FRANKLIN, Tenn., Sept. 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- As a family and company that celebrates the special relationship between cats and their owners, Jacqueline Badger Mars and Mars Petcare are proud to sponsor the upcoming Smithsonian's Arthur M. Sackler Gallery exhibition – "Divine Felines: Cats of Ancient Egypt." Through world-famous Egyptian works of art, the exhibition opening on Oct. 14, 2017 explores the celebrated roles of cats in Ancient Egypt.
"People have been sharing their lives with domesticated pets for more than 10,000 years. The rich history shared in the 'Divine Felines' exhibition on view at the Sackler Gallery helps to demonstrate the relationship that people and cats have enjoyed," said Mark Johnson, president, Mars Petcare North America. "At Mars Petcare, we believe that pets make life better. They are our best friends. They help keep us active, and they offer unconditional love. Being part of this fascinating exhibition brings to life our core belief that pets make the world a better place."
Mars Petcare is encouraging cat lovers everywhere to join this celebration by submitting photos of their own divine felines for a chance to win a weekend trip for two to Washington D.C. to see and experience the exhibition for themselves, as well as receive a Mars Petcare cat food and treats prize pack. Fans can enter now through Oct. 15, 2017 by submitting photos of their feline friends on http://woobox.com/ptysjt. Photo entries may be featured in a slideshow gallery on display at the Smithsonian. A winner will be chosen at random and announced on National Cat Day (Oct. 29).
Mars Petcare is excited to support this special showcase of the love between cats and their owners knowing what we feed our pets is an essential way to express this devotion.
"Divine Felines" opens to the public on Oct. 14, 2017 as part of the Smithsonian's Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery reopening weekend celebration. Running through Jan. 15, 2018, the exhibition showcases 80 objects from the Brooklyn Museum's renowned Egyptian collection, including statues, amulets, textiles, as well as other ancient Egyptian feline artifacts from the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History. For more information on the reopening weekend festivities and events, visit asia.si.edu/reopening.
About Mars Petcare
Mars Petcare US is the U.S. operations of the world's largest petcare company at the privately-held Mars, Incorporated. Mars Petcare US produces some of the world's most beloved pet care brands, including PEDIGREE® Food and Treats for Dogs, CESAR® Canine Cuisine, IAMS™ Pet Food, SHEBA® Entrees for Cats, WHISKAS® Food for Cats, GREENIES™ Dental Chews and PILL POCKETS™ Treats, NUTRO™ Pet Food, EUKANUBA™ Pet Food and TEMPTATIONS™ Treats for Cats, as well as exclusive brands products for some of the leading retailers in the U.S. Headquartered in Franklin, Tenn., more than 3,700 Mars Petcare US associates make, sell and distribute its high-quality pet food from 20 manufacturing facilities located in communities across the U.S. For more information, please visit www.mars.com.
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