Connect with us

Press Releases

Oxbow Animal Health Announces 2019 Rescue Grant Winners

Recipient organizations will receive funding and donations totalling nearly $25,000.

mm

Published

on

(PRESS RELEASE) Oxbow Animal Health has announced the recipients of its 2019 Oxbow Animal Health Rescue Grants. The 10 recipient organizations will receive funding and donations totalling nearly $25,000 for a variety of projects and programs that benefit the welfare of small animals throughout the United States and Canada. Grant winners are chosen for excellence in the areas of educational outreach, public awareness, and project impact.

The 2019 Oxbow Rescue Grant Recipients are:

  • Toronto Humane Society – Toronto, Ontario
  • The Rabbit Haven – Scotts Valley, CA
  • The Raptor Trust – Millington, NJ
  • Minnesota Pocket Pet Rescue – St. Paul, MN
  • Bunnies and Beyond – New York, NY
  • Arizona Animal Welfare League – Phoenix, AZ
  • Second Chance Wildlife Center – Mount Washington, KY
  • Hops-A-Lot Rabbit Rescue – Haines City, FL
  • Central Missouri Humane Society – Columbia, MO
  • The Bunny Bunch – Montclair, CA

“On behalf of the entire Oxbow family, it is my honor to congratulate the 2019 Oxbow Rescue Grant recipients,” said John Miller, president and founder of Oxbow Animal Health. “Small animal rescue organizations and wildlife rehabilitators are the guardian angels of animals in need and Oxbow is humbled to support the work of these amazing organizations,”

“We are thrilled beyond belief at being chosen as recipients of a 2019 Oxbow Rescue Grant,” said Ronald Haley, president of Hops-A-Lot Rabbit Rescue in Haines City, FL. “This grant will allow us to purchase and provide a shed/barn for the rabbits to be housed in while waiting for forever homes (we currently rely on foster homes only). We were afraid this would be an impossible goal for a small rescue such as ours. Now, we will be able to help the community with greater rescue efforts. Thank you for such incredible generosity!”

“The Toronto Humane Society is thrilled to have won a $1,500 grant from Oxbow Animal Health,” said Stephanie Ratcliff, development manager for corporate partnerships. “We care for a variety of small animals every year, such as rabbits, mice, gerbils, Guinea pigs, and many more. This product donation will go a long way in helping us make sure they are all comfortable, well fed, happy, and enriched while they wait to find their forever homes.”

“At 6,002 bird admits, 2018 was a record-breaker for The Raptor Trust,” said Ashlee Adams, director of development. “Food costs for so many injured and orphaned wild birds comprised 69 percent of our total bird rehabilitation budget. Quality food is important, not only because it provides high-protein nourishment, but it also helps teach the young how to survive on their own in the wild. It is critical to our mission. On behalf of all of us at The Raptor Trust, we are very grateful to Oxbow Animal Health for their help in our wildlife conservation efforts.”

Advertisement

“Bunny Bunch Rabbit Rescue is ecstatic about receiving the 2019 Oxbow grant,” said Caroline Charland, president and founder. We are currently seeking donations for a building to open our third location “Bunny Bunch Los Angeles” so we will have a place in Los Angeles County for rescue, adoption and education. Many more lives will be saved. Thank you, Oxbow!

“The Rabbit Haven is thrilled to receive a $1,000 grant award from Oxbow’s Rescue Grant Program,” said Heather Bechtel, founder and director. “We plan to put the $1,000.00 in products to use by stocking our 70-plus foster sites with Critical care and other products needed to care for our rabbits. We are 100 percent foster based. Thank you to Oxbow Animal Health.”

Applications for the 2020 Oxbow Rescue Grants will be accepted from June 1 through Aug. 31, 2020, for small animal rescue and rehabilitation projects throughout the United States and Canada.

oxbowanimalhealth.com

Advertisement

FEATURED VIDEO

Pet Sustainability Coalition

Pet Sustainability Coalition Presents: Critical Sustainability Strategies for Retailers

This webinar, held on November 7, 2019, is the second in a series from PSC discussing how retailers can establish sustainable practices in their business. Moderated by PSC’s Andrea Czobor, the webinar unveils data behind the increasing consumer demand for sustainable products, what retailers have to gain from connecting with these purpose driven consumers, and a new PSC program that makes finding these products easier for retailers.

Promoted Headlines

Press Releases

Earth Animal Donates $25K to Food Bank

The 2019 effort resulted in a $25,000 donation.

mm

Published

on

(PRESS RELEASE) Since 1979, Earth Animal has been on the path of offering kindness, healing and support to animals, people and the Earth. For the past 12 years from Oct. 1 to Dec. 31, Earth Animal’s Mitten Project has offered support to the Connecticut Food Bank’s Child Hunger Impact Program (CHIP) through various fundraising opportunities.

The 2019 effort resulted in a $25,000 donation.

Dog-Loving UPS Driver’s Facebook Page Becomes a Viral Sensation (Video)
Headlines

Dog-Loving UPS Driver’s Facebook Page Becomes a Viral Sensation (Video)

Video: Dog Gets Stuck in Tree, Has to Be Rescued by 911
Headlines

Video: Dog Gets Stuck in Tree, Has to Be Rescued by 911

Video: Bush Service Dog Honored with Life-Size Statue — Take a Look
Headlines

Video: Bush Service Dog Honored with Life-Size Statue — Take a Look

CHIP (formerly the Back Pack Project) offers school-based children fresh food for entire families over the weekend with the hope of getting all children healthy and ready to learn at school each Monday morning. The program is offered in Connecticut at 19 school sites, serves more than 2,319 children and 1,955 families each weekend during the school year.

Earth Animal invited local businesses and partners to participate. In addition, the company also had its first Merry Mitten Day event at its flagship retail store in Westport, gained support with local dog-friendly breweries during Octoberfest, offered a holiday “Sip & Shop” in Southport at J. McLaughlin, promoted the mission at a gala event at the Black Rock Yacht Club, plus an adoption event with Adopt-A- Dog at Half Full Brewery in Stamford, CT.

“Every year the number of families with food needs in Connecticut increases and as a company whose mission is to enhance quality of life for all Earth’s animals, we feel it’s our responsibility to support our community. It is our pleasure to match every penny donated during our Mitten Project,” says Susan Goldstein, co-founder of Earth Animal. “We are so happy to see the fundraising efforts increase each year. We raised $12,695. And, with Earth Animal’s match, our final donation to the CT Food Bank was $25,390 making it our largest donation yet.”

Earth Animal thanks its partners in the fundraiser: Adopt-A-Dog, Allied Printing Services, Anthony Musto Law Firm, Ash Creek, Black Rock Yacht Club and its members, Caitlyn Salon Studio, Choice Pet, Coldwell Banker, Fabicare Dry Cleaners, Flipside Restaurant, Friendly Cleaners, Grand Design Nails, Green Field Hill Groomers, Half Full Brewery, Inform Inc., J. McLaughlin- Southport, KL & Sam, Lachat Holiday Farmer’s Market, La Moda, Millie Raes, Paul Harris of Cole Harris Architects, Styles, Trinity Church, Trumbull, CT, The Beer’d Brewing Co., Tusk, UPS Store-Westport, and Westport Hardware.

earthanimal.com

Continue Reading

Press Releases

Global Pet Expo and Pet Store Pro Offer Free Webinar for Retailers

It takes place on Wednesday, Jan. 29 at 10 a.m. Eastern.

mm

Published

on

(PRESS RELEASE) The latest installment in a series of free webinars hosted by Global Pet Expo and Pet Store Pro will prepare you to make the most of your attendee experience atGlobal Pet Expo in February. This free webinar, presented by Curt Jacques, West Lebanon Feed & Supply, takes place on Wednesday, Jan. 29 at 10 a.m. Eastern.

It will cover:

  • Show pre-planning strategies to add maximum opportunities for growth in your store.
  • How to “reverse engineer” your buying directives. Don’t just bring back new products to your store, but collect new ideas that will help build loyalty and sales.
  • More tips on adding value of attending Global Pet Expo.
  • How networking gives you the Inside track and helps you avoid being stuck on the “outside.”
  • Educational opportunities at the Global Pet Expo Academy.
  • The financial impact of selecting the right employees to attend Global with you.

Jacques is the president/owner of West Lebanon Feed & Supply (2013 Global Pet Retail Excellence Award Winner) and Retail Mechanics Business Consulting. With more than 40 years of sales and marketing experience in the pet and animal industry, Jacques is well versed in the world of retail/wholesale from numerous vantage points. Known in the industry as a forward-thinking entrepreneur who challenges the paradigm with his fresh, out-of-the-box approach, Jacques has garnered attention from business leaders across the country and he has been repeatedly called upon to consult and assist other companies with their own business-development strategies.

Global Pet Expo (globalpetexpo.org) and Pet Store Pro (petstorepro.com) present a series of free webinars throughout the year to help pet retailers improve their business practices and be more successful. Featuring speakers from the Global Pet Expo Academy in Orlando, these webinars offer expert advice on all aspects of a pet retail business, including marketing, business development, staff training, merchandising, and more. Learn more about upcoming webinars, register and view past webinars at globalpetexpo.org/pida/webinars.asp

Continue Reading

Press Releases

American Pet Products Association Announces Staff Promotions

It has a total of three staff promotions.

mm

Published

on

(PRESS RELEASE) American Pet Products Association CEO Steve King has announced three staff promotions including Tracey Wilson as associate director, special events and meetings, Chris Bonifati as manager, attendee services, and Corinne Stoutenberg as manager, industry relations.

Wilson is responsible for a wide variety of tasks associated with planning and executing Global Pet Expo, including vendor management, coordinating meeting rooms for exhibitors and overseeing the largest new products showcase of any pet industry trade show. Wilson is one of the association’s longest serving employees, having been with APPA since January 2000. She previously served as senior show manager, special events and meetings. Wilson earned her bachelor of science in hotel/restaurant management from the University of New Haven in West Haven, CT, and is a member of the International Association for Exhibition Management, the American Society of Association Executives and the Professional Convention Management Association.

Having previously served as assistant manager, attendee services, Bonifati has been with APPA since February 2015. He manages Global Pet Expo buyer registration, maintains the buyer database, provides indepth attendee analytics, and oversees the attendee qualification process on-site at the trade show. He completed IAEE’s Certified Exhibition Management program in September 2019 and graduated with the certification in December. Bonifati earned his bachelor’s degree from Boston College and is a member of the IAEE Young Professionals.

In her role, Stoutenberg manages APPA board of directors’ engagement and meeting planning, overseeing and executing all meeting functions for board meetings as well as other industry-related initiatives. She also manages Global Pet Expo exhibitor registration, oversees registration logistics on-site at the trade show, and is responsible for the development of Global Pet Expo’s official show directory. Stoutenberg has been with APPA since March 2017, having previously served as associate manager, industry relations. She received her bachelor’s degree from SUNY Purchase College, and is a member of American Society of Association Executives and International Association of Exhibitions and Events.

“We are thrilled to be promoting these three team members that all play integral roles in the continued growth and success of the association and Global Pet Expo,” King said. “We look forward to their future contributions and accomplishments at APPA.”

Continue Reading

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

Subscribe


BULLETINS

Get the most important news
and business ideas from PETS+.

Instagram

This error message is only visible to WordPress admins

Error: API requests are being delayed for this account. New posts will not be retrieved.

There may be an issue with the Instagram Access Token that you are using. Your server might also be unable to connect to Instagram at this time.

Error: No posts found.

Make sure this account has posts available on instagram.com.

Most Popular