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Hartz company has announced a “Back to School” photo contest aimed at supporting the health and well-being of classroom pets across the country.

Hartz will be encouraging teachers, parents, and children to post images of their classroom’s pets on the Hartz Facebook page including a story of how the animals play a role in the educational environment. According to Hartz, the classroom, is one of the best ways for teachers to educate kids about responsibility and compassion. In a release, Hartz revealed that many studies have shown that classroom pets tend to decrease tension in the classroom and give children a common goal to work toward.

Once the photo and story have been submitted, all entries will be automatically entered into the contest. The grand prize is a package containing a $250 American Express gift card and a Hartz® gift basket of pet product goodies for the classroom pet or to put toward the adoption of one. Four runner-ups will also win a $150 American Express gift card and a gift basket.

Hartz has been in business for over 85 years and offers pet products for a variety of species, needs, age, weight, and lifestyle. Hartz® offers over 1,500 products, with products catered to dogs, cats, parakeets, canaries, parrots, cockatiels, finches, goldfish, tropical fish, reptiles, ferrets, chinchillas, guinea pigs, hamsters and rabbits.

Interested parties may learn more at The Hartz® Back To School Contest website.

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