Press Release: Eric O’Grey to Serve as Spokesperson for Mutual Rescue™ Initiative

Media Contact:
Michelle Tennant Nicholson
Wasabi Publicity, Inc.

For Immediate Release:

Eric O’Grey, subject of Mutual Rescue™ viral film, to serve as spokesperson for nationwide effort

Group’s first film, “Eric & Peety,” inspires influx of entries for film series

 SAN JOSE, CA, July 01, 2016 /24-7PressRelease/ — Eric O’Grey, subject of the first film produced by Mutual Rescue, will serve as spokesperson for this inspiring new national initiative highlighting the life-changing power of human-animal relationships.

Created by Humane Society Silicon Valley, Mutual Rescue is producing an ongoing series of short films, including its first one, “Eric & Peety.” It depicts how Eric adopted Peety, an older, overweight shelter dog who helped him to lose more than 140 pounds and literally saved his life. “Eric & Peety” went viral and has been viewed more than 50 million times.

“I went to the local shelter and I remember telling the lady I would like an obese, middle-aged dog so that I would have something in common with him…” Eric recounts in the film. “I took him home that night and neither of us knew what to expect. And over a period of time we formed an inseparable bond that I had never really experienced with another person or animal.”

“Eric & Peety” is inspiring people from all over the country to submit their stories for consideration in upcoming Mutual Rescue films as well to adopt animals from local shelters and rescue groups. Four additional films will be previewed at a private event in Silicon Valley on September 18, 2016 before they are released to the public at large.

Mutual Rescue is changing the conversation from people OR animals to people AND animals, elevating the cause of animal welfare by illustrating how helping animals helps people.

To request an interview with Eric or another Mutual Rescue spokesperson, please contact Executive Publicist Michelle Tennant Nicholson at or 828-749-3200. For more information, visit the online press kit, the public and the Mutual Rescue YouTube channel.

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