Dogs Stage “Doggupy” Protest, Demand Better Food For The 99 Percent

The bark heard ’round the park: “Doggupiers” invite canines across America to join the Merrick real food revolution; man’s best friend deserves food that’s “worthy of a fork”

Dogs of all sizes, shapes, ages and breeds united today to “Doggupy” New York City’s Union Square Park, turning out for a demonstration to demand nutritious, real, whole food and call for an end to the inferior kibble that they’ve been fed for too long. Camped out in an army of pup tents, they woof-woofed as one, urging canines across America to join the Merrick Pet Care real food revolution — a commitment to only manufacture food that’s locally sourced, high in protein and made in the USA — and help provide “food worthy of a fork” to their fellow dogs in need.

In support of the Doggupy movement, Merrick is donating 250,000 bowls of high-quality Merrick dog food, a retail value of $100,000, to area animal rescue groups and shelters supported by the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals®.

“Today, the Doggupy protesters declared to their pet parents without a shadow of doubt: this is the food dogs have been begging for,” said Greg Shearson, CEO of Merrick Pet Care. “We are equally committed to ensuring that ALL dogs get the benefits of wholesome food, even those dogs that currently live in shelters.”

Pet parents are invited to help support the cause by submitting a photo of their pet and signing the Doggupy “pawtition” on Merrick’s Facebook page, or posting messages of solidarity, tagged with the #doggupy hashtag, on Twitter, Instagram and Merrick’s Facebook page. Pawtition participants will also be eligible to win a year’s supply of Merrick food for their own pooches.

“All dogs, like people, need good food to keep them happy and healthy. We’re pleased to partner with Merrick Pet Care — a company that believes dogs deserve real food manufactured in the U.S., using only local ingredients — to provide shelter dogs the nutritious food they need,” said Maggie O’Neill, director of development, Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals

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