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Famous Facebook Dog Inspires Community to Take Over Shelter

Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) March 06, 2015

The Facebook page of Arbor, a former stray dog, has inspired the Las Vegas community to call for a new organization to operate their local shelter. Arbor was adopted a few years ago from the shelter, which is now in jeopardy of losing its municipal shelter services contract to No Kill Las Vegas, a non-profit organization founded by Arbors owners. (Source: Las Vegas Review Journal, http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/las-vegas/competing-agencies-contend-animal-shelter-contract 3/1/15)

Arbors Facebook page (@Go Vegas Dog), which has over 500,000 followers, was originally a place to demonstrate her unique talents. Her parents Jennifer and Bryce Henderson discovered early on that she had a knack for learning tricks, such as painting with a brush in her mouth. As a result, Arbor has been featured on Good Morning America, appeared in newspapers around the world, and sold her paintings for thousands of dollars at fundraising auctions. (Sources: Good Morning America, http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/gma-dog-dog-arbor-takes-jasmine-16242801, 4/20/12;)

Today, however, Arbors Facebook page focuses on a much more serious issue the No Kill movement that has been transforming open-admission shelters nationwide. There are now over 250 communities in the United States where the local shelter is saving 90% or more of the animals they take in, we know we could do the same thing here in Las Vegas, states Bryce Henderson, President of No Kill Las Vegas. (Source: http://www.outthefrontdoor.com)

The Hendersons formed No Kill Las Vegas just over a year ago and already boasts 1,600 members. The support we have received from the community is overwhelming, people here have been wanting change for awhile, they just didnt feel they had a voice, but now when Arbor barks, people listen, says Henderson. In addition to their reach on social media, No Kill Las Vegas is also using radio ads, the local media and billboards to educate and mobilize the community.

Arbor and No Kill Las Vegas have already had some success following a series of rallies and a petition drive. On February 17th, in a room packed full of No Kill Las Vegas supporters, Clark County Commissioners decided to delay a decision to renew the current provider’s contract until March 17th, in order to give No Kill Las Vegas time to put in a proposal. (Source: http://animalfoundation.com/tag/8-news-now/, Decision on Animal Shelter Contract Delayed, 2/17/15)

Arbor has been such an inspiration to us, says Henderson. Its amazing the difference one dog with a Facebook page can make.

No Kill Las Vegas can be followed by following Go Vegas Dog on Facebook and Official_NKLV on Twitter.

For further media requests, you can reach out to No Kill Las Vegas President, Bryce Henderson, at 702-830-1615.

NKLV is a nonprofit organization operating out of Las Vegas, Nevada. Their goal is to bring about a No Kill Las Vegas and save the lives of at least 90% of the homeless, healthy, adoptable animals in our community.


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CEI Urges Fleet Drivers to Take the Pledge Against Distracted Driving

Trevose, PA (PRWEB) March 31, 2015

The CEI Group, Inc. (CEI), a fleet driver management company, is urging all fleets recognize April as Distracted Driving Awareness month by asking fleet drivers to sign a nationwide pledge to avoid distracted driving.

The downloadable pledge appears on the web site of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, at http://www.distraction.gov . It reads:

“The fight to end distracted driving starts with you. Make the commitment to drive phone-free today.

Distracted driving kills and injures thousands of people each year. I pledge to:

Protect lives by never texting or talking on the phone while driving.
Be a good passenger and speak out if the driver in my car is distracted.
Encourage my friends and family to drive phone-free.”

Despite all the attention, distracted driving accidents are becoming more frequent, said Brian Kinniry, CEIs senior director of strategic account services. And while the focus is on teen drivers, studies show that every age group is using cell phones and texting when behind the wheel.

Mr. Kinniry noted that studies have proven that hands-free cell phone use is just as dangerous as hand-held, because its the conversation itself that interferes with recognizing road hazards.

The best policy for using a cell phone while on the road is to shut it off when you enter your vehicle, and use it only after youve pulled off the road and are stopped in safe place, he said.

About CEI

As the fleet industrys foremost provider of fleet driver management services, CEI combines technology-enhanced vehicle accident, driver safety and fleet programs that reduce accident-related costs.

Its provider network consists of some 4,000 collision repair shops throughout the United States and Canada, and includes nearly 1,000 truck collision repair centers. Its customers include self-insured, commercial, and institutional and government fleets, directly and through alliances with fleet leasing companies. CEI also provides vehicle direct repair program outsourcing to leading property and casualty insurance companies.

Founded in 1983, CEI has headquarters near Philadelphia, PA, and field sales offices in Trevose, PA, Tulsa, OK, Atlanta, GA, and Minneapolis, MN. In 2000, CEI launched its DriverCare solution, which includes fleet risk management, MVR ordering and compliance, on-line and behind-the-wheel driver safety training and a safety newsletter. For more information about CEI, please visit ceinetwork.com

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