By Pet Connection Staff
April 15, 2011
The big day is here! April 15 marks the official release date of “Your Dog: The Owner’s Manual,” and our own Dr. Marty Becker is introducing it with a bang this morning on “Good Morning America,” where he’s been resident veterinarian for more than 13 years.
A few days after that, Dr. Becker is joining up with his writing partner, Gina Spadafori, and her dog McKenzie for a nationwide bus tour promoting the book and the message that “Healthy pets visit vets!”
And that’s not all! April 15 also marks the launch of Dr. Becker’s shelter giveaway contest; here are the details in his own words:
Giving back to the people and organizations that do so much for pets like my beloved Amazing Gracie, adopted from Second Chance Animal Rescue in my hometown of Bonners Ferry, Idaho, is very important to me. That’s why I’m making sure animal shelters and rescue groups from coast to coast are part of the Big Bus Tour.
I’m asking for your help in letting me know about the organizations in your hometown. Starting on April 15 â€” this Friday â€” you’ll be able to nominate your favorite 501(c)3 shelters and rescue groups to win more than $70,000 in prizes donated by dozens of veterinary and pet product manufacturers.
Then beginning on May 18, you can come back and start voting for the 50 finalists, to see who wins the GRAND PRIZE of products and supplies valued at $20,000, plus additional prizes ranging from $4,000 to $1000, for a total of more than $70,000 in manufacturers’ suggested retail value!
Get more information and find out how to nominate and vote on the BIG Bus Tour contest page!