Did you know that every year, of the 8 million dogs and cats that enter animal shelters, 3 million of these healthy and treatable pets are euthanized? It is such a sad statistic, you can read even more about the shelter pet statistics and why you should adopt a shelter dog here.
Luckily, The Shelter Pet Project hopes to change this! This new campaign, sponsored by The Humane Society of the United States, Maddie’s Fund, and the Ad Council, hopes to reverse this trend and find homes for these homeless, lovable pets.
The campaign has one unified goal, to increase pet adoption. They hope to reach the 17 million people who plan on getting a new pet this year, letting them know that shelters are the first and best place to find animal companions. The Shelter Pet Project has an awesome website with some great pet adoption resources, and you can easily search for your new best friend on The Shelter Pet Project homepage..
Here is one of the great PSAs that The Shelter Pet Project has out. You might even recognize the star of the video, Instagram famous rescue pup, Toast. Be sure to spread the word to all your friends, and let’s help make adoption the first option!
How can you help? Share this video with your friends. Like your local shelter or humane society on Facebook and share the adoptable pets they post. And of course, when you are looking for your own pet, please check shelters first!
Friskies is declaring February 29 “Friskies Plus Day”! If you in the Hollywood Boulevard area, be sure to stop by and see the 10-foot tall, 6-foot wide Friskies Plus Canstruction sculpture that will stand on Hollywood Boulevard for one day only – Friskies Plus Day.
The amazing Canstructure will feature thousands of cans of Friskies Plus, all of which will be donated to three Los Angeles cat rescue organization after Wednesday’s event. Friskies will donate the cans used to build the Friskies Plus Catstruction to three Los Angeles based cat rescue organizations; The Lange Foundation, Kitt Crusaders and Kitten Rescue each will receive thousands of cans of Friskies Plus. Combined, these organizations help 2,400 cats each year. Representatives from each foundation were on site to see the Friskies Plus Catstruction and receive an honorary can symbolizing the donations.
“We are thrilled to celebrate Friskies Plus Day nationwide with cat lovers,” said Kamila Nelson, Assistant Brand Manager for Friskies. “We hope to enhance the lives of cats and help support organizations that help shelter cats live happy, healthy lives before they’re adopted into new homes, and do it in a fun way with our giant Friskies Plus Catstruction.”
Also on Friskies Plus Day, the Friskies Facebook page will house an 8-hour long celebration (noon to 8 p.m. EST) where fans can win extras for their cats, which will include toys, coupons and more.
The SPCA does some amazing work on behalf of our animal friends all over the globe. They have many wonderful programs, one of which helps both animals and people. Imagine being a soldier on the battlefield and finding comfort and friendship in a dog. Then imagine knowing that you will have to leave that dog behind, in awful conditions. Operation Baghdad Pups provides veterinary care and coordinates complicated logistics and transportation requirements in order to reunite these beloved pets with their service men and women back in the U.S.A. With the work that the SPCA does, soldiers who connect with animals in war zones, often get the chance to reconnect with them when they return home from service.
We think this is an amazing mission! Get a tissue handy, because this video will touch your hearts.
To learn more about Operation Baghdad Pups, and the SPCA, please visit their website at http://www.spcai.org/baghdad-pups.html. And just a note to all you cat lovers out there, they have rescued cats as well! See all the success stories here.