York Partners With Houston SPCA for Contest and Educational Campaign

York Partners With Houston SPCA for Contest and Educational Campaign 
Partnership Educates on the Dangers of Heat Exhaustion in Pets,
Generates Funds for Houston SPCA 
HOUSTON, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 11/18/13 --  A multi-pronged campaign
from York, a global leader in HVAC, and Johnson Supply, the exclusive
supplier for York Heating and Air in the Houston area, is wrapping up
the campaign by offering website visitors the chance to select the
COOLEST pet in Houston and win great prizes for themselves, all while
doing good for the Houston Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to
Animals (Houston SPCA). 
Houston-area home and pet owners have spent their time the past few
months learning more about how to beat the summer heat. Now visitors
to the site, www.yorkhotspothouston.com, can help select the winners,
including a grand prize winner who will receive a complete York
Affinity System installed in their home and a $5,000 donation to the
Houston SPCA in the winner's and York's name. All voting participants
are also registered to win an iPad Mini and other great prizes. 
The campaign features HotSpot, a pup who guides website visitors
through key information, including how to keep you, your family and
your pets safe and comfortable despite the heat, proper maintenance
of your air conditioner and how to select and purchase a new AC. The
site also takes a look at how the invention of air conditioners has
significantly changed our lives for the better. 
Participants of the twelve-week contest have been uploading photos
and videos of how their pets beat the heat and kept their cool during
the summer. The site also featured photos of available animals from
the Houston SPCA, the Dog Blog and a contest to nominate outstanding
customer service from a York dealer in the Houston area. Kids even
had a spot on the HotSpot website and can download coloring pages for
summer fun. 
"Johnson Supply and York are excited about the fun and educational
approach we have taken to highlight the importance of keeping pets
and people cool during the deadly heat of summer -- all while
supporting the Houston SPCA," said Richard Cook, President of Johnson
Supply.  
Weekly, monthly and a grand prize winner are based on votes from the
public. Weekly winners win HotSpot the Dog gift bags; monthly winners
receive a year's supply of premium dog food and a professional pet
photo shoot. 
In addition to a new AC system to keep the winner's home cool
throughout the year, the grand prize winner also gets bragging rights
to a $5,000 donation to the SPCA that will be made in their name,
along with York. The donation will help provide services for over
50,000 animals that come through the local shelter over a year's
time.  
"Houston's summer heat is brutal and can be dangerous and deadly for
our animal friends," said Stacy Fox, Houston SPCA Director of
Marketing. "Our life-saving partnership with York was a great
opportunity to educate the public on pet safety in a fun and
interactive way." 
About York
 York began in 1874 as a manufacturer of ice machines and
soon extended it expertise in refrigeration into other areas. In
2006, York became a brand of Johnson Controls, a Fortune 100 company
that is a world leader in building efficiency. Today, York products
are heating and cooling some of the world's most famous structures,
including the Empire State Building, the English Chunnel, the U.S.
Capitol building and the Sydney Opera House. Learn more about York at
http://york.com/. 
About Houston SPCA
 The Houston SPCA, founded in 1924, is Houston's
first and largest animal protection organization and shelter. Its
mission is to promote commitment to and respect for all animals and
free them from suffering, abuse and exploitation. The Houston SPCA is
a private, non-profit charity, funded entirely by donations, which
receives no funding from the government, United Way or national
animal groups. The Houston SPCA offers sheltering, adoptions, 24/7
injured stray animal rescues, cruelty investigations, education
programs and other important services for the greater Houston
community. Learn more about the Houston SPCA at
http://www.houstonspca.org. 
Mark Pereira 
281-650-6822