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Calling All Entries for Rescue Animal Stories! September 16, 2011

Filed under: Contest — Gabby Wild @ 12:45 PM

Do you have or had a pet (domestic species) that was rescued from a shelter or terrible environment? If so, tell me about it! I’m taking short story entries for such tales of its rescue.

Natural Balance L.I.T. Prizes

The winner gets two bags of Dick Van Patten’s Natural Balance Limited Ingredient Treats for dogs in two flavors: Brown Rice and Lamb Meal and Sweet potato and Chicken. Read on to find out entry requirements and prize details.

Entry Requirements:

– There is no limitation to who can enter THEIR OWN PERSONAL story;

– Only 1 entry per entrant will be accepted;

– Must be a story about an animal YOU rescued. (500 word limit)

Must be submitted by midnight on Friday, October 21st!

– Winner will be announced by Halloween

How To Enter:

– Write your story (Times New Roman Font, size 12, single spaced) in a Word document (max 500 words);

MUST include the following information at the top of your story:

a) Your first and last name;

b) Animal’s name and species;

c) Your address;

d) Your best reachable telephone number;

e) Your email address.

* Only the winner’s name, animal’s name, and animal’s species will be released unless otherwise specified by entrant.

– Email your  story and a photo of your animal to me (Gabby Wild):

* Entrants are encouraged to sign up to the blog email subscription

Prizes Include:

– Posting of the Winner’s story and photo on the Gabby Wild blog;

– 2 bags of Dick Van Patten’s Natural Balance Limited Ingredient Treats (Gabby Wild will handle shipping fees).

Ingredients in Dick Van Patten’s Natural Balance L.I.T.:

*** These bone-shaped biscuits are all natural, made with no corn, soy, wheat, artificial flavors or colors. They are great for adult dogs as well as puppies.

Flavor #1: Brown Rice and Lamb Meal Formula Treats: Brown Rice, Rice, Rice Bran, Lamb Meal, Dried Cane Molasses, Canola oil, Natural Flavor, Natural Mixed Tocopherols, Citric Acid

Flavor #2: Sweet Potato and Chicken Forumla Treats: Dried Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes, Potato Protein, Chicken, Chicken Meal, Cane Molasses, Canola Oil, Natural Flavor, Calcium Carbonate, Sodium Chloride, Natural Mixed Tocopherols.

Sponsorship of treats is brought to you by Woofgang Bakery Palm Beach, FL

Good luck writing!

Stay Wild,

Gabby Wild

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2 Responses to “Calling All Entries for Rescue Animal Stories!”

  1. Leah Stetson Says:

    I used to volunteer at an animal shelter in upstate NY and made a promise to the dogs and cats there: I would adopt adult animals, not kittens and puppies. I have two rescue cats and one rescue dog. My dog is a 3 yr old pointer-dachshund from Arkansas, who was abused and abandoned on the side of a highway. I learned about her story on and she was brought up to Maine on a doggie bus. (I have heard some disturbing theories about southern animal shelter programs taking advantage of northeastern animal-lovers but I know I’ve made a difference in this dog’s life.) She came to me underweight, malnourished and timid. She’s now healthy, confident, vocal and energetic, well-loved and gets along well with other dogs. When I walk her and we encounter people with rescue dogs, they tell me I was lucky because my dog is so well-adjusted; she doesn’t growl at people or dogs, and she’s great with kids. The fur on her belly has grown over to hide the ciggerette burn marks she had when I first adopted her Sept. ’09 and she’s over her abandonment issues. She’s not perfect but she’s pretty well-behaved! I have been so overjoyed with having her in my life. We swim and hike together. She’s a great companion and a decent “guard-dog” when she wants to be.

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