Sunday, December 13, 2009

Pets In Need For The Holidays!

Yes This is a Joyous Time Of Year For Many, But For Unfortunate Pets, Not So Much

Many of you know that I am a huge advocate for helping Pets in need. Whether helping local organizations, getting involved in national campaigns or as the case for this past year, the proud parent of a local stray. This is not my soapbox by any means, simply a small voice amongst many that care about unfortunate pets out there in need. Every year shelters euthanize millions of homeless pets. In the USA alone, more than five million cats, and two million dogs are euthanized every year as unwanted pets.

Whether you decide to do something depends on you, most of my friends and many fishing pals all have dogs so they know what it means to have and care about a pet. Everything counts and even a small token during the Holidays goes a long way. If you are thinking about adopting, now is the time of year and if possible, bypass a breeder for loving pet from one of your local shelters.

Here is some information for those interested:
For their 11th year in a row, Iams is again partnering with animal shelters during their annual Iams Home 4 the Holidays. Their goal is to help 1.5 MILLION orphaned pets find their forever homes from Oct. 1, 2009 to Jan. 4, 2010.

In fact, Morris Animal Foundation (MAF) is the world's largest nonprofit foundation 501(c)(3) dedicated to funding research studies to protect, treat and cure animals. By funding more than 100 canine cancer studies, we've tacked the no. 1 killer of dogs and helped veterinarians better detect and treat the disease. Our Canine Cancer Campaign is a global effort to prevent, treat and cure cancer. I'm friend's with the CEO of MAF so I care deeply about this organization.

At the sanctuary from The Best Friends Animal Sanctuary at Angel Canyon, at the heart of the Golden Circle of national parks in southern Utah, is home on any given day to about 2,000 dogs, cats, and other animals, who come from shelters and rescue groups around the country for special care they can only receive at Best Friends. Many people know about Best Friends from their rescue of the Michael Vick dogs and from their show on TV.

ASPCA Organization
Puppy Mill Rescue
The Humane Society

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