Across the country, there is one debate that continues on, generation after generation.

Is America a Cat country or a Dog country?

You decide!

Cast your vote, campaign for your candidate and follow the results right here on this site. America’s Pet Debate will be settled on November 9, 2012, when the votes are tallied and the winner – cat or dog – is announced.

While we at Purina love to watch and support the fun, lighthearted rivalry and banter between cat and dog owners, at the end of the day, we believe both species – cats and dogs – can make our lives better.

Dogs and cats give us unconditional love, companionship, connection and a sense of purpose. They are also good for our mental, emotional and physical health with studies* that prove they can lower stress, blood pressure and anxiety.

*Learn more about these benefits and more from PetPartners.

Our great American heroes, our veterans, can also be helped by dogs and cats.

Your passionate pet campaigning has helped us reach our voting goal in record time! Thanks to you, Purina will donate $100k to Pet Partners’ veteran programs.

Keep the momentum going!

Rally your team and for every additional 500 votes submitted, Purina will donate another $500 (up to $25k) to this worthy cause.

Pet Partners’ Veteran Programs

Pet Partners’ veteran programs support America’s veterans, connecting them to dogs and cats so they can experience the real mental, physical and emotional benefits they can provide.

The donation Purina will make on behalf of voters in America’s Pet Debate will help fund visits to veterans from therapy animal teams.

How Can You Help

Vote Daily in America’s Pet Debate, and tell your friends to do the same! We’ve already reached 100,000 votes, which means Purina will donate $100k to Pet Partners veteran programs, but we can still add more! Rally your team, and for every additional 500 votes submitted. Purina will donate another $500 (up to $25k) to this worthy cause.

From now until 11:59:59 p.m. CT on 11/8/12, or when the maximum aggregate donation of $25,000 is reached, whichever comes first, Nestlé Purina PetCare Company (“Purina”) will donate $500.00 to Pet Partners for every 500 aggregate votes submitted to America’s Pet Debate. Limit 1 vote per person/e-mail address, per day. Valid in the 50 U.S. states and D.C. Must be 18+. Void where prohibited.

For more information about Pet Partners and to donate directly, please visit petpartners.org/veterans.