Your “Bone” Vivant: Better Cities for Pets™


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Hello there, WC Dog Lovers!

Screen Shot 2017-04-05 at 11.56.50 AMI have some exciting news, folks! There is a new initiative launching that will help make our community more pet-friendly. Mars Petcare knows pets are good for communities and good for our health, so they are passionate about making our community more pet-friendly. BETTER CITIES FOR PETS™ is a program that aims to create enough places for every dog and cat to live, visit and play by supporting shelters, homes, businesses and parks. They are setting out to develop a model for what a pet-friendly city should look like through design, development and partnerships. Their hopes are to get this model adopted by business, government, nonprofit and community partners across over the nation.

Mars Petcare is headquartered right here in WC, so they are looking to their own backyard of Franklin to develop a pilot program. Their goals are to address the millions of homeless pets with hopes to eliminate bans on pets in housing developments and laws that keep pets out of public places. The BETTER CITIES FOR PETS™ pilot program includes:

Screen Shot 2017-04-05 at 11.57.22 AM• Providing safe and welcoming shelters that lead to forever homes.

• Encouraging pet-friendly, responsible homes for pets.

• Welcoming more pets into local businesses.

• Giving pets plenty of park space to play.

I don’t know about you, but I am very excited about this! More car rides with my Momma! You can stay up to date on the latest efforts for BETTER CITIES FOR PETS™, learn about current participants and upcoming events at or

Wiggle bottom and slobbery smooches to you and yours!

Ollie Pup

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