Monday, August 10, 2015

The Humane Society is Getting $5k (and 50,000 Meals) Thanks to Your Votes

Posted By on Mon, Aug 10, 2015 at 7:00 AM

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Remember a few weeks back when I told you to go vote for Tucson as the "Top City for Pets." Well, thanks for listening! We won! And now the Humane Society of Southern Arizona is getting some cash! Woo!

PetSmart’s Pet360.com hosted its first "Pet Parents’ Choice Awards." Based on user votes, Tucson took the top spot in the “Top City for Pets” category.

Here's what Pet360.com had to say:

Sporting 30 pet-friendly restaurants, six off-leash parks and 90 pet-friendly hotels, the Arizona city outpaced the other nominees – Austin, Charleston, Portland and Seattle. The win features a $5,000 dollar donation to the Humane Society of Southern Arizona, as well as 50,000 meals gifted by Natural Balance help feed the local shelter’s dogs and cats, all of whom are looking for a loving home. As second runner-up, Austin and its Austin Pets Alive shelter will also receive similar donation of 50,000 meals. 

“With this win, Tucson residents have not only demonstrated their enthusiasm for their city, but for the love of their pets,” said Wendy Toth, Editor-in-Chief, Pet360.com.
Awh. We do love our pets.

If celebrating our local pet love isn't enough for you, here are the other category winners from the competition: 

“Celebrity Pet Advocate of the Year”
  •  Ricky Gervais
“Best Commercial Starring Pets”
· “Amateur Pet Photographer of the Year”
Professional Pet Photographer of the Year
Top New Technology for Pets
Best Viral Pet Video
Pet Hero of the Year
Most Heartwarming Adoption
Most Inspiring Rescue

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