When Best Friends Animal Society reached out to us to help spread the word about their new campaign, we couldn’t wait to help.
Best Friends, the only national animal welfare organization dedicated exclusively to ending the killing of dogs and cats in America’s shelters, is looking to grow the movement to Save Them All, and you can help!
Just over 30 years ago, Best Friends Animal Society helped pioneer the no-kill movement and while they’ve made tremendous progress, more than 9,000 dogs and cats are still being killed in America’s shelters every day, just because they don’t have safe places to call home. We feel that every pet deserves the love and comfort of a forever home, so we support Best Friends.
How do you participate?
Join our team here: http://www.bestfriendsgive.org/hello1
After you join, create your own page and share it with your friends and family.
And just for fun, the more people you bring into the Best Friends family, the more rewards you can earn, like backpacks, tote bags, bracelets, leashes, and more!
You could even win a trip to Best Friends to see everything in person!
Please consider supporting this great cause (donations made in honor of people or pets make great gifts too).
We have a special giveaway today. You might know Susie as the winner of the 2014 American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards. Susie has a special story, and a movie has been made all about it. We have a DVD of the movie, Susie’s Hope, for one lucky reader, as well as the sound track.
A puppy that was set on fire and a woman who suffered a brutal dog attack became a dedicated team that eventually changed North Carolina animal-cruelty laws. Susie the Pit Bull mix began life with terror and pain when she was beaten, burned, and abandoned. Susie and her owner both triumphed over pain and fear to become voices for abused animals who have no voice. They visit hospitals, schools, and nursing homes to inspire people never to give up.
It’s a wonderful movie of hope and love. The movie stars some wonderful animal lovers too! But Susie’s Hope is not just a movie, it’s also a non-profit organization that works to promote animal welfare.
Would you like a chance to win the DVD and Soundtrack? Just use the form below! Good luck!
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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.
You can keep up with campaign updates on Facebook and Twitter.
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!
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!
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!