Overstock.com Features Animal Advocate Jill Rappaport Focuses on Adoption of Unwanted Pets
SALT LAKE CITY, June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In conjunction with its pet adoptions tab, Overstock.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: OSTK) features a video by Jill Rappaport, animal advocate and former Today Show correspondent, in an effort to place un-wanted pets in loving homes.
Overstock.com launched its pet adoption service in late March of this year. Through the pet adoption service, users have access to real-time updates of adoptable animals in thousands of shelters nationwide and are able to search for particular types and breeds of animal, filter by attributes such as gender, age, color, disposition, etc. just as they currently filter through Overstock.com's products.
"Jill has done so much great work in the way of rescuing animals," said Stormy Simon president of Overstock.com. "She is enhancing our pet adoption service by shining a brighter light on all of the pets that are in need of a good home."
Rappaport is known for her award-winning "Bow To Wow" series, in which shelter dogs were awarded a second chance at life. She also works to inform consumers about the latest health trends for pets. Rappaport recently visited the Humane Society of Utah and filmed a short video featuring five adoptable pets.
"I am so thrilled to be partnering with Overstock.com on 'Jill Rappaport's Shop and Adopt' a merger we are calling 'A Marriage made in Rescue Heaven,' said Rappaport.
"Overstock.com's pet adoption service has been a great asset for us in connecting people looking to adopt a pet to the animals in our shelter," said Jamie Usry, director of development at the Humane Society.
For any interest in adopting the pets featured in the video please contact Jamie Usry at the Humane Society of Utah at 801-413-9324.
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