If you’ve been batting around a great idea aimed at helping animals, but have lacked the finances to make it happen, here’s your chance to get some help. Natural pet food line Canyon Creek Ranch has launched its Better Way Project aimed at helping eight organizations make their dream come true.
The company has committed a minimum of $200,000 this year to help bring up to eight Better Way Projects to life. In addition to the financial support, the program also offers help in the way of on-site volunteers, product and material donations, depending on the scope of the projects.
Your Dream Project
What is your dream project? Could it be a dog park or play lot for shelter animals, a mobile vet, an online networking community for animal rescue…all it takes is a dream. Last year, Canyon Creek Ranch selected three Better Way projects – adding dog-friendly features a park in Orlando; making a donation to an Iowa City therapy dog program so it could recruit new teams; and it renovated the cat area of a shelter in Salem, Mass. to give the cats more open play area. Details of these programs may be viewed on online.
“We recognize that many pet lovers have innovative ideas on how to make life better for their pets but may not have the resources needed to make these ideas a reality, which is why we created the Better Way Project,” said Paul Seal, Canyon Creek Ranch brand manager. “Canyon Creek Ranch is committed to always searching for a better way of doing things to enhance the lives of pets. This commitment begins with our line of natural pet food that features simple, recognizable ingredients for dogs and cats, and continues with the Better Way projects we are bringing to life in communities across the country.”
Submitting a Better Way Project Idea
If you have a great idea to enhance the lives of pets in your community, it’s time to share your vision. Submit the name of your project idea and a written description of your idea – including your inspiration, how it’s innovative and how it will help pets’ lives in your community. You’ll also need either a video link to YouTube or Vimeo or up to five photos illustrating your idea. (A video and at least one photo are required.)
Once it’s your Better Way Project is posted online, it’s time to get to work. Get busy by sharing the idea social media to encourage other pet lovers to support your idea. Ideas will be considered by the Canyon Creek Ranch brand as inspiration for a project it will bring to life through funding, volunteers and additional resources.
For more information about Canyon Creek Ranch’s Better Way Project, or to view current project ideas, please visit the special website online.
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