WIN PET CARE FOR A LIFETIME IN HARTZ PET PHOTO CONTEST

SECAUCUS, N.J., July 26 /PRNewswire/ — Fluffy and Fido are ready for their close-ups. That special snapshot of the beloved family dog or cat could be a real winner — one that pampers your furry family member with a lifetime of pet care in the “Hartz(R) Care For A Lifetime Pet Photo Contest.”

The Hartz Mountain Corporation, a leader in the pet care industry and makers of new Hartz(R) Flea Control Capsules(TM) and Hartz(R) Advanced Care(TM) Brand Flea and Tick Drops, is giving pet owners a chance to win prizes that are sure to help keep the family dog or cat healthy and happy. The most original “pooch” pictures or “purrfect” poses will receive a lifetime of free vet care, pet toys, grooming, and flea and tick protection.

Five Grand Prize packages, valued at $3,000 each, will be awarded to lucky dogs or cats courtesy of The Hartz Mountain Corporation. Each winning pet will receive a lifetime (up to 10 years) of: annual wellness visits to the veterinarian, including shots and preventative care procedures (up to $150 per year), — yearly pet grooming sessions for special occasions when pets need to look their best (up to $50 per year);– annual doggy or kitty gift baskets filled with an assortment of Hartz pet toys, accessories and treats delivered specially to the pet’s home each year on its birthday, adoption day or during the holiday season (up to $50 per year);– new Hartz(R) Advanced Care(TM) Brand Flea and Tick Drops or Hartz(R) Flea Control Capsules(TM) for flea- and tick-free living(up to $50 per year).

Additionally, Hartz is giving away one hundred First Prizes of a lifetime supply of Hartz(R) Advanced Care(TM) Brand Flea and Tick Drops or Hartz(R) Flea Control Capsules(TM) to safeguard pets and their homes from flea and tick infestation.

“Pet owners know the value of practicing proper health care for themselves as well as for the family pet. This flea and tick season, we’re giving dog and cat owners a once in a lifetime chance to win prizes that make it easy to maintain a pet’s overall well-being,” noted Julie Krauss, corporate vice president of marketing for Hartz.

Beginning July 1, 2000, pet owners can enter the contest by sending a copy of their favorite original photo of their family feline or canine to Hartz(R) Care For A Lifetime Pet Photo Contest, c/o PT&Co., 320 West 13th Street, 7th floor, New York, NY 10014. Along with the photograph, entries should include the pet’s name, owner’s name, mailing address, age, and phone number. To enter on-line, visit http://www.hartz.com for an entry form and complete details on how to email your digital pet photo to Hartz. All contest entries must be received by October 1, 2000. Contest winners will be announced on or around November 3, 2000. Please visit hartz.com for complete official contest rules.

The Hartz(R) Care For A Lifetime Pet Photo Contest coincides with the launch of the new Hartz(R) Flea Control Capsules(TM) and Hartz(R) Advanced Care(TM) Brand Flea and Tick Drops, a new line of flea and tick products that make veterinarian dispensed flea and tick technology accessible and affordable to all pet lovers at the mass market level for the first time.

The Hartz Mountain Corporation is committed to sustaining and enhancing the quality of life for dogs, cats, birds, fish and other small animals through exceptional pet care products, breakthrough research and related philanthropic work. For more information on the company and new Hartz(R) Flea Control Capsules(TM) and Hartz(R) Advanced Care(TM) Brand Flea and Tick Drops, visit the company’s Web site at http://www.hartz.com.

* No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. See Official Rules at http://www.hartz.com for full contest details.

CONTACT: Melissa Mauro, [email protected], or Philip Stevens, [email protected], both of Patrice Tanaka & Company, Inc., 212-229-0500, or fax, 212-229-0523, for The Hartz Mountain Corporation/ Web site: http://www.hartz.com/

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