Petcurean Announces ‘Uplift The Underdog: Cat Edition 2020’

CHILLIWACK, British Columbia–(BUSINESS WIRE)–As part of the Company’s continuing mission of putting pets first, Petcurean, a premium food manufacturer for cats and dogs, is thrilled to announce the return of “Uplift the Underdog: Cat Edition”. Like previous editions, the intention of this contest is to shine a light on the thousands of deserving animals who are overlooked for adoption because of health, age, behavior and other issues – the “underdogs”. Until February 2, 2020, Petcurean invites rescue groups, shelters and all supporters across North America to get involved, and help these deserving cats find loving homes to live out the rest of their lives. Please note, a separate version of this contest will be running in Quebec.

“Every day, thousands of cats are taken into shelters across the United States and Canada, and, sadly, many of them will ultimately be euthanized because they are perceived as ‘too hard to adopt’ because of their age, health or some other type of perceived imperfection”

According to the American Society of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, approximately 3.2 million cats are taken into shelters across the United States each year. While 1.6 million are adopted each year, 860,000 are euthanized. North of the border, Humane Canada estimates that approximately 81,000 cats were taken into shelters in 2018, and approximately 62 per cent of cats in shelters ultimately got adopted. When you consider these measures do not include thousands of non-member organizations in both countries, the number of cats who desperately need help becomes much more apparent.

“Every day, thousands of cats are taken into shelters across the United States and Canada, and, sadly, many of them will ultimately be euthanized because they are perceived as ‘too hard to adopt’ because of their age, health or some other type of perceived imperfection,” said Christine Mallier, PR & Community Relations Manager at Petcurean. “If just one cat is able to find their forever family because of the attention raised by ‘Uplift the Underdog: Cat Edition’, we will view the campaign as a success. By working together, and doing whatever each of us is able, it’s our sincere belief that we have the power to help these cats, with their amazing hearts and spirits, find the forever homes they deserve.”

Until February 2, 2020, rescue groups and shelters in the United States and Canada are invited to visit www.uplifttheunderdog.com to submit the details of their most overlooked, but utterly adoptable cats. Of the cats nominated, 12 finalists will be selected – six Americans and six Canadians. These finalists will be announced on February 18, 2020, and supporters will be invited to learn about the finalists, do their part to help raise awareness, and vote for their favourite cats. The public voting period will last until February 24, 2020, at 6:00 pm P.S.T. The winner will be announced on February 25.

All 12 of the finalists’ shelters will receive a cat food donation of 2,000 meals to support the important work they’re doing to help animals in their communities. Petcurean will also pay the adoption fee for all 12 finalists, and if they are adopted, they will receive year’s supply of food to take to their new homes. The cat who receives the most votes in each category will receive a three-year supply of food from Petcurean.

For more information on Petcurean’s “Uplift the Underdog: Cat Edition” contest, visit www.uplifttheunderdog.com. Eligibility restrictions apply. Please note, a separate version of this campaign will be running in Quebec.

About Petcurean
Petcurean is a proudly Canadian company that creates premium-quality pet food recipes; GO! SOLUTIONS™, NOW FRESH®, GATHER® and SPIKE® treats for dogs and cats (and cats and dogs). GO! provides solutions for your pet’s unique dietary needs; NOW FRESH offers dry and wet pet food recipes with 100% fresh meat; GATHER is crafted from certified and organic ingredients, sustainably produced; and SPIKE lets you reward your dog with treats made using all-natural ingredients. Petcurean pet foods are sold exclusively through pet specialty retailers in Canada, the United States, and more than 30 countries internationally. At Petcurean, with every decision they make and every recipe they create, they put pets first. Please visit www.petcurean.com to learn more.

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One thought on “Petcurean Announces ‘Uplift The Underdog: Cat Edition 2020’

  1. franhunne4u says:

    And here it is time to feature Shelly Roche’s tinykittens feral cat rescue. She traps and neuters many feral cats and returns those that do have a future in the wild. Just right now she has a cat to adopt, Harriet, that has visual impairments, though she is not as blind as they first thought she was. Harriet is still shy, but likes to be petted (as she cannot see perfectly, a slow approach is needed).
    Even worse: Thor, who might have to come with his seeing cat Nyla. Thor is a beautiful ginger boy, loves to be petted but cannot see at all, since birth. It is anyone’s guess how he survived for a year in the wild. He was born with imperfectly developed eyeballs. Right now the two are still treated for the dreaded ringworm, but Shelly will only adopt them out after they have finally been cleared of that! Nyla, who is very, very sweet with Thor, is extremely shy (both were feral), had a ruptured eyeball so they had to take that out and close one of her eyes. Among the blind, the one-eyed is queen …

    If you are serious about raising awareness for disabled cats – here are some good examples. All these cats play, all are non-aggressive, though Harriet has been reported of whapping Shelly – but not constantly, only when it was too much for her.

    Youtube, tinykittenshq ….

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