A Note From President, Bob Vetere
I am pleased to share that the new PLC Giving Network in partnership with GreaterGood.org and Rescue Bank is now LIVE! In essence, the portal helps maximize assistance from our generous pet care community such as yourselves, to animal shelters, sanctuaries and rescue groups across the country.
Our portal is easy to use and ensures that your donated supplies and other critical resources get to where they are needed most. GreaterGood.org is prepared to field your donations and efficiently and effectively distribute pet care items.
While the portal has already proven to be instrumental in states of emergency, such as the case in the current aftermath of Hurricane Florence, a continuing need exists in our animal shelters. The portal was designed to support ongoing shelter needs year-round as well.
We’ll be sending out additional information to our members about use of the portal as well as material to help share this information with your industry contacts and spread the word about our newest online resource. Together, we can help save more animals across the nation. Thank you for your support!
Pet Leadership Council Honors Members of Congress at Pet Night on Capitol Hill
At the annual Pet Night on Capitol Hill, which was held in Washington, D.C. in Sept., several members of Congress were recognized as “Pets’ Best Friend” by the Pet Leadership Council (PLC), for their efforts on behalf of companion animals and those who serve and support them.
The American Kennel Club Announces 2018 Breeder of The Year Group Honorees
The American Kennel Club ® (AKC ® ) is pleased to recognize breeding programs from the Sporting, Hound, Working, Terrier, Toy, Non – Sporting and Herding groups as 2018 AKC Breeder of the Year group honorees.
A Survey Tracked Cat Owners' Behavior To See Just How Obsessed With Cats They Really Are
The rivalry between cat people and dog people is a tale as old as time. It’s truly a house divided: we all share the common thread of loving our pets and appreciating adorable animals, but we’ll defend the species we prefer with everything we have.
The Winds of Change
As 2019 approaches, several critical matters — from the Fairness to Pet Owners Act to opioid abuse to telemedicine — remain unresolved.
Dive into Aquatic Experience
“Immerse yourself” in the exciting underwater world of aquatics at Aquatic Experience 2018, taking place October 19-21, in Secaucus, New Jersey.
AVMA Supports N.C. Hurricane Relief Efforts
The American Veterinary Medical Association and its charitable arm are rallying behind North Carolina veterinarians affected by Hurricane Florence. The American Veterinary Medical Foundation has donated $10,000 to the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Foundation and $10,000 to Friends of the NCVMA Foundation.
Petmate® Announces National Fetch Day™
On the 20th anniversary of the hugely popular Chuckit! Launcher, Petmate, the worldwide leader of solutions and excellence in the pet industry providing fun trusted, quality products to enhance the lives of pets and their families, announces the founding of National Fetch Day™.
President Named for Pet Industry Distributors Association
The Pet Industry Distributors Association has named Celeste Powers as its president. She will begin her tenure as the association’s chief staff executive on Nov. 5. Powers will succeed Steve King, who departs PIDA in early January to assume the role of CEO of the American Pet Products Association.
APPA Keeps Pets in Mind for Healthy Aging Month
In observance of Healthy Aging Month, the American Pet Products Association (APPA) expresses the importance of healthy aging for our pets too, not just ourselves.
Zoetis Congratulates the Winners of the 2018 American Humane Hero Dog Awards®, and the American Humane Hero Veterinarian and Veterinary Nurse Awards™
Zoetis, a proud ongoing sponsor of the American Humane Hero Dog Awards®, recognizes and celebrates all of the winners – both four-legged and two-legged – honored at the awards’ eighth annual gala in Beverly Hills, California.
As Animal-Assisted Therapy Thrives, Enter the Cats
In her first bout with breast cancer, Kate Benjamin got by with a lumpectomy and radiation. The second time was far more grueling: a 14-hour double mastectomy in November, followed by an eight-week course of chemotherapy that ended in May.