Pro football and the fall season aren’t the only things that kicked off in September. This month, Bug Bite Thing teamed up with two-time Super Bowl champion, animal advocate and Ryan Animal Rescue Foundation (RARF) President and Founder, Logan Ryan, to raise awareness about tick safety while supporting shelter dogs.
“We are thrilled to join forces with esteemed Florida athlete and animal advocate, Logan Ryan, to bring attention to Lyme disease in dogs and how to prevent tick-borne diseases. His passion for creating programs that improve the lives of animals makes this a natural partnership,” said Bug Bite Thing Founder Kelley Higney. “We look forward to improving the lives of dogs everywhere, from the shelter to their adoption, and encourage people to remain diligent about tick checks on dogs during the fall when it’s still peak tick season.”
What Bug Bite Thing’s Partnership with Logan Ryan Means for Dogs
At Bug Bite Thing, we love our furry friends, and we know Logan and his family do, too (you need to see the photos of their beloved Leonardo!), which made coming together a no-brainer. By combining our efforts, we can benefit thousands of shelter dogs by instructing people on the proper method for tick removal, as well as educating people on the potential serious health consequences of ticks and the importance of their prompt removal.
Wonder how you can help? Now through March 26, 2024, purchases of the Bug Bite Thing Tick Remover on BugBiteThing.com will directly support RARF. To take part in this promotion and support these cuddly canines, purchasers should use the code “RARF20” at checkout, leading the company to donate 20% of the sales proceeds to Ryan Animal Rescue Foundation. The funds will further the organization’s mission of providing the animal welfare community with financial and educational opportunities and improving the lives of animals through adoption.
In addition to financial support, the two organizations will also team up to tackle the tick problem by stopping the problem at the source. In areas where high rates of Lyme disease among dogs have been reported, the pair will make sure animal shelters are geared up with access to Bug Bite Thing’s chemical-free, tick remover tool for both people and pets. This includes the Eastern United States, where more than one in five shelter dogs was infected with heartworm or Lyme disease and Florida, which has a high rate of dogs diagnosed with Lyme disease.
The chances of dogs contracting Lyme disease can be avoided by giving them preventative medications. However, few dogs at animal shelters have received the preventative treatments within the necessary timeline – if at all – and some of them arrive with embedded ticks. By equipping animal shelter employees and volunteers with the tick tool for prompt and proper removal, Bug Bite Thing aims to improve the health and well-being of shelter dogs.
The Humane Society of Tampa Bay, where Ryan volunteers his time, will be one of the locations to receive this in-kind donation.
Protect Your Own Pet This Season—and All Year Round
As the only patented double-sided tick remover that meets CDC guidelines for both people and pets, the Bug Bite Thing’s tweezer tool is a must-have for paw parents and families who enjoy spending time outdoors. Just like the original Bug Bite Thing suction tool that alleviates the effects of insect bites and stings, the tick remover is toxin-free and reusable.
“Bug Bite Thing products are essential tools for our family and pet-friendly lifestyle. We have one in every drawer and don’t leave the house without them. Through our partnership with Bug Bite Thing, we’ll be able to have a positive impact on the lives of many dogs in RARF’s network of animal shelter families,” said Logan.
As dogs across the nation will find protection with help from RARF and Bug Bite Thing, it’s time to give yourself peace of mind by ensuring it for your pup, too. Grab a Bug Bite Thing Tick Remover today… you never know when your four-legged friend will need it, and never want to be stuck without it nearby.