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Tex For Mayor 2014

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Tex is one of 14 dog candidates running for a two year term to serve as the first canine mayor of Salt Lake County. American Dog Rescue Foundation and its founder Arthur Benjamin need YOUR votes to help Tex win!

Tex is a death-row rescue from eight years ago. From death row to possibly becoming the first K9 Major of Salt Lake City! Read all about Tex’s campaign and initiatives at http://tex4mayor.com, and then be sure to cast your vote for Tex.

Votes are cast October 1-21 by making a donation to Salt Lake County Animal Services, benefiting their injured animal fund (American Dog Rescue Foundation, Tex’s main election supporter, is making a $1 donation on behalf of each voter who is unable to donate to the Fund either due to financial or geographic reasons while designated funds last). The donations go to a great cause, providing Emergency Medical Care and Attention to seriously ill or injured animals who could not otherwise become adoptable.

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You can keep up with campaign updates on Facebook and Twitter.

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It’s Deaf Dog Awareness Week

Did you know that it is Deaf Dog Awareness Week? Did you also know that Dalmatians are most likely to be deaf, in fact 30% of Dalmatians are born deaf in either one or both ears.

Today we would like to introduce you to TN Safety Spotters! This group is made up of rescues that are trained with American Sign Language and hand commands. They are then trained to become registered therapy dogs.

I didn’t know this, but the Dalmatian Club of American mandates euthanasia of all deaf pups. How truly sad. Luckily Safety Spotters is working hard to set an example of what they are capable of IF given a chance. They have changed the minds of many Dalmatian breeders and hope to continue with this difficult task.

Deaf Dalmatians can do anything hearing ones can except hear with their ears! They hear with their hearts!

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#JustSayJoe Benefitting American Humane Association

Grab your pup, your favorite cup, and snap a selfie! Share that awesome photo on Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #JustSayJoe and $1 will be donated to American Humane Association!

The program is called BRIM’s Brew Buddies, and even has some famous supporters!

Tori Spelling supporting Brew Buddies #JustSayJoe

WHAT: Brew Buddies by BRIM: Share a picture of yourself drinking your favorite cup of coffee with your dog via Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #JustSayJoe. For each photo or video submitted under the hashtag, BRIM will donate $1 to American Humane Association, with a goal of raising $10,000.

TIMING: Now through August 13th, 2014

HASHTAGS & HANDLES: #JustSayJoe @BrimCoffee @AmericanHumane

CHARITY: American Humane Association will receive $1 for each photo or video submitted using #JustSayJoe

ADDITIONAL PROGRAM DETAILS: http://www.brim.com/brewbuddies/

What are you waiting for? Grab a cuppa and get to snapping those selfies!

Brew Buddies

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Cat Summer video help shelter cats!

Another fun video featuring internet celebrity cats! “Cat Summer” features Grumpy Cat, Nala Cat, Hamilton the Hipster Cat and Oskar the Blind Cat. The video, released by the official cat food of summer – Friskies Grillers, also pays tribute to the late Colonel Meow.

For every video view until Labor Day, Friskies will donate 1 meal (up to 1,000,000) to shelters across the country in Colonel Meow’s name! Watch below, and be sure to share!

Be warned, it’s a fun song that is a bit of an earworm! Enjoy!

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