Friday, May 18, 2007

New Look for Homeless Pets at the New York City Animal Care & Control, Courtesy of The Hartz Mountain Corporation

Hartz Gives Pets a Day of Beauty in Preparation for Busy Adoption Season

Secaucus, NJ – Friday, May 18, 2007 – Some lucky dogs at the New York City Animal Care & Control's Brooklyn facility had a total beauty makeover, courtesy of The Hartz Mountain Corporation. Dogs that were scheduled to attend the Mayor's Alliance Animal Adoption Day in Prospect Park on Sunday, May 18th, were bathed, clipped, and cleaned in preparation for their new homes. Over twenty dogs, ranging from a 15-pound Puggle (Pug/Beagle mix) to a 190-pound Neapolitan Mastiff, had complete Hartz makeovers by Hartz employees. Each pet had its ears cleaned, nails trimmed, and a bath with a fresh smelling Hartz shampoo. The final steps of the Hartz beauty regime included a quick teeth cleaning and a Hartz Conditioning Spray body spritz.

The event was coordinated in honor of May's "Be Kind to Animals" celebration. "Hartz is a company of animal lovers," said Dr. Jill Richardson, Director of Consumer Relations at Hartz, "Helping out homeless pets is a great way to show our support to our animal community"

The New York City Animal Care & Control is the largest pet organization in the Northeast, with an estimated number of 44,000 animals rescued each year. As a not-for-profit organization since 1995, New York City Animal Care & Control has been responsible for New York City's municipal shelter system, rescuing, caring for, and finding loving homes for homeless and abandoned animals in New York City. New York City Animal Care & Control facilities operate in all five boroughs of New York City.

To view adoptable NYC pets and to learn more about the New York City Animal Care & Control, you can visit


The Hartz Mountain Corporation is the leading manufacturer and marketer of pet care products in the United States and Canada. For over 80 years, Hartz has provided pet owners with the highest quality products — innovative solutions developed with proven science and love for companion animals. The company offers more than 1,500 products for dogs, cats, birds, small animals, reptiles and fish, each dedicated to the health and well-being of household pets. The Hartz Mountain Corporation is owned by Sumitomo Corporation of America (SCOA), together with its parent, Sumitomo Corporation, Japan (SC), an integrated global trading company. For more information please visit


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