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Pet Industry Wins Pair of Top Awards

-APPA receives two Association TRENDS awards-

GREENWICH, CT., December 6, 2005 – The American Pet Products Association (APPA) announced today it has been awarded a gold and bronze award in the 2006 Association TRENDS all-media contest.

APPA’s PAL (Pets Add Life) Campaign, earned the top gold award in the Public Service Announcement print category.The PAL Campaign is designed to promote the joys and benefits of responsible pet ownership as well as to inform the public about a wide variety of pet related issues.

The APPA Member Resource Guide 2005-06 won the bronze award for Best Directory.

“We are extremely pleased to receive these prestigious awards and will continue in our efforts to create compelling materials that assist us in effectively communicating to our members and promoting responsible pet ownership,” said APPA COO, Bob Vetere.

APPA will be honored at the 2006 Association Trends Salute to Association Excellence, February 10, 2006 in Washington, D.C.

Association TRENDS is the National Newspaper for Association Executives and Suppliers.Association TRENDS includes the latest news, information and trends in association management for the professional staff of international, national, state, regional and local voluntary organizations.

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Founded in 1958, the American Pet Products Association is the nation's leading not-for-profit trade organization serving the interests of the pet products industry and educating the public on the many joys and health benefits associated with pet ownership.APPA's membership consists of nearly 850 companies, which include large corporations as well as growing enterprises worldwide. Every year APPA does extensive research utilizing a number of industry and affiliated sources to track the overall size of the pet industry and also conducts a comprehensive survey of pet owners every two years.Visit APPA online at www.americanpetproducts.org.