Dog Tag Art, makers of high-quality pet id tags, today announced their donation of $10,000 to Brother Wolf Animal Rescue (BWAR) during a special event at Brother Wolf’s adoption center. The donation will support BWAR’s no-kill initiatives and help cover medical costs for at risk animals. The event was held to wrap up Dog Tag Art’s three month long “To the Rescue, Superhero Tour” to support rescue animals and shelters.
"Dog Tag Art is very community oriented and all about giving back and we are as well so we feel our missions really do align," said Denise Bitz, founder of Brother Wolf Animal Rescue, North Carolina’s largest no-kill rescue organization.
“Our first stop on the “To The Rescue, Superhero Tour” was at Brother Wolf and we’re thrilled to end our tour here at Brother Wolf with a $10,000 donation to support our shared mission of saving animals,” said Jack Carrier, Dog Tag Art owner and founder.
"This donation will be used to offset the ever climbing medical bills we have in our no-kill mission and an increase of at-risk animals here in Buncombe County. We're spending near $30,000 a month in medical alone so this money will be used to really support those needs," said Bitz.
About the “To The Rescue, Superhero Tour”
Jack Carrier conceived of the "To the Rescue, Superhero Tour" as a fun way to bring awareness to the importance of IDing pets. It's reported that when a pet wears an ID tag, their chances of being returned increases from 30% to over 90%, and Dog Tag Art has a mission to "keep best friends together."
Another part of their mission is to support shelters, rescues, and animal organizations through their Tag Donation Program which launched in 2011. Since then, Dog Tag Art has donated 6,000 custom tags, a retail value of $78,000.
"With our To the Rescue, Superhero Tour, we have the chance to support the real superheroes --the rescue animals-- and to give back to the shelters that work so hard to give them a chance at a better life," said Carrier.
"People that get pet ids are people that want their pets at home, off the streets and out of the shelter. That's really what our mission is as well-- to keep pets out of the shelter system. There's no better way to do that than by IDing your pet," Carole Smith, Manager of Business Relationships at BWAR. “While microchips are important, a lot of people don't even know to scan them so rather than being done with id tags, it's important that both are used in tandem to keep pets safe.”
About Dog Tag Art
Dog Tag Art makes high-quality personalized pet ID tags featuring a sturdy recycled steel core and permanent graphics. Customers can go to dogtagart.com to design their own one-of-a-kind tags using custom text, personal photos or imagery, or select from hundreds of artist-submitted tag designs. Dog Tag Art has been featured on Regis and Kelly, as well as in publication including The New York Post, and Dog Fancy.
About Brother Wolf Animal Rescue
Brother Wolf Animal Rescue, located in Asheville, NC, was founded in 2007 to provide the resources and life-saving programs to build a No-Kill community. As a grassroots organization, BWAR operates a one-of-a-kind adoption center that is open to the public 365 days a year, making it easy to adopt, volunteer, and become involved in their No-Kill mission.