Pet Adoption Site Turns Facebook Fans Into Donations for Animal Shelters With Ultimate Goal of Raising $100,000
OAKVILLE, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 15, 2011) - Pethealth Inc. (TSX:PTZ) — Save a Life with a "Like"! It's a simple message with a powerful impact. To raise awareness about homeless pets in shelters, adoptable search site Petango.com has pledged to "Save a Life with a Like" by donating $1 to animal shelters for every "Like" its Facebook fan page receives, up to $100,000. Since launching the campaign over 30,000 animal lovers have joined the cause, raising over $30,000 that will go to various Petango-partner animal shelters across North America in the effort to help homeless pets find homes, like Winnie, a Pit Bull Terrier mix.
Described as a "people pleaser," Winnie is a calm, sweet-tempered girl looking for an equally companionable adopter to take her home. Since arriving at Austin Pets Alive! Winnie has participated in onsite training, demonstrating excellent manners and an eagerness to learn. Despite the rough road behind her, she has always greeted every visitor with a wagging tail.
"When it comes to rescuing homeless pets every dollar counts," says Dr. Ellen Jefferson, Executive Director of Austin Pets Alive! "Petango's Facebook campaign offers a wonderful opportunity for pet lovers everywhere to make a real difference in the lives of animals in need with a simple click of a mouse. So if you're on Facebook and love pets, why not take a moment and 'Save a Life with a Like'?"
Pet lovers and first-time visitors to the Petango.com fan page can learn more about the campaign by watching the Save a Life with a Like video and join the cause with a click of the mouse. Fans of the page can interact with daily posts of adoptable pets, share their own pets, and participate in weekly contests for pet prizes.
"With over 300 average daily Likes the response to our campaign has been incredible," says Susan Arts, Vice President of Marketing at Pethealth Inc. "People are passionate about the welfare of homeless animals, and I'm confident that pet lovers will help us reach our $100,000 goal before the end of this year."
Beginning in June, Petango will update their fans on how donations from the Save a Life with a Like campaign are helping homeless pets. To Like Petango's Facebook fan page, pet lovers can visit www.facebook.com/petango.
About Petango.com and ThePetangoStore.com
Petango.com is the only adoptable search site that exclusively uses live animal data feeds from over 1,620 animal welfare organizations and offers a wide range of content-rich options for potential adopters, shelters and anyone who wants to learn more about pet adoption. It is the one-stop destination for anyone looking to adopt a pet from an animal welfare organization and participate in an interactive, social networking pet lovers' community in North America. ThePetangoStore.com is the place to shop for pets and help save homeless pets with a percentage of every purchase donated back to the animal shelter of the shopper's choice. The Petango Store offers a full range of discounted pet medications and pet supplies, including brand names such as Frontline, Advantage, Heartgard and K9 Advantix.