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Nominate Your Favorite Groomer for Andis’ Hearts and Paws Award!

From expert pet groomers Andis:

Do you know a groomer who would do anything to help an animal in need, who would never turn a blind eye to a homeless pet, who truly enjoys giving back by volunteer dog walking? Andis Company is announcing a new award appropriately titled Andis Hearts & Paws Award to bestow upon the groomer who is truly in it for the love. Nominations are being gathered via Facebook until January 18.

The Andis Hearts & Paws Award grand prize winner will be awarded a $1,000 Visa gift card and a basket of Andis grooming tools. First and second place winners will receive $250 and $100 Visa gift cards, respectively, along with Andis grooming tools.

For each eligible entry in the Andis Hearts & Paws Award Contest made between October 26, 2012 and January 18, 2013, Andis Company will donate $10 to the ASPCA®, up to a maximum contribution of $10,000.

“As a company of pet lovers, Andis understands that many groomers do what they do because it’s a calling they can’t ignore,” says Karen Formico, vice president of marketing at Andis. “Developing this special award is our way of honoring groomers who are in it for the love, who demonstrate compassion toward animals and expand the world of animal lovers through their actions.”

TO ENTER: Anyone who is an Andis fan on the company’s Small Animal Facebook page can nominate a groomer by submitting an essay, up to 500 words, with a related photo. As an alternative, essays and pictures can be submitted to socialmedia@andisco.com. The essay should convey the nominee’s love for grooming and show how they exhibit kindness and compassion toward animals. Examples include everything from volunteer dog walking for an elderly neighbor to helping out at shelters, foster parenting dogs, or participating in pet related community projects. Groomers are encouraged to nominate themselves.

At the end of the nomination period, a panel of judges that includes Andis employees and industry professionals will select three finalists. They will be chosen based on their contributions to their communities, how well the photos submitted reflect the essays, and what sets the nominee apart from the competition. Anyone who “likes” Andis on its Small Animal Facebook page can vote for the Andis Hearts & Paws Award winner from January 21 to February 17, 2013.

Don’t forget to get your nominations in by January 18! Good luck to all the wonderful and deserving groomers out there!

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