Vote for the Dog With the Best Rescue Story

Until September 30, visitors can vote for the winner of the "Doing More for Pets” Rescue Stories Contest.

Until September 30, visitors can vote for the winner of the "Doing More for Pets” Rescue Stories Contest.

Some of the greatest stories ever told are based on true events. Whether it is a heroic tale of endurance or overcoming a life-threatening illness, truth can be more compelling than fiction.

And with that in mind, Purina Pro Plan has begun accepting votes to determine the grand prize winner in the Rally to Rescue “Doing More for Pets” Rescue Stories Contest, a nationwide campaign promoting the amazing but often untold stories of pet rescue.

“Doing More for Pets” honors rescued pets that have overcome great odds to survive and thrive under harrowing circumstances, thanks to the incredible hard work and dedication of small pet rescue organizations.

More than 100 rescue stories were submitted and a judging panel selected 10 success stories that touched their hearts. In addition, actress and pet lover Emily Procter (“CSI: Miami,” “West Wing”), participated in the review process of the 10 finalists.

“The images and stories of these 10 pets are very heart-warming and compelling. I’m in awe of the unwavering spirit of these animals, and I’m honored to help share their incredible stories,” Procter said.

“As an owner of a rescued cat with his own extraordinary story, I really want these pets and the amazing people who rescued them to get the recognition they so truly deserve,” Procter said.

Now through Sept. 30, 2007, visitors can find the 10 finalists’ stories highlighted on www.rallytorescue.org. Animal lovers can visit the site and vote for the dog or cat they believe has made the most significant transformation.

In October, Procter will announce the finalist with the most votes as the winner of the Rally to Rescue “Doing More for Pets” Rescue Stories Contest. The pet rescue organization who nominated the winning pet will receive coupons for $5,000 in Purina Pro Plan brand pet food.

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