LOVELAND, Colo., Dec. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Heska Corporation (Nasdaq: HSKA, "Heska" or the "Company"), announced today that based on total votes received, the Colorado-based organization, Pets Forever, has been awarded $25,000 as the grand prize winner in the 2010 Inspiration in Action contest.
Helping low-income elderly, ill or disabled people to maintain ownership of their pets for as long as possible, Pets Forever provides direct services and pet care for owners who particularly benefit from the human/animal bond (http://csuvets.colostate.edu/petsforever.html). Heska also awarded a second place prize of $5,000 to World Vets - a non-profit that provides free veterinary aid worldwide (http://worldvets.org/).
"This contest recognizes the contributions of some truly inspiring professionals," said Robert Grieve, Heska's Chairman and CEO. "With nearly 11,000 votes counted, all four finalists received strong support from animal lovers across the country. We encourage the public to continue their support of veterinary professionals who dedicate their lives to promote healthy outcomes for both people and pets."
Heska plans to celebrate with this year's winner sometime in January. For more details on how to support the winning organizations, as well as the runners up, please visit www.heska.com/action.
Heska Corporation (Nasdaq: HSKA) sells advanced veterinary diagnostic and other specialty veterinary products. Heska's state-of-the-art offerings to its customers include diagnostic instruments and supplies as well as single use, point-of-care tests, pharmaceuticals and vaccines. The company's core focus is on the canine and feline markets where it strives to provide high value products and unparalleled customer support to veterinarians. For further information on Heska and its products, visit the company's website at www.heska.com.
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