INNOVACYN NAMES WINNERS OF THE “VETERICYN LOVES ANIMALS” CHARITY CONTEST
– Five Animal Non-Profits Win a Year’s Supply of Wound and Skin Care Products –
RIALTO, Calif, Nov. 14, 2012 – Innovacyn, the makers of Vetericyn animal wound and skin care products, today announced the winners of the company’s second annual “Vetericyn Loves Animals” online charity contest. The five non-profit organizations who received the most votes and each won a year’s supply of Vetericyn products are: Prince Fluffy Kareem; The Wildlife Aid Foundation; 832 Canine’s Deputy Dogs; Hedgehog Bottom; and All Vegas Horses’ Local Equine Assistance Network.
A total of 113 groups were nominated on the Vetericyn web site. Voting took place for three weeks on the Vetericyn Facebook page, with more than 16,000 votes coming in for the charities. In addition to winning a year’s supply of product, the five organizations also received prizes from contest supporters World Vets, Clinton Anderson’s Downunder Horsemanship, and Cesar Millan.
“The diversity of winners really underscores the wide-ranging needs of animals around the world. Vetericyn is thrilled that our products will be used to help everything from camels in Egypt to bloodhounds for law enforcement to wild hedgehogs in England,” said Tabitha Cromer, marketing communications manager for Innovacyn.
In addition, Vetericyn has offered to send a case of wound and skin care products to each of the 113 nominated charities. “Every one of the organizations that was nominated is doing critical work to help animals. We salute the selfless volunteers that keep these groups going, and are happy to provide Vetericyn products to support them as they work to improve the health and lives of animals,” said Cromer.
About the Winners
Prince Fluffy Kareem (http://www.princefluffykareem.com) helps the working horses, donkeys and camels in the Pyramid region of Cairo, Egypt. Named after a grey stallion the organization rescued, Prince Fluffy Kareem was founded in 2011 and provides medical treatment and food to hundreds of equines.
The Wildlife Aid Foundation (http://www.wildlifeaid.org.uk/) is dedicated to the rescue, care and rehabilitation of sick, injured and orphaned wild animals. Established in 1980, the charity’s veterinary hospital in Surrey, England, deals with more than 20,000 wildlife emergencies every year. Wildlife Aid’s policy is to return every patient to the wild once they have recovered.
Based in Inverness, Florida, 832 K-9’s Deputy Dogs (http://www.deputydogs.org/) provides law enforcement with exceptional bloodhounds trained for police work, at little or no cost. Deputy Dogs breeds, raises and trains registered bloodhounds, and provides training for the new handler, creating an effective team able to locate missing persons and evading suspects.
Hedgehog Bottom (http://www.hedgehog-rescue.org.uk), located in Thatcham, England, is a small charity hospital and rehabilitation center for wild hedgehogs. The group cares for sick, injured and orphaned hedgehogs, and releases all animals deemed capable of surviving in the wild.
All Vegas Horses’ Local Equine Assistance Network (http://www.allvegashorses.com/news/what-is-lean) provides foster housing, feed and medical care for abandoned, seized or surrendered horses in Southern Nevada. Each volunteer foster stable takes care of a single horse until a suitable adoptive home is found.
Vetericyn provides immediate-acting, one-step wound and skin care products for animals. The sprays and gels are non-toxic, steroid-free, antibiotic-free, and do not contain alcohol or tea tree oils. Vetericyn doesn’t harm healthy tissue and is safe for use on all animal species of all ages.
Vetericyn products are available: in pet stores nationwide, including Petco; at feed and tack stores; via licensed veterinarians; and through the company’s network of distributors.
About Innovacyn Inc.
Based in Rialto, Calif., Innovacyn Inc. is a privately held company that provides premier human and animal healthcare products based on advanced scientific research. For more information about Innovacyn, visit www.innovacyn.com. To learn more about Innovacyn’s products for the human market, visit www.puracyn.com, and for animals, visit www.vetericyn.com. All Innovacyn products are made in the U.S.A.
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