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Have you heard the woofest mews?
Have you heard the woofest mews?
THE lead guitarist of The Vamps, James McVey, who recently visited Manila is the latest celebrity to join the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) in its “Save a Life: Adopt—Don't Shop!” campaign.
McVey who loves both dogs and cats were featured with kittens in the PETA ad. The image of him with kittens was shot by top celebrity photographer Ruth Rose.
"There are millions of animals already in shelters—kittens, puppies, dogs, a variety of animals," says McVey. "So go to a shelter, adopt, and save a life!"
PETA said that every year, hundreds of thousands of dogs and cats end up in animal shelters, and many are euthanized when nobody adopts them. There are also many strays that just die on the streets. Shelter and stray animals' chances of finding a home grow smaller when people opt to buy a pet instead, the group added.
McVey and PETA aim to encourage those who want a pet to first visit a local shelter or rescue group.
McVey joins a long list of musicians like Little Mix, P!nk, Cody Simpson and Kesha who have teamed up with PETA and its affiliates to promote kindness to animals.
For more information, please visit PETAAsia.com
By ALMA J. BUELVA
ROYAL CANIN has recently launched a new breeders club open to all professional cat and dog breeders in the Philippines.
The Royal Canin Prestige is a follow-up to a similar breeders club launched in 2011 which ended only last March. The new program promises better benefits and privileges designed to assist breeders in all aspects of their work.
To be part of this exclusive club, breeders must submit to Royal Canin their application form with an attached official receipt for any Royal Canin products worth at least P500. They should also submit a photocopy of their pedigree (official papers or veterinary vaccination cards) to prove they have adult dogs or cats.
Dr. Bien Pantoja, channels specialist at Royal Canin Philippines, told MetroPets that members of the new Royal Canin Prestige will enjoy as much as 20 percent discount in coupon form applicable on all their range of veterinary products.
“I will send 20 pieces of P200-coupon to members. They can use one coupon for every P1,000 purchase of Royal Canin products,” he said.
The pet food manufacturer is also giving away a free Welcome Pack Kit to new pet owners who buy from Prestige members. The kit contains a sample kilo of pet food, a P300 Royal Canin coupon and a Puppy or Kitten Guide book.
“After a new pet owner has redeemed the Welcome Pack Kit from us, Royal Canin will give the
Prestige member breeder a 10-kilo sack of pet food for free for successfully selling their kittens or puppies,” added Pantoja.
Prestige members can also enjoy exclusive privileges from Royal Canin's partner retailers that may offer discounts for pet grooming services, veterinary consultations and pet boarding, among others. Royal Canin will give issue an ID to Prestige members which they can present when availing of discounts and redeeming coupons at participating pet establishments.
The one-year Royal Canin Prestige membership is renewable, but only if the breeder has successfully sold a litter within a year and was able to use 30 percent of the coupons.
Pantoja said they target to welcome about 100 breeders nationwide to the club. He said they want to have a manageable number for better monitoring. Other programs and activities to make Royal Canin Prestige more engaging are still on the planning stage.
For more information about Royal Canin Prestige, you may email Dr. Bien Pantoja at email@example.com or call +632 8179443.
* One stormy afternoon at Taiwan's Houtong Cat Village