Joplin Humane Society wins popularity contest
November 06, 2013
The Joplin Humane Society was one of six non-profits to win the "Vetericyn Loves Animals" charity contest. The prize was a year's supply of Vetericyn wound and skin care products. The local group was amongst the winners that received the most votes out of a total of 129 groups nominated on the Vetericyn website. The groups were categorized by those who serve primrily small animals (cats, dogs, exotics, etc.) and those that serve large animals (horses, mules, donkeys, etc.). Voting took place for four weeks on the Vetericyn Facebook page with more than 32,000 votes coming in for all the charities. The top three from each category were deemed winners.

Also winning in the small animal category were Marley's Mutts Dog Rescue of Tehachapi, California that saves death-row dogs in Kern County's high kill animal shelters and Suncoast Basset Rescue of Gainesville, Florida that rescues this particular breed from abusive, abandoned and unwanted situations.

The large animal winners were Beauty's Haven Farm of Morriston, Florida working to make horse slaughter illegal, RVR Horse Rescue of Riverview, Florida rehabilitating horses and farm animals and Central Virginia Horse Rescue of Brodnax, Virginia committed to the rehabilitation of needy horses in south central, central and southside Virginia.


Editor's note: Based in Rialto, California, Innovacyn Inc., a privately held company, is the maker of the brand name Vetericyn, providing one-step wound and skin care products for animals. In July 2012 Robert C. Burlingame, CEO of Innovacyn, Inc. received a warning letter from the Los Angeles District of the Food and Drug Administration advising him to cease and desist in manufacturing adulterated products and advertising unapproved new animal drugs. See the full letter here We guess that the contest was to make amends.

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