Wondercide and Partners Commission Pet Rescue Flight | News

In honor of National Pet Month, Austin, Texas-based Wondercide, a manufacturer of safe and effective plant-based pest control products for pets, people and homes, recently participated and funded his second annual pet rescue flight to Texas. The flight took off on May 10 and saved more than 50 dogs and cats from euthanasia. Wondercide brand partners included: Dog Is My CoPilot (DIMC), Austin Pets Alive! (APA!), Matt Beisner of “Dog: Impossible” on Disney+/NGW and relief organizations in need.

Dog Is My CoPilot is a national non-profit organization that transports at-risk animals from overcrowded shelters to adoption centers in other geographic areas where loving foster families and adoptive families await them. DIMC was founded by Peter E. Rork, a retired orthopedic surgeon and longtime pilot. To date, the organization has transported nearly 22,000 pets to safety.

According to the ASPCA, approximately six million dogs and cats enter animal shelters in the United States each year, and approximately one million are euthanized due to overcrowded shelters, pet illnesses, and behavioral issues such as than aggression. Overcrowded and underfunded shelters turn to transportation programs offered by organizations such as DIMC to get dogs and cats safely from kill shelters to non-kill rescue organizations dedicated to finding forever homes for these adoptable animals, company officials said. The challenge is local funding for transporting pets from rural rescues to a centralized location, as well as the cost of medical exams and certificates needed before animals can fly, which most small shelters cannot. not afford, officials added.

APA!, a non-profit organization that is at the forefront of comprehensive and innovative programs designed to save animals most at risk, offers neighbor rescue transportation assistance for adoptable animals as well as veterinary services for provide the medical tests and vaccinations, such as rabies, necessary for animals to cross state lines.

“We estimate that approximately 150,000 pets are euthanized each year in Texas alone, but there is a national crisis,” said Clare Callison, director of national pet supply and demand at APA. ! “Many organizations don’t even have the funds to pay for animal feed, let alone veterinary checks, testing or flea and tick protection. No-kill rescue organizations have veterinary screening requirements that must be met before receiving adoptable pets, so finding a way to make this care available is necessary. We saw the challenges faced by our neighbors and knew we had to help increase the rate of live results for these pets who otherwise wouldn’t have much hope.

Over the past two years, Wondercide has pledged to donate a portion of sales from select promotions and holiday scent sample boxes to Dog Is My CoPilot and Wondercide customers and this generous donation has made possible the entire theft this year, officials said.

“We will continue to find ways to support the rescue community and organizations that go to the ends of the earth to save pets across the country,” said Stephanie Boone, Founder and CEO of Wondercide. “The volunteers at DIMC, APA! and underfunded shelters are shining examples of leadership with Fierce Love. These inspiring people do everything in their power and beyond to save pets and we could not be more honored to be part of this great love.

In honor of theft and National Pet Month, Wondercide is teaming up with certified professional dog trainer and star of the Disney+ show, “Dog: Impossible,” Beisner (CPDT-KA), to provide helpful training tips for foster families and new pets. owners who adopt to ensure a happy outcome. Beisner has dedicated his career to serving dogs like these whose behavioral issues are a typical response to the very environments from which they must be rescued, officials said.

Beisner, a Texas Humane Network Ambassador, is a supporter of the rescue community and has changed dangerous, frightening, and confusing behaviors in dogs without relying on the use of fear, force, command, or control.

“In every dog, as in every one of us, there is an opportunity for transformation in whatever life has been given to us,” Beisner said. “It is our duty to teach these once impossible dogs, these frightened dogs and these dogs that were never loved by humans, that we are here to protect them so they can thrive. “

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