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Cardinal Laboratories Supports “Pup My Ride” Program and Baldwin Park Animal Care Center

February 24, 2010

Actress Denise Richards, Cardinal President/CEO Tony De Vos, Model Joanna Krupa of Dancing with the Stars, and Lance Hunter, the Manager of the Baldwin Park Animal Care Center (Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control)

AZUSA, CA – (For Immediate Release) – Cardinal Laboratories, a leading pet product manufacturer, has lent its support to the Baldwin Park Animal Care Center (part of the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control), an innovative program that provides interstate transportation for small dogs so they can be placed in new homes.  Cardinal recently donated a pallet of canine health supplies to the shelter for use in conjunction with the “Pup My Ride” program.

An innovative rescue effort that is already saving some 800 dogs a year, Pup My Ride is a partnership between the Best Friends Animal Society and The Jason Debus Heigl Foundation, which was started by actress Katherine Heigl and her mother Nancy. The program transports dogs out of shelters where the demand for small pets is lower and into facilities where they can be placed in new homes. Founded in 2007, the program has moved small dogs to and from every area of the country from California to New York.

“Every two weeks Best Friends Animal Society picks up 30 small dogs from the Baldwin Park Animal Care Center, and transports them to other No Kill Shelters where the small dog shelter population is not as high,” said De Vos.  “This is a wonderful program that has already proven to be very successful.  Of course, the program has created demands on the shelter, so Cardinal Laboratories is happy to help out.  It was very easy for us to make the decision to get on board with this program, because we believe in its mission – and it works!”

Cardinal has committed itself to making ongoing material donations to the Baldwin Park Animal Care Center to help it keep up with the demands created by the successful Pup My Ride program.

Actress Denise Richards and model Joanna Krupa of Dancing With The Stars fame, both of whom are avid supporters of the Pup My Ride program, were on hand at the Baldwin Park Animal Care Center for Cardinal’s donation.

For more information, visit the Cardinal Laboratories website at or call 1-800-433-7387.

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