FORT LEE, NJ, February 12, 2009 /24-7PressRelease/ -- During this month of candy hearts, chocolates and roses, Summit VetPharm wants to know-why do we love our pets? A new online promotion, "I Love My Pet Because" (www.Ilovemypetbecause.com), lets pet owners tell the world why they love their pet-and at the same time spread love and protection to a group of dedicated service dogs. The New Horizons Service Dogs benefiting from these pet owners' tales of love are specially trained to be essential companions to people who are wheelchair bound or have mobility problems.
The contest is open to all pet owners. The pet owner with the winning story, along with their veterinarian, will each win $1,000 this Valentine's Day. However, the real winner may be this extra special group of devoted service dogs.
For every entry received, the makers of Vectra 3D , Summit VetPharm, have pledged to provide one free month of flea, tick, and mosquito protection to the puppies and dogs in-training at the New Horizons Service Dogs.
Pet owners have until midnight on February 14th to submit their entries. To submit pet owners can visit http://www.Ilovemypetbecause.com, upload a picture of their pet and fill out the entry form. Site visitors can also sign up to receive a free text message containing one of the contest entries, each day from February 1 through Valentine's Day.
New Horizon Service Dogs is a Florida-based 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing trained and certified service dogs to persons with disabilities. A service dog is a dog that has been professionally trained to assist a person with a disability by performing specifically needed physical tasks.
Janet Severt, Founder and Director of New Horizons, has been treating her dogs and puppies with Vectra 3D for over a year.
"Vectra 3D is one of the best flea and tick products we have ever used," explained Ms. Severt. "Before using Vectra 3D , we had many issues with the dogs getting fleas, even when using other flea and tick products. Since we started using Vectra 3D over a year ago, we have managed to get the dogs' flea issues under control. The dogs are not scratching themselves and they have experienced significantly less skin irritations. Additionally, the dogs have not had any tick issues since using Vectra 3D."
Ms. Severt is also committed to using Vectra 3D on the puppies while raising and training them for advancement in the service dog program. "Since our organization is in Florida, it is important that the dogs and puppies are protected with Vectra 3D all year round since fleas and ticks are an issue in this area throughout the year," said Ms. Severt. "That is why we are very excited that our dogs are the recipients of free product whenever someone submits an entry to this contest."
About New Horizons Service Dogs
New Horizons was founded by Janet Severt, who herself is a service dog user, along with a dedicated group of volunteers. Its headquarters is located in Orange City, FL, about 25 minutes north of Orlando. The group enlists puppy raisers throughout the state of Florida and in other states as well. As a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, and an accredited member of Assistance Dogs International, the group operates under the mission to provide quality, trained service dogs to people with disabilities; educate the public and raise awareness regarding the needs and concerns of persons with disabilities; and provide on-going support to the recipient to assure a successful working partnership. For more information visit http://www.newhorizonsservicedogs.org.
Founded by veterinarians and experienced industry professionals, Summit VetPharm is an animal health company committed to protecting the health and welfare of both companion animals and companion animal veterinary practices. Summit VetPharm is headquartered in Fort Lee, New Jersey. For more information, visit Summit VetPharm at http://www.summitvetpharm.com.