Vote for Mary Cortani as the 2012 CNN Hero of the Year and Help Operation Freedom Paws

PetArmor® has a brand’s unique new social media initiative to raise the visibility of Operation Freedom Paws. Operation Freedom Paws’ mission is to match war veterans, many with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other invisible wounds, with shelter dogs. This effort promises to help further the awareness and health of shelter pets and strengthen the pet community as a whole.

Operation Freedom Paws’ Founder and Executive Director, Mary Cortani <http://operationfreedompaws.org/mary-cortani-cnn-heroes-nominee/>, has been named one of CNN’s 2012 Top Ten Heroes. She one of ten finalists vying to be named the 2012 CNN “Hero of the Year” – an honor that spotlights “everyday people changing the world.”

Please help in spreading the word about the great work that Operation Freedom Paws does and encourage everyone to vote for, Mary Cortani <http://operationfreedompaws.org/mary-cortani-cnn-heroes-nominee/>.

What is Operation Freedom Paws?

Operation Freedom Paws’ mission is to match war veterans, many with PTSD and other invisible wounds, with shelter dogs. Through a 32-week program, their program trains veterans and others with disabilities with their service dogs as a team. This unique approach leverages the ability of the canine-human relationship to help veterans regain their sense of purpose, worth and value to society and their community.

How are PetArmor® and OFP Working Together?

In September, PetArmor® experienced Mary’s work first hand and captured an amazing video, which is now LIVE at <http://www.petarmor.com/operationfreedompaws>. Through the video you will be able to see how dogs and veterans train together and ultimately save each other. PetArmor® working to generate awareness of Operation Freedom Paws through its social media channels and is seeking to encourage fans, friends, veterans and all pet lovers to vote for Mary Cortani as the 2012 CNN Hero of the Year<http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/cnn.heroes/index.html>.

So how can you help?

Mary is in the running to be the 2012 CNN Hero of the Year <http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/cnn.heroes/index.html>. If she wins, she will receive $250,000 to continue her work at Operation Freedom Paws! Over the next few weeks PetArmor® will be promoting this video and OFP through their Facebook and Twitter channels and want to enlist your help in spreading the word!

It would be wonderful if you could share information about Mary and OFP too and encourage everyone to view the video <http://www.youtube.com/user/PetArmor> about her commitment to pets and to vote for her a CNN Hero of the Year! Plus, this is also great information to share around Veteran’s Day.