would sincerely like to thank all those who participated in our first annual Great American Pooch Smooch & Kitty Kiss, which helped to raise $5,000 for emergency veterinary care for homeless pets. Not only was the event a huge success in raising money to help shelter pets, it was also a lot of fun! On February 10th, we kicked off with a live Pooch Smooch & Kitty Kiss with NHL stars David Backes and Barret Jackman of the St. Louis Blues hockey team. We – along with Backes, Jackman, and their wives Kelly and Jenny – visited shelters in the St. Louis area on a mission to kiss every homeless dog and cat. Lots of local media came out to join us and capture these great moments in an effort to raise awareness of all the love that waits for adopters in America’s animal shelters.

Then, we took it to the web for a social media event like no other! We invited the public to share their own kiss photos on our Facebook page and for each upload, a donation was made to our veterinary care fund. Well, we’ve got to hand it to animal lovers! From all over the globe, people shared their own personal pooch smooch and kitty kiss photos and we’re proud to announce that $5,000 will be added to the fund!  Thank you to all who participated.

You can view pictures from both the Facebook and St. Louis events on our Facebook page.

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