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Community Shares their Appreciation for Veterans and their Service Dogs via Social Media
May 04, 2012 (01:05 PM EDT)
America's VetDogs® Treats Honor Injured Veterans and Their Service Dogs
MEDINA, Ohio, May 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- America's VetDogs® Treats is pleased to sponsor Tails for Troops, a social media campaign to be held at Facebook.com/VetDogsProducts. Stories of veterans and their services dogs in action are posted online, and social media community members of America's VetDogs® Products will be given the opportunity to share their reactions, responses and appreciation via video messages. Community-submitted videos will then be voted on by members for the most liked, and the community member with the most liked video will win a prize package including a $1,500 cash prize, a year's supply of America's VetDogs® Treats, and a $1,500 donation in their name to America's VetDogs®.
In addition, family-owned and operated Bil-Jac, maker of America's VetDogs® Treats, will also donate one bag of treats to service dogs currently being trained or those already deployed, for every new "like" of America's VetDogs® Products on Facebook up to 1,500 new "likes."
"America's VetDogs® is excited about what Tails for Troops will do for veterans with disabilities," said Wells B. Jones, CEO, America's VetDogs®. "We're giving an online presence to a cause that is so near and dear to many Americans and thousands of veterans around the world. The opportunity to drive awareness through a video campaign and to have Bil-Jac® further that with treat donations to service dogs is a magnificent way to help veterans and their service companions."
The services of America's VetDogs® are provided at no cost to the veteran and include a lifetime of aftercare. Americas VetDogs® is supported by donations from private individuals, corporations, foundations, percentage of sales from VetDogs licensed branded products, and other organizations. They do not receive government funding. America's VetDogs® – The Veteran's K-9 Corps® is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation created by the Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind, Inc.®, which has been serving blinded veterans since 1946. Learn more at Facebook.com/AmericasVetDogs and on Twitter @AmericasVetDogs.
America's VetDogs® is a Registered Trademark and used under License from America's VetDogs® -- The Veteran's K9 Corps®
SOURCE America's VetDogs