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PetSafe Donates $5,000 to Tennessee Clean Water Network

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PetSafe Donates $5,000 to Tennessee Clean Water Network


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (July 14, 2014)PetSafe®, an industry brand leader in the development of innovative pet behavioral, containment and lifestyle product solutions and services, has donated $5,000 to Tennessee Clean Water Network (TCWN) in support of its public health project, Bringing Tap Back.


Launched in the summer of 2013, Bringing Tap Back encourages Tennesseans to drink water instead of sugary drinks as a way to fight obesity and diabetes. Funded by a Project Diabetes Grant from the Tennessee Department of Health, the project educates the public about the health benefits of drinking water, while improving access to water with the installation of water bottle refill stations in parks, public places, universities, and schools.


PetSafe’s donation will fund the dog bowl components for five water bottle refill stations with drinking fountains, which will be placed in some of the most high-traffic parks and public spaces in Knoxville.


Renée Hoyos, Executive Director of TCWN, understands how important water and proper hydration is for a dog’s health.


“We are so grateful for PetSafe’s generous donation to Tennessee Clean Water Network’s Bringing Tap Back project,” Hoyos said. “We know people love to get outdoors with their cherished pets. By meeting pets’ water needs we are helping their owners to be healthier. This is a win-win situation for everyone.””


Jim Tedford, Director of Animal Welfare Initiatives at PetSafe, believes in the power of supporting philanthropy in the community.


“PetSafe is proud to support projects like Bringing Tap Back, dedicated to improving animal welfare and making our communities a better place to live,” Tedford said. “We understand the importance of water for everyone’s health and are happy to be able to help improve the welfare of Knoxville’s dogs with the new water stations.”


PetSafe is dedicated to improving the lives of pets through proper hydration. As part of Pet Hydration Month this July, PetSafe is helping educate pet owners about the importance of providing pets with access to fresh, clean water. For more information about proper pet hydration, please visit www.petsafe.net/water.


About Tennessee Clean Water Network

Tennessee Clean Water Network (TCWN) is a nonprofit organization created to advocate for strong policies and programs that result in more effective protection and restoration of Tennessee’s waters and to educate organizations, decision-makers and the public about important water resource issues. For more information about TCWN, please visit www.tcwn.org.


About PetSafe®

Headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn., PetSafe® is an industry brand leader in the development of innovative pet behavioral, containment and lifestyle product solutions and services. For more information, please visit www.petsafe.net or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.


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