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FiXiT Aims to Facilitate 25 Spay Neuters This Week

surprised-cat-1435921-mSponsors Are Able to Contribute As Little as $10 to Help an Animal Get Spayed/Neutered

Every year 3-4 million dogs and cats die in animal shelters in the United States because there aren’t enough homes for them. FiXiT is dedicated to coming up with solutions to reduce the number of homeless animals by helping people get their animals get spayed/neutered. GetYourFix.org, a program of nonprofit organization FiXiT, is an online resource whose primary purpose is to introduce people in need of financial assistance to get the animals they care for fixed to generous people willing to sponsor their pets’ spay/neuter surgery.

“The site was created in response to the heartbreaking requests received from people wanting to do the right thing – telling us of their personal hardships and asking for our help to end the cycle of unwanted kittens and puppies,” said Dr. Kellie Heckman, Co-Founder of FiXiT. “GetYourFix-registered pet owners have an extremely low income, 70 percent have a household income of less than $25,000, and 95 percent have a household income less than $50,000. As a result of this program, over 1500 surgeries have been sponsored since the launch of GetYourFix in 2011 in these low-income households.”

In honor of World Spay Day 2014, GetYourFix will dramatically ramp up a microfunding feature – Fix of the Week – to meet a goal of raising funds to spay/neuter 25 animals. Over the course of the Spay Day week, February 24 – 28, sponsors will be able to contribute as little as $10 to the cost their choice of featured animals. Profiles will be chosen based on several criteria, including the caregiver and animal’s story, level of need, and risk of unwanted pregnancy, such as in homes with both an unaltered male and female of the same species.

Visit http://fixit-foundation.org/spayday2014/ during the week of February 24 – 28 to contribute to the cost of animals in need of financial support to end the companion animal overpopulation crisis in the U.S.

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#ShakeItForward Treats for Tricks Giveaway!

Want to give your dog a fun and flavorful treat? Try the new IAMS Shakeables Soft and Chewy treats for dogs. We have a fun pack to giveaway to one lucky reader in honor of the IAMS #ShakeItForward campaign that is helping feed shelter pets this holiday season.

IAMS Shakeables

IAMS Shakeables Soft & Chewy Treats for Dogs – 1 of Each Flavor:

  • Gobble ‘Em Up with Turkey (as seen in Punk’d Puppy!)
  • Un-baa-lievable with Lamb
  • Clucky Me with Chicken
  • 1 IAMS tennis ball (teach your dog to fetch, and reward with Shakeables!)
  • 1 IAMS leash (Shakeables are always appreciated after a fun walk!)

This giveaway is open to those in the USA only. The winner will be notified by email and will have 48 hours to respond otherwise a new winner will be chosen. To enter, use the Rafflecopter form at the end of this post.

Don’t forget to watch and share the “Punk’d Puppy” video– which shows what happens when you trick a dog for treats. This video gives a smile and laugh to pet lovers everywhere, but it helps pets too. IAMS will donate a bowl of food to pets in need for every video view or #ShakeItForward hashtag share.

The IAMS #ShakeItForward food donation goes through December 31st – giving pet owners and animal lovers a fun and easy way to help provide meals to nonprofit animal shelters across the country during the holiday season.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclosure: I received this product and prize pack for a giveaway for free from Iams. All opinions expressed in this blog post are my own.

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#LightForPets Remember Me Thursday

Remember Me Thursday

This Thursday, you can be a light for pets waiting in shelters. The message of Remember Me Thursday is to remember the millions of orphan pets who lost their lives over the last year. By uniting animal lovers across the world on one very special day, we can help raise awareness about animal adoption, and hopefully save the lives of more pets.

If you are active on social media, please help spread the message. There are images that you can share to help spread the word on the Remember Me Thursday homepage.

Other ways you can get involved:

1. Organize or attend a local pet candle-lighting ceremony

  • Check with your local rescue facility to see if they will be participating.
  • If they don’t know about the campaign, tell them about it!
  • If they don’t have the time or resources, volunteer to help them!
    (See “How Your Organization Can Participate” for an easy step-by-step guide.)

2.  Light a virtual candle on September 26, 2013, for a pet on-line.

  • Remember to invite friends and family to do the same.

3.  ADOPT A PET!

  • Always adopt.
  • Encourage your friends and family to do the same.
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