The Nutro Company, a leading manufacturer of natural pet food products, is encouraging dog owners nationwide to apply for grant support to help enhance their local dog parks during the third annual ROOM TO RUN™ Dog Park Appreciation Project. This year, The Nutro Company has expanded ROOM TO RUN™, a community program designed to support public, non-profit dog parks and off-leash areas, to encourage greater community engagement. Thirty, $2,000 grants will be awarded on a rolling basis (through October 2012) to help fund enhancement efforts in public, non-profit dog parks serving local communities in the U.S.
Dog park enhancements may range from:
• General repairs and maintenance (e.g., painting benches, repairing fences)
• Installation of new agility equipment
• Updates to water system
• Creation of a poop bag center
“Enhancing dog parks is a natural fit for The Nutro Company, as we’ve had a long-standing commitment to promote a healthy lifestyle for pets by producing natural pet food for more than 80 years,” said Kent Cunningham, vice president of Marketing for The Nutro Company. “Many of us use our own local dog parks as a place to interact and bond with our dogs, so we’re excited to take ROOM TO RUN™ to the next level by encouraging community members to take action and apply for grant support to help enhance their local parks.”
Since the program’s inception in 2010, ROOM TO RUN™ has committed more than 3,000 man hours to enhance 60 dog parks across North America.
To learn more about the ROOM TO RUN™ Dog Park Appreciation Project, visit The Nutro Company’s Community Initiatives page at nutro.com/about-us/community-initiatives.aspx or find us on Facebook at facebook.com/NutroProducts (and click the ROOM TO RUN™ tab). Grant applications can be found online at easymatch.com/NutroRoomToRun until the September 30, 2012 deadline.
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