Wishbones for Pets Announces New Volunteer Staff

Plymouth, MA – April 24, 2006 – Wishbones for Pets, a charitable organization benefiting local pets in need, is pleased to announce two new additions to its volunteer program staff.

Therese Kopiwoda, of PetsitUSA.com in Austin, TX will be serving as Editorial Director. In her new role, Therese will work closely with founder Janet Depathy, to raise awareness of the program through the Wishbones website and other avenues. Therese wholeheartedly believes in the Wishbones for Pets philosophy and cause, and is pleased to lend her expertise into helping further its success.

Ann Scott, owner of Furry Friends Pet Sitting in Barre, MA will be assisting as Membership Communications Coordinator. She will be working with pet sitters and other businesses that wish to learn more about the program. She’ll be answering general questions on how to get started and what is involved. Ann offered Wishbones for Pets last year and lives in a rural area. In the height of Hurricane Katrina, she collected over $200 for her charity and was very pleased with the results for her first year as a Wishbones for Pets representative.

Depathy says of the new Wishbones volunteers, “Any new project or program being organized takes commitment and belief from its volunteers. I am pleased to have these two special people involved who will bring forth their special talents to help Wishbones for Pets grow. Pet sitters can make a difference in the lives of pets that need a forever home and having Therese and Ann to spread the word of this worthwhile cause is certainly a Wishbone for pets in need, and for me!”

Wishbones for Pets is a charitable organization hosted exclusively by pet sitters to collect and distribute pet goods/funds for local pet shelters and other pet related agencies in their own community. Pet sitters contact local businesses, who in turn place a collection bin in their business for patrons to donate pet-related items. Items collected are then delivered to the chosen pet charity during the week of Thanksgiving. It turns out to be a win/win/win situation for everyone involved. It raises public awareness of the services of professional pet sitters, recognizes participating businesses, and most importantly benefits pets in need.

The Wishbones for Pets program was started in 2004 by Janet Depathy, a professional pet sitter in Plymouth, MA. It runs from mid-October through the last week after Thanksgiving.