So we’re reprinting their press release and asking anyone who may be interested in receiving the free Pledge Fabric Sweeper to help control the hair left behind by their adorable shedder to leave us a comment!
The Press Release…
RACINE, Wis., April 15, 2009 /PRNewswire/ — Meet Buster, a nine-year-old cat with tons of energy, and Ace, a five-year-old white German Shepherd who loves ice cream. Buster and Ace were chosen as grand champions in the “Show Off Your Shedder” contest, a national pet photo contest created by SC Johnson and the Pledge™ Fabric Sweeper for Pet Hair. Buster and Ace and their thrilled owner, Heather Fireman of Berkley, Mich., took home $5,000 cash and a year’s supply of the new Pledge™ Fabric Sweeper for Pet Hair on behalf of their triumph.
The “Show Off Your Shedder” contest was conducted in celebration of America’s love for its four-pawed family members. Though pets have their quirks, like stealing socks, biting ankles and shedding hair all over the home, 63 percent of families are proud pet owners who put up with their pets’ quirks and bad habits.1 To enter the “Show Off Your Shedder” contest, thousands of pet owners submitted a photo of their favorite furball enjoying (or sneaking) a coveted moment on a piece of furniture.
America’s grand prize “shedders” and two runners-up were chosen out of 10 finalists based on the photo’s theme, innovation, creativity, inspiration and originality. Contest runners-up included Sammy, a yellow Labrador Retriever from Port St. Lucie, Fla., and Hugo and Sadie, a Beagle and a Jack Russell Terrier mix, respectively, from Cleveland Heights, Ohio. Each took home a year’s supply of the new Pledge™ Fabric Sweeper for Pet Hair for their winning photos.
“Congratulations to the precious pets who are so obviously adored by their owners and families,” said Kelly Semrau, SC Johnson Vice President of Global Public Affairs and Communication. “At SC Johnson, we know pets are a significant part of the family. The new Pledge™ Fabric Sweeper for Pet Hair allows families to spend less time worrying about pet hair and more time enjoying their pets.”
The Grand Prize “Shedders” – Buster and Ace
The winning photo captures Buster and Ace, the grand-prize dog and cat curled up together for a nap on the couch.
“Buster and Ace are such important parts of our family,” said Fireman. “They are unique in that Buster, our elderly kitty, is a ball of energy while Ace, our big dog, is very shy and timid.”
Buster, who enjoys chasing a laser pointer, has no interest in “people food” while Ace, who is afraid of his own shadow, is crazy about chicken and ice cream.
The Furry Runners-Up – Sammy, Hugo and Sadie
Three furry runners-up also celebrated fame and success. Louise Carlon of Port St. Lucie, Fla., submitted the winning photo of her dog, Sammy, snoozing on the sofa. Jessica Davis of Cleveland Heights, Ohio, submitted the winning photo of her dogs, Hugo and Sadie, curled up on a cozy quilt.
About the “Show Off Your Shedder” Contest
The “Show Off Your Shedder” contest was conducted in celebration of America’s love for its four-pawed furry family members. To enter the contest, thousands of pet owners submitted a photo of their favorite furball enjoying (or sneaking) a coveted moment on a piece of furniture. Ten finalists were selected, of which three were awarded prizes. For more information, visit www.showoffyourshedder.com. Winning photos are available upon request.
About the Pledge™ Fabric Sweeper for Pet Hair
Pledge™ Fabric Sweeper for Pet Hair is the first time Pledge® has entered the upholstered furniture category. It is an innovative, handheld solution that quickly and effectively solves the age-old problem of living with beloved pets – the removal of unwanted pet hair from furniture. You simply slide Pledge™ Fabric Sweeper for Pet Hair side to side in short strokes over upholstered furniture and the rollers grab, lift and trap pet hair inside of the device. The Pledge™ Fabric Sweeper for Pet Hair is self cleaning – as you go in one direction, one roller picks up the pet hair from the surface. When you go in the other direction, the second roller cleans off the first and pushes the pet hair inside.
Pledge™ Fabric Sweeper for Pet Hair is available at mass-merchandise stores such as Target, Walmart, and many more with a suggested retail price of $4.99. Find it by the other Pledge® products.
For more information, please visit www.pledge.com.
SC Johnson is a family-owned and managed business dedicated to innovative, high-quality products, excellence in the workplace and a long-term commitment to the environment and the communities in which it operates. Based in the USA, the company is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of household cleaning products and products for home storage, air care, personal care and insect control. It markets such well-known brands as EDGE®, GLADE®, OFF!®, PLEDGE®, RAID®, SCRUBBING BUBBLES®, SHOUT®, WINDEX® and ZIPLOC® in the U.S. and beyond, with brands marketed outside the U.S. including AUTAN®, BAYGON®, BRISE®, ECHO®, KABIKILLER®, KLEAR®, and MR. MUSCLE®. The 123-year old company, with more than $8 billion in sales, employs approximately 12,000 people globally and sells products in more than 110 countries. www.scjohnson.com
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