Julie Berman
Julie Berman launches socially conscious pet web site
Monday, August 22, 2011 3:05:51 PM
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General Hospital's Emmy-winning pet lover, Julie Berman, has co-founded a company designed to provide pet owners with eco-friendly options for their companions.

Julie Berman (Lulu Spencer) isn't just an Emmy-winning actress. Berman is also a pet lover -- and she's used her celebrity and love of animals to help found Better Buddies, Inc.

Better Buddies is a company with a focus on offering consumers top-notch pet products that are built using eco-friendly materials and practices. The company also wants to put emphasis on encouraging potential pet owners to first consider adoption as a means to find a family pet. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, or ASPCA, estimates that approximately 6 million companion animals enter animal shelters nationwide every year. Of those, about half -- or 60% of dogs and 70% of cats -- are euthanized.

Since some animals have special needs that makes it hard for them to find a shelter or a permanent home. Better Buddies donates a portion of its sales to Best Friends Animal Society, which has helped to create a sanctuary that provides state-of-the-art veterninary care for homeless pets.

On its website, located at betterbuddies.com, Better Buddies currently offers an assortment of pet beds for purchase. The beds are made from hemp, a natural fiber that gets softer with use, and its porous nature keeps pets cool in warm weather and warm in cooler weather.

Additional information about the Friends Animal Society, visit bestfriends.org.

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