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1-800-PetMeds® and Merck Animal Health Announce the 2019 National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day Contest

Delray Beach, Florida, April 16, 2019 – National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day is coming up on Tuesday, April 30, 2019, and 1-800-PetMeds® and Merck Animal Health want to help raise awareness and encourage adoption for the thousands of pets currently waiting to find a fur-ever home through the 2019 National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day Contest.
Adopting a new pet into your home is a big decision, and if it’s not something that is feasible at the moment, there are many other ways to help shelters on National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day. In addition to finding a fur-ever home for each pet, shelters can use all the help they can get to take care of the current pets in the shelter’s care. Donating money, volunteering, and donating food and pet supplies are all great ways to help out animal shelters.
This April, for National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day, two animal rescue organizations will win $500 through the 2019 National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day Contest. 1-800-PetMeds® and Merck Animal Health have joined forces to launch and execute this campaign to help pets in need.
“It’s heartbreaking knowing how many pets are in shelters, which is why we were inspired to craft a fun and creative campaign that not only helps pets in need, but also helps spread awareness about shelter pets,” says Larissa Schenck, Director of Marketing at 1-800-PetMeds®. “We want to help in any way we can, while encouraging others to help out pets in need as well.”
The 2019 National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day Contest begins Tuesday, April 23, 2019, and runs through Tuesday, April 30, 2019. To participate, shelters must publish a post on Facebook about the contest that contains the graphic and copy we provide. All participating shelters have the chance to win $500 to be used towards the needs of the shelter. The two shelters with the most likes on the Facebook post will win. Awards will be distributed to the winning shelters by Wednesday, May 15, 2019. For more information, visit


About PetMeds Cares
1-800-PetMeds® supports pet rescue and adoption through PetMeds Cares. This program’s primary focus is organizing donations of over-the-counter medications and products to U.S. animal shelters and rescues. Learn more at PetMeds Cares also offers a Shelter Referral Program which gives participating shelters donations in return for referrals of new pet parents to 1-800-PetMeds®. Visit the Shelter Referral Program page for more information.

About 1-800-PetMeds®
Founded in 1996, - is America's Largest Pet Pharmacy® providing fast, easy and helpful service to over ten million customers across the U.S. by delivering prescription and non-prescription medications and pet supplies for less, direct to the consumer through its 1-800-PetMeds® toll-free number, on the Internet through its website, or with the 1-800-PetMeds® mobile app available for free at Google Play for Android and the App Store for iOS.