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  1. Noteworthy Newsmaker: Henrietta Morrison

    UK based Lily’s Kitchen makes delicious organic and holistic pet food for dogs and cats. Henrietta Morrison, Founder and MD of Lily’s Kitchen Pet Food, is a respected entrepreneur, leader in the canine community and quite simply a dog lover. That’s why we are delighted that she has joined in the latest NewsiT story; Don’t Lock the Dogs Out!

    In cities and towns everywhere, stores and businesses have different policies about dogs. Some allow only service dogs inside; some don’t allow dogs at all and some welcome pooches with open arms. (or paws.)

    Henrietta is leading her London-based friends and fans on the NewsiT assignment to see what the story is in her neck of the woods. We’ll be sure to keep you posted as the story evolves.

    In one afternoon or one hour, how many places of business can you bring your dog in?
    Are you a dog lover, professional or leader in the doggie community? We hope you’ll take a page out of Henrietta ‘s book and report what you find from your neighborhood… and see what your friends and followers can find out too. How many businesses can you (
    Details here.)

    About Lily’s Kitchen:
    Henrietta began cooking for her dog Lily after she realized that many dogs food contained strange ingredients that gave her dog various health problems, like itchy ears and skin.

    After a few weeks, Henrietta was delighted by the improvements in Lily’s health, she decided that someone needed to produce really healthy, proper food that would make a real difference to pets - and owners. So that’s how Lily’s Kitchen was born.

    Lily’s Kitchen natural pet food is made with real meat, organic grains, organic vegetables, organic fruit and herbs. They don’t use any colorings, flavorings, sweeteners or artificial preservatives.

    Lily’s Kitchen believes pet food should be made from proper ingredients - delicious, recognizable ones that you would love to dish up every day for your best friend.

    For more information, please visit their website: http://www.lilyskitchen.co.uk/

     Henrietta Morrison and Lily

  2. On the Outside Looking In: Where are Dogs Allowed?

    NewsiT’s running story on businesses that will and won’t allow access to dogs continues to evolve. Check out the Latest News on our web site for details.

    We welcome you to join us on this story. In one day, one afternoon or one hour, how many places of business can you bring your dog in? Snap a pic or send us a report from your town and add to the crowd-sourced news story.

  3. Where can you take your dog? Some stores allow dogs in and others say no. What’s the story in your neck of the woods?

    NewsiT asks you, the citizen reporter, to contribute to the story.

    Join the coverage at http://newsit.net/assignments/dont-lock-the-dogs-out or download our free iPhone app. It’s as easy as snapping a picture, shooting a video or asking someone a couple of questions. Your input, plus that of our other “mobile reporters” will build an amazing story. Watch it unfold at NewsiT.net.

  4. If you have a dog in the big city you’ve probably tried to bring your four-legged friend on shopping errands. You may have been chased out – or plied with dog treats and shown the water bowl. Now it’s time to help NewsiT with our latest story. Share your photos, video and experiences at different retailers across town. It’s easy, fun and you can win some special dog treats!

    If you have a dog in the big city you’ve probably tried to bring your four-legged friend on shopping errands. You may have been chased out – or plied with dog treats and shown the water bowl.

    Now it’s time to help NewsiT with our latest story. Share your photos, video and experiences at different retailers across town. It’s easy, fun and you can win some special dog treats!

  5. NewsiT Developing Story: Don’t Lock the Dogs Out!

    If you have a dog in the big city you’ve probably tried to bring your four-legged friend on shopping errands. You may have been chased out – or plied with dog treats and shown the water bowl.

    Now it’s time to help NewsiT with our latest story.

    Share your photos, video and experiences at different retailers across town.

    It’s easy, fun and you can win some special dog treats!

    NewsiT is a mobile crowd-reporting platform for creating & sharing what matters most to you. Now you can contribute to developing stories right from your laptop, tablet or iPhone:

    • Report what stores in your neighborhood or city allow dogs inside – and which ones don’t
    • Video or photo your dog inside a store – or the one that got tied up outside
    • Interview dog owners about their experiences; ask if they decide where to shop – or spend more – at dog-friendly retailers
    • What about people who don’t own dogs – what do they think about allowing pets into stores?
    • Interview store owners or managers about their policies

    Post your photo, text report, audio or video. Tell your friends – and invite them into the assignment.

    Just sign up or download the free NewsiT iPhone app, accept the tasks below and then follow the ongoing results on Newsit.net.

    It’s fun and you can earn points, badges – even special doggy prizes – for your contributions. Best of all, you get to be a part of the action and make an impact on the stories that are near and dear to you.

    Contributing To A NewsiT Assignment

    On the web:
    Go to http://www.newsit.net/assignmentswww.newsit.net/assignments and sign in. You’ll see all of the open assignments and you can click on any of them to see the associated tasks. NewsiT breaks down each assignment into simple, manageable tasks. You might be asked to answer a question or upload a photo or video. Choose whatever tasks interest you, and do as many as you want.

    (Note: If you can’t see the tasks below in Internet Explorer, please use the Chrome or Firefox browsers.)

    From your iPhone:
    Simply download the free iPhone app and you can be a NewsiT correspondent right from your iPhone. Access assignments, upload photos, video and text for tasks and go mobile with your reporting!

    Spread the Word
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