WALTHAM, MA--(Marketwired - Nov 6, 2013) - Every day, more than 9,000 dogs and cats are killed in America's shelters, simply because they don't have a place to call home. GSN Games today announced a new partnership with Best Friends Animal Society, the only national animal welfare organization focused exclusively on ending the killing of dogs and cats in America's shelters. Throughout the month of November, GSN Games players and pet lovers alike can help save animals' lives by playing the limited-edition game Pet Pals Slots in the Games by GSN Facebook app. GSN Games will turn gameplay into a donation of up to $30,000 to Best Friends Animal Society.
Pet Pals Slots is a classic video slots game that lets casual gamers play for virtual Tokens by matching various combinations of adorable dogs and cats in up to 15 paylines. In the bonus game, players select a door to reveal a family waiting to adopt a pet and are then awarded a Token bonus.
"Our players have expressed their passion to support animal welfare organizations, so GSN Games has responded by partnering with Best Friends Animal Society," said Jeff Karp, executive vice president, mobile and social games for GSN Games. "With Pet Pals Slots, we're offering our players an opportunity to raise money for a cause they care deeply about, while doing something they love to do every day. We've made it easy for everyone to get involved and make a difference."
"We are delighted to join forces with GSN Games to raise awareness of the millions of animals in need of loving homes across the country," added Hillary Hutchens, development manager, corporate partnerships of Best Friends Animal Society. "With the support of GSN Games and their players who are dedicated to the well-being of animals, we are confident that together, we can save them all."
The donation to Best Friends Animal Society will provide food, medical care and shelter for animals at the organization's sanctuary. The Utah-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit also supports community partners and spearheads programs dedicated to helping shelter pets through adoption and spay/neuter programs.
Pet Pals Slots is available now through November 30, 2013 in the Games by GSN Facebook app, which features dozens of casino-style games, including Wheel of Fortune® Slots, Video Bingo and Classic 777 Slots.
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About Best Friends Animal Society®:
Best Friends Animal Society is the only national animal welfare organization focused exclusively on ending the killing of dogs and cats in America's shelters. An authority and leader in the no-kill movement since its founding in 1984, Best Friends runs the nation's largest no-kill sanctuary for companion animals, as well as life-saving programs in partnership with rescue groups and shelters across the country. Since its founding, Best Friends has helped reduce the number of animals killed in shelters from 17 million per year to 4 million. Best Friends has the knowledge, technical expertise and on-the-ground network to end the killing and Save Them All™.