Lucy Foundation’s New Grooming Line Supports Mobile Spay/Neuter Van
On a mission to control pet overpopulation, the Lucy Foundation, a mobile charity that spays and neuters animals, aims to fund its clinic on wheels with a new shampoo and conditioner line.
Walking into a shelter to try and find a pooch best suited for you is a bittersweet memory of walking past several dogs in cells. Some are happy to see a welcoming face while others keep their gaze downcast, perhaps knowing what lays ahead should they not be adopted.
Unfortunately, about 80,000 dogs are euthanized in the U.S. shelter system due to overpopulation. Although it is a long, hard road ahead to solve this problem, the Lucy Foundation tries to make a difference by offering spaying and neutering services in their mobile surgery van. By limiting the amount of pets who give birth to kittens and puppies, there will be less on the streets and therefore less pets going into shelters where they often meet a very dark demise.
With just one of their mobile clinics, the Lucy Foundation can spay and neuter approximately 6,000 animals a year, potentially saving about 15,000 lives from a very short and bleak future. The foundation’s goal is to place one of their vans in each major city in order to make a real dent in the U.S.’s pet overpopulation problem.
In order to keep their mission on the right track, the Foundation has launched Lucy Pet Products. Dubbed “Products for a Cause”, this new line of luxury shampoo and leave-in conditioning sprays help support the Lucy Foundation’s mission. Their leave-in conditioning sprays and shampoos come in such scents such as “Surfin’ Jack Moisturizing Coconut”, “Purple Rain Calm and Clean Lavender”, “Berry Berry Smellicious Tropical Freshening” and a few more fantastic-sounding smells (my human hair is a little jealous right now).
The Lucy Foundation was founded by Joey Herrick in 2013 and is a registered 501c3 animal welfare charity. This line of pet products is great as a gift to your pooch or for a pet parent, who will not only appreciate these fun-looking bottles (I mean, who can resist an English Bulldog in a topcoat and tux?!), but also that the proceeds to purchase these products go to a good cause.
One of the products called Surfin’ Jack was inspired by a shelter rescue dog Herrick adopted from the Los Angeles East Valley Animal Shelter. The 18-month Golden Retriever/Saluki dog had such an energetic personality, it inspired Herrick to make that line of shampoos and leave-in conditioning sprays, along with 10 other products.
Unlike some pet products which have ingredients you can’t even pronounce (never mind, know what they are), Lucy Pet Products are made with natural ingredients such as coconut oil and water, seed oil, chamomile flower extract and papaya fruit extract. What they don’t contain is any harsh chemicals, parabens, sulfates or phosphates. They also target common pet issues such as dry skin, allergies, anxiety and dull coats. If that isn’t enough for you, they are also made with recyclable metal bottles and manufactures in a 100 per cent solar powered production facility in South Carolina – talk about environmentally friendly!
To get your pet grooming on and support a wonderful cause, drop by the Lucy Pet Products website to order.
Diana Faria is a freelance writer who loves to write about all things dog- and bird-related. She’s been around pets all her life and her longest relationship was with a 17-year-old peach-faced lovebird named Panchoe. When she isn’t writing about the furry friends in our lives, she’s making her black-capped Caique, Max, Instagram famous. She’s also a pillow for Kika, her short-tempered yet cuddly Chihuahua/Dachshund.