Merrick’s ‘mutt movement’ seeks better-quality dog food for all dogs

A “mutt movement” began Oct. 2 in Union Square, New York City.

The protest, sponsored by Merrick Pet Care, included pets and pet parents to raise awareness about the need for better-quality dog food for all dogs. It’s called Doggupy: Food Worthy of a Fork.

Animal Media’s pet lifestyle expert Wendy Diamond was in attendance. She lost her adopted Maltese, Lucky, to spleen cancer this year.

Attendees camped out for a few hours, carried signs, and rallied with furry protestors to call attention to the health of dogs across the United States.

Diamond is teaming up with the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals to help bring public awareness to canine cancer and how the environment and pet food plays a consequential role.

Dog lovers can also sign a “pawtition” to raise donations of nutritious food for local shelter dogs throughout the city. Merrick Pet Care will be donating healthy food to local shelter animals in partnership with the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals.

Follow the action on Twitter at #doggupy or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/merrickpetcare.

For more information about Wendy Diamond and Animal Fair, visit www.animalfair.com.

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