ASPCA Celebrates 150th anniversary with 150 Days of Rescue

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As of April 10th, ASPCA is celebrating its 150th anniversary, and in honor of this important milestone, they have launched 150 Days of Rescue, a nationwide action campaign that seeks to unite the country in making a difference in the lives of homeless and abused animals.150th_logo_1Animal lovers everywhere can visit ASPCA.org/150days and pledge some of your time between April 10 and September 7, 2016, to help animals in need, with the goal of reaching 150,000 actions for animals in 150 days. Ways to participate include volunteering at a local shelter, donating, fostering, adopting a shelter pet, etc. Animal lovers who log their good deed will also be given the opportunity to nominate their favorite animal shelter to receive a grant prize of $150,000!ASPCA Tote -01

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4 Ways to Help Animals this Holiday Season

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If your dogs and cats are anything like mine, you know that they will have their own special gifts and stockings this Christmas time. With our help from the wonderful friends at the ASPCA, here are 4 ways that you can help not only your own pets, but also those pets that are still looking for a forever home of their own.4 Ways to Help Animals this Holiday Season

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Pet Owners, When Disaster Strikes, Are you Ready? #NatlPrep (and Giveaway)

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August 23rd marked the 10 year anniversary of the most devastating hurricane to his the United States, Hurricane Katrina. Hurricane Katrina killed nearly 2,000 people, left 600,000 pets deceased or homeless. Almost half (44%) of the people who refused to evacuate during Hurricane Katrina said they did so because they felt they could not bring their animals with them. Despite this tragedy, recent poll shows that 35% of pet owners still don’t have plans in place for the next big storm.Pledge to PrepareAre you ready for the unexpected?  While you can never be completely ready, you can take steps to prepare for a natural disaster for you and your pets.  I am encouraging pet owners to pledge to prepare for their pets in the event of a natural disaster.  This informative infographic gives you simple steps that can save lives in the event of an emergency.aspca pet disaster infographicSeptember is also National Preparedness Month and is the perfect time to prepare for a natural disaster for you and your pets.  To help, the ASPCA is sponsoring a fantastic giveaway for one lucky reader to win fabulous prizes including: [Read more…]