Online “Ribbon Rally” Helps Cats in Need

For each person that visits the site and places a ribbon on the virtual map, 25 cents will be donated to Paws to Save Pets.

Posted: September 19, 2007 5 a.m. EDT

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Merial is donating 25 cents to Paws to Save Pets for every ribbon you place on your home state on their interactive map
A new website gives people an interactive way to help cats in need.
A new website provides people with an interactive way to help cats in need. Launched by Merial, an animal heath company that produces pharmaceutical products and vaccines, the site features an interactive map of the United States that allows visitors to place a ribbon on their home state. Merial will make a 25 cent donation to Paws to Save Pets for every virtual ribbon that is placed on the map. Another 25 cents will be donated for every visitor that sends e-mails from the “tell a friend” link.

The goal of the online rally is to raise $100,000 for Paws to Save Pets, a program that benefits the Petfinder.com Foundation and the American Veterinary Medical Foundation. Initially created as Race to Save Pets, which provided help to the injured and abandoned animals of Hurricane Katrina, Paws to Save Pets now runs as an ongoing campaign to help animals. 

“The Paws to Save Pets ribbon rally is one more example of Merial’s commitment to helping pets in need,” said Zack Mills, DVM, Merial spokesperson.  “We hope that pet lovers across America will help do their part by getting involved with the rally and encouraging their friends to do the same.”

Donations are used to respond to emergencies, purchase vital equipment, support animal shelters and veterinary medical assistance teams in disaster areas and provide public education in disaster preparedness. The program has raised over $2 million since 2005.

To add a ribbon, click here.

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Cathy    Hubbard, OH

10/29/2007 5:40:39 AM

This is a great website. I am adding a ribbon and passing the e-mail around to my friends. Thanks for posting this.

Cathy    Hubbard, OH

10/29/2007 5:40:38 AM

This is a great website. I am adding a ribbon and passing the e-mail around to my friends. Thanks for posting this.

Rosemary Rannes    Salem, NH

9/20/2007 10:15:13 AM

What a wonderful way to assist cats in need. Thank you.

Confused    Halifax, NS

9/20/2007 5:16:06 AM

As this is a site which has no boundaries, why is it that I am excluded? I was unable to place a ribbon. I'm from Canada. However, you do have the Canadian provinces listed in the comments section?

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