PUEBLO, Colo. - The Professional Bull Riders and DAD'S Pet Foods announced that they are donating 1,000 pounds of dog food and cat food to the Animal Defense League of Texas in San Antonio.
Texans Harve Stewart, Jordan Hupp, Cody Johnson, Stormy Wing, and Mike Lee will lead the nationally televised Professional Bull Riders Built Ford Tough Series back into the AT&T Center this Friday, and Saturday for the Bass Pro Shops Chute Out presented by Cooper Tires. The top two bucking bulls in the world, Asteroid and Bushwacker, are also both scheduled to be in San Antonio.
Each of the Top 35 riders in the world will ride on Friday and Saturday. Bull riding begins at 8 p.m. on Friday, and at 7 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets begin at $10 and are on sale at the AT&T Center box office, www.Ticketmaster.com, and by telephone at (800) 745-3000.
The ADL was established in 1934 "for the prevention of cruelty to animals; to promote kind and humane treatment of animals; and to aid and assist the enforcement of laws enacted for the prevention of animal cruelty."
The Official Pet Food of the PBR, DAD'S Pet Foods plans to donate 1,000 pounds of pet food product to a local humane society, animal rescue, or animal care center in each city the BFTS visits.
ADL began with just a few makeshift chicken-wire cages in response to a need to shelter stray and injured dogs and cats in the San Antonio area. Along with providing basic shelter and care, emphasis has always been placed on adopting animals to homes where they will receive loving care and attention for the rest of their lives.
In 1961, ADL moved to its present location in the easily accessible northeast part of San Antonio. Its campus encompasses more than 12 acres and includes a two-acre pet park. On the property is an Adoption Center with a small retail store, and a separate 5,000-square-foot clinic, which houses their veterinary hospital that provides onsite spay/neuter surgery, surgery for injured and ill animals, and ongoing medical care for all ADL resident animals.
In 2004, a new kennel was built to house dogs. In 2007, two kennels built in 1963 were razed to open space for more play areas. The next area of focus will be updating the cattery.
About the Professional Bull Riders, Inc. (PBR)
The PBR is the world's premier bull riding organization. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the founding of the PBR. In just two decades, the dream of 20 bull riders has become a global sports phenomenon that is televised worldwide. More than 100 million viewers annually watch primetime PBR programming on networks around the world including CBS, CBS Sports Network, NBC, and NBC Sports Network. The PBR has awarded over $100 million in prize money and 25 riders have earned over $1 million, including Justin McBride with $5.5 million - the most of any Western-sports athlete in history. Nearly 2 million fans attend Built Ford Tough Series and Touring Pro Division events each year. For more information on the PBR, go to www.pbr.com, or follow on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PBR, Twitter at http://twitter.com/PBR, and YouTube at http://www.YouTube.com/PBR.
About DAD'S Pet Foods
Ainsworth Pet Nutrition is a fifth generation family-owned and operated company named after one of the company founders, George Ainsworth Lang. Operating as the oldest family owned pet food company in the nation, the company is focused entirely on pets, catering to all segments of the pet food industry. Ainsworth Pet Nutrition has three business units including DAD'S Pet Care, Ainsworth Specialty Brands and Ainsworth Custom. The company makes pet food at all ends of the product spectrum, from brands that offer sound nutrition and convenience to ultra-premium specialty foods. Ainsworth Pet Nutrition is committed to food safety and manufactures all of its pet food in the United States using whole grains and quality meats that can be traced throughout the entire supply chain. To learn more about Ainsworth Pet Nutrition, visit www.ainsworthpets.com. To learn more about DAD'S Pet Foods, visit www.dadspetfoods.com or follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/dadspetcare.
Follow Jack Carnefix on Twitter @JackCarnefix.
© 2013 PBR Inc. All rights reserved.