Big props to Dyson for helping out animals in need. With much of the country immersed in a heat wave, humans aren’t the only ones who can’t take the heat. The summer can be a tough season for pets, too.
To help keep the most at-risk animals cool this summer, Dyson teamed up with the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) to donate Air Multiplier™ fans to several animal shelters around the country – many in underserved areas. The fans will be used to help keep staff, volunteers, and adoptable dogs and cats cooler in the summer heat.
In addition to circulating the cooling air inside cat and dog living areas, the fans have already come in handy helping to cool down over-heated animals. This month at the Charleston Animal Society, the Air Multiplier helped an overheated poodle after the shelter staff administered life-saving care.
In other shelters, both cats and dogs can be found sleeping and playing by the bladeless fans without shelter staff having to worry about dangerous and dusty blades found in traditional, bladed fans.
Lexie Parker, adoption center manager at the Central Oklahoma Humane Society said, “We received our fan and immediately put it to good use! Miss Phoebe, a lab mix, is enjoying the new fan.” Pam Backer, director of shelter operations at the Humane Society of Tampa Bay, Inc. added, “[The shelter] actually gets quite warm from foot traffic, so this is a perfect use for the fan!”
Research, design and development is at the core of Dyson. One third of people at Dyson are engineers and scientists. Their expertise in fluid, mechanical, electrical, EMC, thermal, chemical, acoustic and software engineering allows them to design new technologies from the bladeless Air Multiplier™ fan to the Airblade™ hand dryer as well as challenge and improve existing ones. Dyson has over 1,900 patents and patent applications for over 300 different inventions (July 2011). Dyson’s RDD investment has quadrupled over the last 5 years with plans to double engineers to continue to invent new machines. To become a fan of Dyson on Facebook, go to www.facebook.com/dyson
Founded in 1866, the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) is the first humane organization established in the Americas and serves as the nation’s leading voice for animal welfare. One million supporters strong, the ASPCA’s mission is to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States. As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, the ASPCA is a national leader in the areas of anti-cruelty, community outreach and animal health services. The ASPCA, which is headquartered in New York City, offers a wide range of programs, including a mobile clinic outreach initiative, its own humane law enforcement team, and a groundbreaking veterinary forensics team and mobile animal CSI unit. For more information, please visit www.aspca.org. To become a fan of the ASPCA on Facebook, go to www.facebook.com/aspca. To follow the ASPCA on Twitter, go to www.twitter.com/aspc