Tuesday, August 7, 2012

GOOD and Purina ONE® beyOnd® Brand Dog and Cat Food Invites the Public to Vote for the Most Innovative Animal Shelter to Receive a $10,000 Grant

I am one of the members of the Purina Cat Blogger Panel and have agreed to share this information for them:

The two organizations have teamed up to host the Shine a Light on a Shelter challenge highlighting an animal shelter doing great work;
Voting begins today through August 20, 2012 at 12 p.m. PST.
  Purina ONE® beyOnd® brand dog and cat food and GOOD believes everyone can make a positive difference when it comes to enriching the lives of shelter pets and helping them find forever homes. In the Shine a Light on a Shelter challenge, Purina ONE® beyOnd® and GOOD are inviting the public to vote for the most innovative animal shelter working to change the perception of shelter pets. The shelter with the most votes receives a $10,000 grant.
The following top 40 shelters have been nominated by the public and are finalists to receive the grant:
  • Animal House Shelter, Huntley, Ill.: http://purina.maker.good.is/projects/weneedtowin
  • Animal Welfare League, Oak Lawn, Ill.: http://purina.maker.good.is/projects/sshan004
  • Atlanta Humane Society, Atlanta, Ga.: http://purina.maker.good.is/projects/atlantahumane
  • BARC Shelter, Brooklyn, N.Y.: http://purina.maker.good.is/projects/BARCshelter
  • Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, Kanab, Utah: http://purina.maker.good.is/projects/BestFriends
  • Boulder Humane Society, Boulder, Colo.: http://purina.maker.good.is/projects/bhs
  • Bristol Animal Shelter, Manchester, N.H.: http://purina.maker.good.is/projects/BristolAnimalShelter
  • Camden County Animal Shelter, Cinnaminson, N.J.: http://purina.maker.good.is/projects/UniqueVolunteers
  • Canyon County Animal Shelter, Nampa, Idaho: http://purina.maker.good.is/projects/CCAS
  • Central Vermont Humane Society Animal Shelter, Barre, Vt.: http://purina.maker.good.is/projects/Jackie
  • Companion Animal Alliance of Baton Rouge, Baton Rouge, La.: http://purina.maker.good.is/projects/zezebelcoleman
  • Dallas Animal Services, Dallas, Texas: http://purina.maker.good.is/projects/DallasAnimalServices
  • Dogs for the Deaf, Central Point, Ore.: http://purina.maker.good.is/projects/DogsfortheDeaf
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough Animal Shelter, Fairbanks, Ark.: http://purina.maker.good.is/projects/fnsbshelter
  • Friends of Alameda Animal Shelter, Alameda, Ca.: http://purina.maker.good.is/projects/FAASAlamedaShelter
  • Friends of Attleboro Animal Shelter, Winter Springs, Fla.: http://purina.maker.good.is/projects/FAAS
  • Guthrie Animal Shelter, Guthrie Okla.: http://purina.maker.good.is/projects/GuthrieAnimals
  • HALO Animal Rescue, Phoenix, Ariz.: http://purina.maker.good.is/projects/HALOSAVESLIVES
  • Happy Tails Pet Sanctuary, Elk Grove, Calif.: http://purina.maker.good.is/projects/SacHappyTails
  • Help Save Pets, Plainfield, Ill.:  http://purina.maker.good.is/projects/helpsavepetsillinois
  • Humane Society of East Texas, Tyler, Texas: http://purina.maker.good.is/projects/wyldkat79936
  • Humane Society of Greater Miami, Plantation, Fla.: http://purina.maker.good.is/projects/bestadoptions
  • Jacksonville Humane Society, Jacksonville, Fla.: http://purina.maker.good.is/projects/jaxhumane
  • Joplin Animal Shelter, Joplin, Mo.: http://purina.maker.good.is/projects/juliegraham
  • Kirby Animal Shelter, Kirby, Texas: http://purina.maker.good.is/projects/kirbyac
  • Little Shelter Animal Rescue and Adoption Center, Islip, N.Y.: http://purina.maker.good.is/projects/littleshelter
  • Montgomery County Humane Society, Gaithersburg, Md.: http://purina.maker.good.is/projects/MCHUMANE
  • Northeast Animal Shelter, Malden, Mass.: http://purina.maker.good.is/projects/PuertoRico
  • Oregon Humane Society, Troutdale, Ore.: http://purina.maker.good.is/projects/ohs
  • Palm Springs Animal Shelter, Palm Springs, Calif.: http://purina.maker.good.is/projects/Runningstream
  • Peninsula SPCA, Newport News, Va.: http://purina.maker.good.is/projects/HelpAnimals
  • Quincy Animal Shelter, Quincy, Mass.: http://purina.maker.good.is/projects/qas
  • San Francisco SPCA, Palo Alto, Calif.: http://purina.maker.good.is/projects/SFASPCA
  • Second Chance Animal Shelter, Brookfield, Mass.: http://purina.maker.good.is/projects/education
  • The Animal Orphanage, Eastampton, N.J.: http://purina.maker.good.is/projects/Ozziesstory
  • The Center for Animal Health & Welfare, Allentown, Pa.: http://purina.maker.good.is/projects/CAHW
  • The Humane Society of Delaware County, Delaware, Ohio: http://purina.maker.good.is/projects/HSDC4920
  • The Louisiana SPCA, New Orleans, La.: http://purina.maker.good.is/projects/LASPCA
  • The Robin I Kroogman New Haven Animal Shelter, Woodbridge, Conn.: http://purina.maker.good.is/projects/NewHavenShelter
  • Virginia Beach SPCA, Virginia Beach, Va.: http://purina.maker.good.is/projects/Lifesaving

The public can cast their vote online at purina.maker.good.is. Voting begins today and ends August 20, 2012 at 12 p.m. PST. The top 40 shelters can also be found at http://purina.maker.good.is/
About the Shine a Light on a Shelter Challenge
Purina ONE® beyOnd® brand dog and cat food and GOOD asked the public to submit a story describing how one local animal shelter is making the world a better place and why that shelter should receive the grant to expand their good work.
Nominations were accepted June 28, 2012, through July 30, 2012. The public votes from August 6, 2012, through August 20, 2012, with the winner revealed after August 21, 2012. The winning shelter will receive a $10,000 grant from Purina ONE® beyOnd® brand dog and cat food to expand its work. The submitter will win one (1) year’s worth of Purina ONE® beyOnd® pet food and one (1) year subscription to GOOD magazine.
Jennifer Chiou, general manager of GOOD Maker commented, “Animal shelters play a very important role in our world. Not only do they provide essential services to animals in need, they also improve the overall health and well-being of our communities. Purina ONE® beyOnd® recognizes this and is shining a light on innovative shelters that are doing more than just providing care – they are changing peoples’ perception of shelter pets from pity to praise as they find these loving animals forever families. GOOD is proud to partner with Purina ONE® beyOnd® in recognizing these worthy organizations.”
About Nestlé Purina PetCare Company
Purina ONE® beyOnd® brand dog and cat food is manufactured by Nestlé Purina PetCare Company, one of the leading global players in the pet care industry.  Nestlé Purina PetCare promotes responsible pet care, humane education, community involvement and the positive bond between people and their pets. The company has provided more than $15 million dollars in support to organizations nationally. By supporting their partners in animal welfare, Purina® assists in providing care and adoption for more than 1.5 million pets annually. The North American headquarters for Nestlé Purina PetCare is located at Checkerboard Square in St. Louis, Missouri. Nestlé Purina PetCare is part of Swiss-based Nestlé S.A. -- the world's largest food company. For more, visit www.purina.com.
About GOOD
GOOD Worldwide LLC. (www.good.is), launched in September 2006, is an integrated media, thought leadership and community action platform for people who want to live well and do good, and a community of, by, and for the people, businesses, and NGOs moving the world forward. GOOD’s mission is to convene, connect, and empower the global community of people “who give a damn.”


  1. That is always one terrific project!!!

  2. That's a great project--we registered and voted (well, I think we voted!)

  3. WOW...this is going to make a lucky shelter VERY happy!!!
    ; ) Katie

  4. wow, thanks for letting me know. I am gonna run over now and vote! Did not now about this! paw pats, Savannah