ASHEVILLE, N.C. (August 27, 2013) – Dog Tag Art, makers of high-quality pet ID tags, announced their new donation program to benefit no-kill animal shelters. The company picked two of their favorite no-kill shelters: the local Asheville-based shelter Brother Wolf, and the national animal welfare organization Best Friends Animal Society. Dog Tag Art customers who are interested in donating to either of these organizations can choose between $2, $5, or $10 donations when they purchase their custom pet ID tag at dogtagart.com, with Dog Tag Art matching the donations dollar for dollar.
It is estimated that between 2 and 4 million animals are euthanized in shelters across the United States each year. That’s more than 9,000 dogs and cats being put down every day, a disturbing fact that troubles the custom pet ID tag makers, and their loyal community of customers and fans.
“In thinking about how we could best support shelter animals, we knew we could count on our community to help out,” said Dog Tag Art owner and president, Jack Carrier. “Dog Tag Art customers are an extremely caring, passionate group of animal lovers, and, together, we can make a difference.”
Dog Tag Art pet ID tags are guaranteed for life, and with this new donation program, they’re working to save the lives of shelter animals, at the local and national level.
“This option has been extremely popular with our customers and we are seeing a lot of donations come in on a daily basis,” said Russ Barker, Operations Director for Dog Tag Art. In just the first few weeks of the new donation program, Dog Tag Art has managed to raise $200 for Brother Wolf, and over $400 for Best Friends Animal Society by matching the generosity of their customers.
“We are extremely thankful to Dog Tag Art for helping to raise awareness and funds for homeless pets. It is the generosity of companies like Dog Tag Art that will allow Best Friends Animal Society to accomplish its mission of No More Homeless Pets,” said Chris Perry, Development Officer for Corporate Partners at Best Friends Animal Society.
Best Friends Animal Society is the only national nonprofit animal welfare organization focused exclusively on ending the killing of dogs and cats in America’s shelters. An authority and leader in the no-kill movement for more than 30 years, they run the nation’s largest no-kill sanctuary for companion animals at regional centers in Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, and New York.
Not far from Dog Tag Art headquarters is Brother Wolf–the largest no-kill rescue and adoption center in Western North Carolina, and the second largest in the state. Their Behavioral Counseling and Youth Education programs help promote a better understanding of, and respect for, companion animals.
“I think it’s wonderful that Dog Tag Art customers are supporting Brother Wolf and that Dog Tag Art itself is matching these customer donations,” said Denise Bitz, founder and Executive Director of Brother Wolf. “Customers love when there is an opportunity to give back to animal welfare organizations, and we’ll use the donations to help pay for the hefty medical bills we incur on a monthly basis.”
“The animal-loving community of Asheville is just like one big extended family. Everyone looks out for each other, their pets, and the welfare of animals all over. We love to support local and think that Dog Tag Art makes great pet ID tags,” Bitz added.
Dog Tag Art hopes to raise as much money as possible for Brother Wolf and Best Friends Animal Society, and will feature the checkout donation program for the foreseeable future.
About Dog Tag Art
Dog Tag Art makes high-quality personalized pet ID tags featuring a sturdy recycled steel core and permanent graphics. The company was founded by owner Jack Carrier, to ensure the safe return of his beloved wandering Chocolate Lab, Maggie. Dog Tag Art has been featured on Regis and Kelly, as well as in The New York Post, Dog Fancy, and in several other publications. To request custom dog tags for therapy dogs and rescue animals, visit http://www.dogtagart.com/contact.
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