DEARBORN, Mich., May 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- WPP's Team Detroit dedicated the month of April to pet welfare with a pet adoption event, animal owner education seminars, and fundraisers that resulted in over $2,500 in donations and vital supplies for a local animal shelter.
Inspired by Nestlé Purina's annual PetCare Pride Day, Team Detroit embarked on a month-long awareness campaign that began with a "shoes to funds" drive and ended with a two-day series of agency events to benefit pets and pet owners.
"Nestlé Purina's commitment to pet welfare is about enriching the lives of pets and the people who love them by partnering with local organizations to accomplish something bigger," said Noricka Greyer, Team Detroit Program Manager, Engage Give Lead and Pro Bono Program Manager. "We host an annual onsite pet adoption but were inspired to do more this year."
The panel discussions focused on raising pets with kids and managing pet stresses. Purina veterinarians Dr. Kurt Venator and Dr. Sara Boland sat down to answer employee questions. Last Day Dog Rescue brought animals and a therapy dog onsite to promote pet adoption.
Employees donated vital supplies – cleaning materials, blankets, towels, toys, food, and treats – to help the shelter continue to make a difference in animals' lives. They also crafted toy companions for the animals with materials provided by local non-profit and pro-bono client, Arts 'n Scraps. The Agency Pet for President Fundraiser donations were matched by Nestlé Purina and donated to Last Day Dog Rescue out of Livonia, Michigan.
"This was an amazing event to be a part of," said Carol Snodgrass, volunteer with Last Day Dog Rescue. "Hopefully after today we will be one step closer to finding the perfect matches and forever homes for some of these animals with Team Detroit employees."
About Team Detroit Based in Dearborn, Michigan, Team Detroit was founded in 2007 as an entirely new model of collaboration that gives marketers access to the breadth of WPP's talent, ideas, and tools. The agency has 36 U.S. offices and employs more than 3,000 worldwide. Outside of the US, the agency is branded as Blue Hive. Clients include Ford Motor Company, Lincoln Motor Company, Johnson Controls, Purina, Ohio Art and the United Way of Southeast Michigan. Visit www.teamdetroit.com for more information.