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."
America's VetDogs® is based in Smithtown, N.Y., and trains service dogs for veterans and active duty personnel who need assistance with daily living activities like: balance/stability, retrieval, response to alarms, guide dogs and training for disabled veterans with visual impairment, physical and occupational therapy dogs for VA and military hospitals and combat stress relief therapy dogs that are deployed overseas. There are currently veterans with a broad range of disabilities in 41 states waiting for service dogs.
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.
Bil-Jac, family-owned and operated, stands for more than 65 years of uncompromising dedication to the highest quality and freshest ingredients available. Offering a full line of Super Premium Dog Foods and dog treats, Bil-Jac is committed to feeding dogs at every stage of life, which makes Bil-Jac the one complete food brand that is for all dogs, all their lives. Dog food is not only Bil-Jac's business – it's our passion. Bil-Jac contributes a percentage from sales of America's VetDogs® dog treats to America's VetDogs®.
America's VetDogs® is a Registered Trademark and used under License from America's VetDogs® -- The Veteran's K9 Corps®
SOURCE America's VetDogs