving cats and dogs in shelters across the country, who also hope find a new team to live in,” said Nicki Batypresident of Hill’s Pet Nutrition US “As admission rates continue to increase, it is important to use our platform and resources to raise awareness of the importance of pet adoption as we collectively work together to help end pet homelessness.”

To find out more about the Shelter project 2023visit greatergood.org/shelter-draft.

1 Data on the number of shelters 2022

About Hill’s Pet Nutrition
Founded 75 years ago with an unwavering commitment to science-based pet nutrition, Hill’s Pet Nutrition’s mission is to help enrich and extend the special relationships between people and their pets. company. Hill’s is dedicated to pioneering research on dogs and cats based on a scientific understanding of their specific needs. As the leading brand of veterinarian-recommended pet food, knowledge is our first ingredient with more than 220 veterinarians, nutrition doctors and food scientists working to develop breakthrough innovations in pet health. company. Hill’s Prescription Diet therapeutic nutrition as well as our everyday foods, Hill’s Science Diet, Hill’s Healthy Advantage and Hill’s Bioactive Recipe, are sold in veterinary clinics and specialty pet retailers worldwide. For more information about our products and our nutritional philosophy, visit HillsPet.com Or HillsVet.com.

About Charities for the Common Good
Greater Good Charities is a global 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization working to help people, pets and the planet by responding to need and amplifying good. Greater Good Charities, with a rating of 100/100 on Charity Browserhas provided more than $575 million in impact, including cash grants, in-kind supplies and programmatic support, to charitable partners in 121 countries since 2007. Learn more about how Greater Good Charities amplifies good across the world, please visit Greatergood.org or follow Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Youtube And Tic Tac.

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