Plato Pet Treats is launching a new program, “Plato Wags Back”. This program will help support Veteran’s and Homeless Dogs. With the purchase of each bag of Plato Pet Treats, the company will make a financial and product donation to help the rescues and/or shelters throughout the United States. With these donations Plato Pet Treats hopes this will ensure that dogs will be treated with love until they are able to find their forever home. With their inaugural launch of the Plato Wags Back Program, three local California groups have been selected: Shelter to Soldier, Fresno Bully Rescue, and Labsandfriends.org. Each of these groups helps with support, care, and rescue of dogs as well as our veterans. Plato Wags Back’s Mission: To champion the love and bond between dogs and people by treating every dog with kindness while enabling them to live a safe and healthy life. Plato is dedicated to help homeless pets and humans to consider adopting, with nearly 7 million homeless pets and about 2.7 million of them likely to be euthanized just this year.
“Dogs give us so much love and we want to return that love to dogs who need it most,” said Aaron Merrell, co-founder and co-owner of Plato Pet Treats. “From sponsoring dog runs to adopting our first “Plato” canine to be trained as a service companion for a U.S. veteran, we are ecstatic to provide a voice to homeless animals through Plato Wags Back. Our goal is to continue to grow our program year over year to make a significant impact on the pet homelessness epidemic in our country.”
Plato Wags Back Inaugural Partner Organizations
• Shelter to Solider is a non-profit organization that rescues shelter dogs and trains them to be psychiatric service companions for wounded combat veterans. Are you aware that nearly every 63 minutes a veteran commits suicide and every 11 seconds an animal is euthanized? Those are some upsetting facts. However, Shelter to Soldier works to partner the two- and four-legged companions together. Their mission and motto: “Saving Two Lives at a Time.” So far, the Wags Back program, Plato is funding the training of a dog, named Plato (they rescued ‘Plato’ back in February) at the San Diego-based training school who eventually will be partnered with a two –legged friend. Also, Shelter to Soldier dog adopted will go home with wholesome, all natural Plato treats.
• Fresno Bully Rescue (FBR) is a volunteer-based, non-profit, no-kill shelter dedicated to rescuing Bully breed dogs in the Central Valley of California. With all the foreclosures in the state, an overwhelming amount of dogs are being surrendered and unfortunately, the Bully breeds are usually the first to be euthanized. Fresno Bully Rescue focuses on rescuing pit bulls & mixed pit bull breeds from neglect, abuse, dog fighting, and worse. FBR provides love and temporary housing as they rehabilitate each dog and helps them to find their forever home. FBR also educates and promotes responsible bully ownership. Plato Wags Back will support FBR’s spay and neuter program.
• Labs and Friends, also an organization dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and re-homing of Labrador Retrievers and their “friends” in the greater Los Angeles area. This group’s goal is to find the right family for every animal rescued with providing education and compassion. Labsandfriends.org is completely run by volunteers and all donations go towards to helping the animals in need. Plato Wags Back will sponsor one of the Lab runs located at Best Friends Animal Society’s NKLA Pet Adoption Center in Los Angeles.
It is easy on your part, just purchase a bag of Plato Pet Treats for your dog, your dog will be HAPPY. These treats are nutritious and yummy for your dog. They are only made with fresh vegetables and meat ingredients are baked in the organic-certified facility. Another way to support Plato Wags Back is go to Facebook/PlatoPetTreats and for every new like, $1 will be donated to support veterans post deployment.
For additional information on the Plato Wags Back or Plato Pet Treats Nutrition/Information, visit PlatoPetTreats.com or Facebook.com/PlatoPetTreats.
NOTE: Plato Pet Treats is family owned and operated. Plato Pet treats are slow-roasted in-house in Fresno, California. Plato Pet Treats is a company whose dedication is to meet the need for a truly healthy and safe treat alternative for your dogs. Unlike other pet treats, each ingredient can be traced back to its original source. Only fresh vegetables and meat ingredients are baked in the organic-certified facility – the Plato Way. Plato Pet Treats are formulated with a series of all-natural treats and supplements, including Plato Pet Treats Small Bites®, Plato Pet Treats Real Strips®, Plato Pet Treats Wild Alaskan Salmon Oil®, and Plato Pet Treats Thinker Sticks®.