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

The campaign will spotlight shelter pets across the country as they transition from Underdog to Most Valuable Pet

TOPEKA, Kan., April 24, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — According to Shelter Animal Count, more than 90,000 dogs and cats entered shelters compared to leaving last year, and the number of animals entering shelters has continued to increase since 2020, with dogs of large size representing the majority of sockets.1

Similar to how sports drafts can be life-changing for athletes, adoption is life-saving for shelter pets.

To help shelter animals find new homes, Hill’s Pet Nutritionworld leader in science-led animal nutrition, is partnering with Major benefitsa global non-profit, football player and pet advocate Chris Godwin For Shelter project 2023.

“Adopting my dog ​​Ziggy has not only completed my family, but it has also fueled my passion for helping shelter pets find their forever homes,” said Godwin, a Shelter project 2023 campaign spokesperson. “In the same way my life changed this weekend of 2017, I hope the Shelter project 2023 it will provide new beginnings for deserving pets. I am grateful to work with organizations like Hill’s Pet Nutrition and Greater Good Charities because animal welfare is a team sport of winning wins for animals in need.”

There are several ways to get involved in the campaign, which runs April 24-30, 2023:

  • Donate to support: Hill’s Pet Nutrition will match all donations up to $25,000 provide 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 experiencing pet overpopulation, understaffing, and vets in this post-pandemic era and report the current landscape is more challenging than it has been in years, especially for large dogs. waiting to be adopted,” he said. Lisa Baker, CEO of Greater Good Charities. “Our hope is that Shelter Draft 2023 will bring awareness to adoptable pets across the country and help educate communities about how they can support their local shelters during this challenging time.”

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

“While all eyes are on Kansas City This weekend, as hundreds of thousands of people see their futures changed forever, we’re proud to shine another light on deserving cats and dogs in shelters across the country, who are also hopeful of finding a new team to call home. “, he has declared Nicki BatyPresident of Hill’s Pet Nutrition US “As recruitment rates continue to rise, it’s important to use our platform and resources to raise awareness of the importance of pet adoption as we work together to help end the condition of homeless”.

Read more about Shelter project 2023visit greatgood.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-driven pet nutrition, Hill’s Pet Nutrition is on a mission to help enrich and lengthen the special relationships between people and their pets. Hill’s is dedicated to pioneering research for dogs and cats using a scientific understanding of their unique needs. As the leading brand of vet-recommended pet foods, knowledge is our first ingredient with over 220 veterinarians, Ph.D. nutritionists and food scientists working to develop breakthrough innovations in pet health. Hill’s Prescription Diet Therapeutic Nutrition plus our daily foods, Hill’s Science Diet, Hill’s Healthy Advantage and Hill’s Bioactive Recipe, are sold at veterinary clinics and pet specialty stores worldwide. For more information about our products and nutritional philosophy, visit HillsPet.com or HillsVet.com.

About Greater Good Charities
Greater Good Charities is a global 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that works to help people, pets and the planet by mobilizing in response to need and amplifying good. Greater Good Charities, with a 100/100 rating on Charity Navigatorhas 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 is amplifying good across the world, visit greatgood.org or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and TikTok.

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