Purina Pro Plan Rally Across America has hit the road once again, visiting cities across the U.S. and promoting rescue events nationwide. The goal? Reach a total of 400,000 pet adoptions by year end, building on the current total of 314,000 adoptions since the program’s inception in 2005.
The tour, which visits Texas this weekend, supports smaller pet rescue organizations, which help place nearly 500,000 dogs and cats in homes each year, but often don’t receive the attention or funding they desperately need.
“The goal of the Rally Across America tour is not only to raise awareness and funding for local pet rescue organizations, but also to educate pet lovers on all the ways they can help pets in need,” says Heather Gettys, senior brand manager of Purina Pro Plan. “Many people think the only way you can help a pet is by adoption, but there are other ways pet lovers can help. For example, a few hours volunteering with a local rescue group can make a big difference as many of these small groups depend on their volunteers to help feed and bathe pets, clean cages, launder blankets and keep the grounds clean.”
At the rally stops, local residents will have the opportunity to learn more about pet rescue and adopt dogs and cats from local rescue organizations. Tour stops include:
- Grapevine Main Street Days, Dallas, Texas, May 21-23
- Orange County Super Pet Adoption Event, Irvine, Calif., June 6
- Taste of Colorado, Denver, Colo., Sept. 4-6
- St. Louis Pet Expo, St. Louis, Mo., Oct. 23
To get more details, find a pet rescue event near you, or to get your rescue organization involved, visit the Rally to the Rescue website.