Showcasing Pet Hero Award winners
Thank you to all of our participants and supporters
Pet Hero Awards 5th Anniversary Ceremony, Cocktail Reception
& Dinner Dance
This event was held on
October 7th 2016
Gotham Hall - 1356 Broadway, NYC
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE SUPPORTING
PET WELFARE AND THE PET HERO AWARDS
Prince Lorenzo Borghese
Jewel Morris, Pet Philanthropy Circle Founder
David Frei, NBC Commentator & Former Westminster Host
By showcasing these outstanding contributions,
we hope to inspire everyone to become involved
in defending the rights of animals.
MEET THE 2016 PET HERO AWARD WINNERS
SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS
The Pet Overpopulation Dilemma
Pet overpopulation is the leading killer of cats and dogs in our country. Fifty thousand puppies and kittens are born every day here in the United States alone. A male and a female cat can produce twelve cats per year. In only 10 years if unchecked, just those two cats and their offspring are capable of reproducing trillions of cats. There are over 80 million cats (plus 72 million dogs) alive in the US today. We challenge you to do the numbers. Taxpayers spend up to $2 billion each year on services to collect, accommodate, destroy, and dispose of them. Spay and neuter is the best way to prevent pet overpopulation and protect healthy animals from being euthanized.
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Meeting Our Goals....
Thanks for helping us save animal lives and ensuring the well-being of companion pets. The Humane Society of the United States reports that 2,700,000 million pets are killed each year in shelters. Our goal is to protect these animals, and you can help.
Your contributions to the Pet Philanthropy Circle are invested wisely.
Our focus is on education. Over sixty percent of our budget is used for raising public consciousness of the need for animal related concerns and pet population control. Our strategy is to raise animal welfare awareness through our Pet Hero Awards ceremony, website, publications, seminars, videos and television programming.
Our Pet Hero Awards inspire animal welfare organizations to standards of excellence. By featuring and publicizing the accomplishments of our award winners, we promote worthy causes. Last year's Pet Hero Awards raised thousands of dollars for many of the Award winning organizations. In addition to the direct donations made from the Pet Philanthropy Circle, our attending philanthropists made additional pledges to our award winners.
Currently, we are in production of an animal welfare video that will be offered free to schools. The twenty year old actor, Lou Wegner, the Junior Ambassador of the Pet Philanthropy Circle and founder of Kids Against Animal Cruelty (50,000 members strong) stars in this video.
With the introduction of our new mascot, Annie, the Little Orphan Puppy, we are creating a rescue "Spokespaw" that will target younger children. By teaching our youth compassion for animals and the necessity for pet population control, we reach their parents. This is particularly effective in underprivileged neighborhoods.
One significant way we prevent companion pets from being euthanized is to encourage pet owners to plan ahead in case life changes and we can no longer care for our animals. Many companion pets are sent directly to kill shelters when their owners predecease them. Others have been sent to shelters when owners have had prolonged illnesses or are unable to find their way home. We accomplished two important ways these animals can be saved by providing FREE downloadable forms below.
First, we offer an attachment to an existing will that has been prepared by attorneys that makes an owner's wishes regarding their pet's destiny legal. Many attorneys and legal form providers charge from $80 to $5,000 for this service. By making this form free, convenient, and accessible, we can increase the number of owners willing to legally take responsibility for their pets.
Second, the PetCircle.org website provides a free downloadable Pet Plan. We should never assume that our family, heirs, or friends will be ready, willing or able to adopt or provide for our pets. This agreement is less formal than the "Codicil to A Will," but gives pet owners the confidence that the person designated as the next owner will care for the pet and is willing to sign up for that responsibility. It informs the next owner of each pet's medical history, veterinarian contact information, designates compensation (if any), any burial plans made for the pet, in addition to other information the new owner may need to know.
Thank you for helping us attain our goals. Your donations are greatly appreciated.
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