Dads Who Get Fido 'Fixed' With PETA on June 16 or 17 Will Get Help Fixing Dinner
For Immediate Release:
June 16, 2017
David Perle 202-483-7382
Westport, Conn. – Newman’s Own is teaming up with PETA to dish up a unique Father’s Day spay/neuter special today and tomorrow: The first 100 fathers who bring in their animal companions to be “fixed” at PETA’s Virginia headquarters will receive a doggie bag that includes a coupon for a free rabies vaccination, along with a vegan cookbook, box of pasta, and jar of delicious pasta sauce generously donated by the Westport-based company.
The donation is the latest charitable contribution by Newman’s Own and the Newman’s Own Foundation, which supports numerous organizations in the areas of philanthropy, children, empowerment, and nutrition.
“Every year, millions of dogs and cats end up in animal shelters, and half of them have to be euthanized because no one offers to give them a home,” says PETA Senior Vice President Daphna Nachminovitch. “With the generous support of Newman’s Own, PETA’s Father’s Day gift is a thank-you to the dads who are helping to prevent puppies and kittens from being born into homelessness.”
In addition to not contributing to the companion animal overpopulation crisis, sterilized animals live longer and happier lives, are less likely to develop cancer of the reproductive system, and—in the case of neutered males—are less likely to roam or fight. Since 2001, PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way”—has performed low-cost spay and neuter surgeries on more than 143,000 dogs, cats, and rabbits, including more than 15,000 in 2016.