SPCA International and Bark Busters Launch Reusable Bag Program to Help the Environment and Save the Lives of Animals

In support of Earth Day, SPCA International and Bark Busters encourage consumers to reduce, recycle and reuse in the name of animals

April 22, 2009 // Franchising.com // Englewood, Colo.— In observance of Earth Day, the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals International and Bark Busters, the world's largest dog training company, announced the launch of their Partner for Pups Reusable Bag Program. The program was created for pet lovers to demonstrate environmentally responsible habits by using reusable bags for shopping to reduce the amount of plastic grocery bags in landfills and the environment and reduce animal deaths caused by these plastic bags. In addition to helping the environment and wildlife, all proceeds support SPCA International's animal and shelter programs.

"We are delighted to partner with SPCA International on this program to help raise awareness of animal and environmental issues and to teach good pet-parenting practices," said Liam Crowe, CEO and master dog behavioral therapist of Bark Busters USA. "By participating in this program, we can all contribute to a healthier environment, the safety of animals, and provide the resources people need to adopt and keep animals as members of their families."

Made from sturdy, premium-quality, tear-resistant and water-repellent material, the bags are 100% recyclable and reusable. The reusable bags are available for purchase through www.BarkBustersBoutique.com.

With over 380 billion plastic bags used in the U.S. annually, it is no wonder many of them harm animals. When plastic bags are discarded, they not only contaminate our soil and waterways, but they also can choke, strangle, and starve wildlife. Once in the environment, many plastic bags take hundreds of years to break down and some cost animals their lives.

Proceeds from the Partner for Pups Reusable Bag Program will go to support SPCA International's programs, such as Operation Baghdad Pups, an initiative that provides assistance to military personnel who wish to transport companion dogs from the war zone in the Middle East to their home in the United States.

About SPCA International

The mission of SPCA International is to raise awareness of the abuse of animals to a global level, to teach and foster good pet-parenting practices, and to promote spay and neuter programs around the world with the goal of eradicating the need to euthanize healthy and adoptable companion animals. www.SPCA.com also provides a global information and referral resource to animal guardians and advocates throughout the world and to those who seek a shelter or wish to adopt a shelter animal.

About Bark Busters

Bark Busters, the world's largest, most trusted dog training company, started in Australia in 1989 and came to the United States in 2000. Since inception, more than 500,000 dogs have been trained worldwide using its dog-friendly, natural methods. With 250+ franchised offices in 41 states and more than 400 offices in 10 countries, Bark Busters is continuing its mission to build a global network of dog behavioral therapists to enhance responsible dog ownership and reduce the possibility of maltreatment, abandonment and euthanasia of companion dogs. Bark Busters is the only international dog training company that offers guaranteed lifetime support. SPCA International selected Bark Busters dog behavioral training services as the "Best of the Best" in its category. No other training company or dog trainer received such a distinction.

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