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Save Halloween, Save the Bats!

DENVER, Oct. 18, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In 2006, a mysterious and deadly disease known as white-nose syndrome began rapidly spreading throughout North America. Since then, the devastating disease has wiped out more than 6 million bats. If left unaddressed, this condition threatens to take out several of North America's most precious—and environmentally critical—bats species.

As one of the only organizations to address the issue, Morris Animal Foundation has been funding research on white-nose syndrome since the disease first appeared on this continent.

Now, to raise awareness and support for this research, the Foundation is partnering with ZuPreem, a leader in animal health nutrition, in a social media campaign to help save the bats. For every 'Like' Morris Animal Foundation receives on its Facebook page, leading up to Halloween, ZuPreem will donate $1 (up to a $5,000).

Many people may see bats as scary, dangerous creatures. However, these gentle animals are, in fact, a vital part of our society and as nature's insect repellant, they save the agricultural industry at least $23 billion dollars each year.

So what can you do to help save bats and Halloween? Make a donation to Morris Animal Foundation today and help fund animal health science. After all, what is Halloween without bats?

Learn more here.

Media Contacts:

Tina M. Martinez

tmartinez@morrisanimalfoundation.org

800.243.2345 ext. 418

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Source:Morris Animal Foundation