Bayer & Adopt-a-PetBayer Animal Health, makers of Advantage and K9 Advantix, today announced the kick-off of a major sponsorship in which Bayer will be helping fund and expand the operations of Adopt-a-Pet.com.”Bayer is providing us with funding and opening doors for us in the veterinary community that will allow us to greatly increase pet adoptions at almost 9,000 shelters who are signed up to post their dogs, cats, and other adoptable pets on Adopt-a-Pet.com. This is a great example of a corporation stepping up to the plate to do good in the world”, said Abbie Moore, executive director of Adopt-a-Pet.com.

“We are pleased to be supporting Adopt-a-Pet.com, and therefore helping not only thousands of animal shelters across North America, but also the millions of pets who pass through their doors each year”
added Bob Walker, Bayer Animal Health Director of Communications.

“Our company has a strong commitment to promoting the health of companion animals, and that certainly starts with getting these wonderful adoptable dogs and cats out of the animal shelters and into permanent loving homes”.

Bayer and Adopt-a-Pet.com will be working to increase awareness of Adopt-a-Pet.com and its programs, with a specific goal of enlisting the help of veterinarians in promoting homeless pet adoption. “We are so happy to see companies such as Bayer and Purina do so much to help homeless pets get into loving homes”, says Moore. Bayer Animal Health now joins Purina PetCare and North Shore Animal League America as the exclusive sponsors of Adopt-a-Pet.com.

Bayer HealthCare Animal Health provides the Advantage® Family of Products and the resQ® pet identification system to pet owners through veterinarians. Bayer is a manufacturer of parasite control and prescription pharmaceuticals for dogs, cats and horses. Through its sponsorship of Adopt-a-Pet.com, Bayer Animal Health has shown a true commitment to the animal shelter community and to the cause of homeless pet adoption. For more information on the Advantage® Family of Products or resQ®, visit www.petparents.com.