Boehringer Ingelheim and Atlanta Braves Foundation Partner to Support Shelter Dogs in Need

Staff Report From Georgia CEO

Tuesday, April 30th, 2024

Boehringer Ingelheim, the largest animal health company in Georgia and its NexGard® PLUS (afoxolaner, moxidectin, and pyrantel chewable tablets) product, and the Atlanta Braves Foundation, the non-profit arm of the Atlanta Braves, are proud to announce a collaborative effort to support shelter adoptions across Braves Country.

The Dog Days of Summer adoption program will take place inside Truist Park, providing a unique opportunity for baseball fans and animal lovers to add a new member to their family. The shelter dog adoptions will be held on Tuesday home games throughout the summer, including May 14, May 28, June 18, July 2, July 23, August 6, and August 20.

On August 21, there will be a special on-field check presentation to the Ozzie Albies Foundation during the Braves home game against the Philadelphia Phillies to support shelter animals. To celebrate Ozzie Albies and his love for dogs, a limited edition bobblehead featuring his dog, Puchi, will be available for the first 15,000 fans. While supplies last.

"We are incredibly excited to be part of this pet-centric initiative," said Daniel Watkins, Head of U.S. Pet at Boehringer Ingelheim. "We are committed to making a positive impact in our communities and what better way to achieve this than by aligning with the Atlanta Braves Foundation to improve the lives of shelter animals in need. 

“We are excited to expand our Dog Days of Summer pet adoption program with Boehringer Ingelheim. In partnership with Ozzie Albies and the Ozzie Albies Foundation, this program has helped over a dozen dogs find loving forever homes over the past two seasons. The new bobblehead of Ozzie Albies and his dog Puchi will be a great visual representation of this program and the Braves’ dedication to helping shelter pets,” said Danielle Bedasse, Vice President of Community Affairs and Executive Director of the Atlanta Braves Foundation. 

In addition to providing much-needed resources, Boehringer Ingelheim is also working to raise awareness about the importance of adopting shelter animals. This partnership is a testament to the company's mission to improve the lives of both humans and animals.

"Adopting a shelter animal is more than just bringing a pet into your home, it's about giving these wonderful creatures a second chance at life," said Dr. Julie Ryan Johnson, Associate Director of Shelters at Boehringer Ingelheim. "At Boehringer Ingelheim, we are committed to supporting this cause and encouraging more people to consider adoption. Every pet deserves a loving home, and every home deserves the unconditional love a pet brings."

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