Winter can be hazardous for people living in cold-weather regions – and for our four-legged friends. To help keep pets safe this winter, Morton Salt’sSafe-T-Pet® brand ice melt and the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) announced a public service campaign that kicks off on the first day of winter, Dec. 22, (and runs through January 2012) with “National Keep Pets Safe in Winter Day.”
As part of the campaign, Morton is making a $20,000 donation to the ASPCA to help continue its life-saving work and provide resources to pet owners on pet wellness.
In addition, for every unique Facebook fan “like” received on Morton’s Facebook page from Oct. 1 through Jan. 31, 2012, Morton will donate $1 to the ASPCA, up to $55,000. This additional funding from Morton will be used by the ASPCA to raise awareness about the importance of proper winter pet care and safety.
“Pet owners should know the importance of keeping their furry friends safe during the winter, which is what we hope to raise awareness about by teaming up with Morton for this public service campaign,” said Elysia Howard, vice president of marketing and licensing for the ASPCA.
“The world looks different to pets when it’s covered in ice and snow. We are proud to offer animal enthusiasts a chloride-free ice melt that’s safer for pets in cold weather areas, and now by collaborating with the ASPCA on the ‘National Keep Pets Safe in Winter’ campaign, we hope to make a bigger difference in the lives of millions of pets and their owners.”
Low awareness of household hazards and prevention measures drive too many pet injuries and fatalities each year. Some quick guidelines for winter pet safety include:
Using pet-friendly (salt free and chloride free) ice melters such as Morton® Safe-T-Pet®.
Keeping anti-freeze high on shelves in sealed containers and quickly cleaning any spills/leakage.
Limiting outdoor time for pets when temperatures drop below freezing.
Checking warm spots on cars, such as hoods, where animals might seek shelter from the cold.
Keeping pets on a leash, especially dogs, which can become disoriented or lost when once familiar surroundings are covered in ice and snow; and
Making sure pets are wearing identification tags and proper outerwear as needed.
The amazing people at Morton Salt decided to put together a prize pack for one lucky 2Boys+1Girl=OneCrazyMom reader; we all want to make sure that our beloved four legged family members are safe this Winter Season; so be sure to enter this amazing Pet Giveaway below.
The Prize pack includes:
- Safe-T-Pet mini jugs
- Ice scraper
- Fleece blankets
- Retractable leash
- Dog paw-shaped USBs
- Paper hang tag
What an amazing Prize pack and I’m super excited to be able to give this away to one lucky reader. Being a mommy of two amazing Pup’s I know all to well how hard winter can be on our Fur Babies. Growing up in Germany I remember very well how my Yorki suffered through the snow and cold weather and his paws sure hurt with all the salt that wasn’t pet safe. I’m so excited that there finally is an alternative to keep our pets safe and pain free… Winter can be very dangerous on our beloved pets, so keep them safe this year an every year, so they can enjoy the Winter Season for a long time to come…..
I received the same prize pack as my winner for posting. All information was provided to me by Morton Salt or their PR company; the prize pack will be mailed directly through the PR company to the winner; Facebook is not associated with this giveaway and is hereby released from any and all Liability.