We are excited to share this new iniative from the ASPCA on behalf of farm animals. The Shop With Your Heart initiative gives consumers the resources to recognize, locate and demand meaningfully welfare-certified meat, eggs and dairy products as well as plant-based alternatives. We have always believed that animals deserve happy healthy lives, so we are happy to see easy ways for consumers to make better choices.
Share a photo of yourself making a heart and tag #ShopWithYourHeart and @ASPCA. You can also share this image on social media if you prefer:
When you take the pledge you will gain access to an exclusive Shop With Your Heart Grocery List, including welfare-certified and widely available plant-based brands! We hope that you will consider joining this important movement, and help us improve the lives of factory farm animals by shopping smart, and with your heart!
Joplin Humane Society, ASPCA Host Adoption Event and Free Microchip Clinic to Commemorate Five-Year Anniversary of Joplin Tornado
“Paws in the Park” adoption event held at Parr Hill Park as part of Joplin Proud events
This Saturday, the Joplin Humane Society and ASPCA® (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) will hold an adoption event and free microchip clinic to coincide with the five-year anniversary of the 2011 Joplin tornado. The event—called “Paws in the Park”—is part of Joplin Proud, four days of events to recognize the progress made since the disaster hit and decimated a third of the community.
WHEN: Saturday, May 21
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
*Microchip clinic will end at 2 p.m.
WHERE: Parr Hill Park, Joplin, Mo.
WHAT: The ASPCA and Joplin Humane Society will provide free microchipping for all pet owners on a first-come, first-serve basis. The Joplin Humane Society will also have animals available for adoption. All animals available for adoption have been microchipped, spayed/neutered and vaccinated. Pet ID tags donated by the ASPCA will be available for adopters and pet owners. All pets are welcome at the event and should be leashed and current on vaccinations.
WHY: Of the 1,300 animals displaced or lost after the 2011 tornado, fewer than five percent were microchipped. While the ASPCA was able to reunite 500 of the animals with their owners in the month following the tornado, 800 remained unclaimed. The ASPCA and Joplin Humane Society found new homes for the 800 remaining cats and dogs during a two-day adoption event hosted in late June.
“It was incredibly challenging to reunite the lost pets with their owners,” said Tim Rickey, a Joplin native and vice president of ASPCA Field Investigation and Response. “We hope the community will learn from this tragedy and get their pet’s microchipped. It could be their ticket home if they become lost or disaster strikes again.”
As a result of disasters such as the Joplin tornado, the ASPCA has created a mobile app that allows users to store critical pet records required to board pets at evacuation shelters, provides customized steps to search for lost pets, and includes a check-list of actions to take before, during and after a disaster.
SoulPancake has teamed with Puppy Chow to release their new #PowerofPuppies video and help raise pet food donations for shelter dogs in need. For each video view, Purina will donate one pound of Puppy Chow Natural to Rescue Bank (up to 500,000 pounds). Please watch and share the adorable video, you will be glad you did. Seriously, it’s so cute!
This is fun news! BOBS from Skechers has created five styles of a limited collection to benefit Best Friends Animal Society. The collection – featuring fun prints of dogs, cats and the Best Friends logo – commemorates Skechers multi-year partnership with the organization.
Each pair of BOBS from Skechers – including these limited edition styles – contributes to Skechers’ $3 million commitment to further Best Friends’ lifesaving initiatives. The collection will be available for purchase starting today at Skechers retail stores nationwide and online.
Which one is your favorite? I like the Pup Smarts and Kitty Smarts a lot, but there are many that are super fun. I bought a pair and think they are very comfortable and cute!
When you purchase BOBS, you’re helping Skechers donate millions to save the lives of dogs and cats in America’s shelters. Each year, nearly four million pets are killed in US shelters. With this partnership with Best Friends Animal Society, we can save them all.
*Not paid to share this, just wanted to help spread the word since we support Best Friends. This post does contain affiliate links, which means if you shop though them you help support our site.*