Petfood manufacturer Pedigree Brand is partnering with Grammy award-winning country singer Miranda Lambert to kick-off a nationwide US search for the next communities to benefit from the Pedigree Feeding Project initiative, which supplies participating shelters with 100 percent of their core dog food needs for free.
The Pedigree Feed Project initiative first began in 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, and Chicago, Illinois, USA, to provide dog food to shelters so that the shelters can focus more on finding homes for their animals.
Lambert, who owns six adopted dogs, and the Pedigree Brand encourage others to get involved with the initiative by v isiting Facebook.com/Pedigree to nominate the community where they think the Pedigree Feeding Project can most make a difference for shelter dogs. In March, the names of five communities that have been selected as finalists in the search will be announced. Americans can then vote to determine the next communities to participate and the winners will be announced in mid-2013.
New shelter data casts doubt on whether the pet population and pet ownership are truly growing.
While the pandemic caused unprecedented suffering worldwide in 2020, the disruptions to dogs, cats and other pets adoption numbers may normalize in 2021.