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Wishbones for Pets announces 2009 pet charity drive

Plymouth, MA – June 12, 2009 – Wishbones for Pets, a charitable organization benefiting pets in need and hosted by pet sitters throughout North America, is pleased to announce the dates of its annual pet goods/funds drive.

The 2009 Wishbones for Pets drive will begin on October 15 and run through the Thanksgiving weekend. During this time professional pet sitters in the United States and Canada will work with businesses in their local communities to collect pet products, food, and funds that will benefit a pet-related charity, also in their local area. Participating businesses will provide donation boxes for their customers and clients where they will be able to contribute to pets in need . The Wishbones for Pets pet sitter representatives will then deliver the collected items to the chosen pet charity the week after Thanksgiving.

“This will be the sixth year professional pet sitters from the US and Canada have worked under the Wishbones for Pets name to help pets in their local communities,” said Janet Depathy, founder of Wishbones for Pets. “The number of people that have participated over the years shows clearly how important pets are in our lives. Everyone involved; pet sitters, businesses, and donors have helped a tremendous number of pets over the years and we look forward to helping many more this year. ”

Pet sitters wishing to take part in the program are invited to visit the Wishbones for Pets website, where they’ll find information on how to register as a representative in their area. They’ll also find information on how to get started. Similarly, non-profit pet welfare groups are encouraged to contact pet sitters in their local area to invite them to be a representative for their organization. Working together, pet sitters and pet welfare groups can make a difference for many pets in need.

The Wishbones for Pets website contains a list of pet sitter representatives throughout the country who are participating this year. To find one in your area go to www.wishbonesforpets.com.

Wishbones for Pets was started in 2004 by Janet Depathy, a professional pet sitter in Plymouth, MA. It is the first pet sitter related charity open to all professional pet sitters in North America, and runs annually from mid-October through the week after Thanksgiving. For more information on Wishbones for Pets, see their website at www.wishbonesforpets.com.