By Michele C. Hollow of Pet News and Views
How did you know that your pet was the right cat or dog for you? Leave a comment at the end of this post answering that question or just tell us about your rescued pet. For each comment, Iams will donate 50 bowls of pet food to animal shelters and rescue groups across the country. That’s 50 meals per comment. Just one comment per reader.
Home 4 the Holidays
Iams, Helen Woodward Animal Center, and the Ryan Newman Foundation have teamed up with more than 3,500 animal organizations worldwide to encourage pet adoption. “Each year, as many as 4 million orphaned dogs and cats are euthanized due to shelter overcrowding. That is approximately one pet every eight seconds,” says Mike Arms, founder of the adoption drive and president of Helen Woodward Animal Center. “Since partnering with Iams on the adoption drive 13 years ago, we have really seen the benefit of what this program can do for orphaned animals, and the families who adopt.”
Iams’ goal is to find forever homes for 1.5 million cats and dogs during its Home 4 the Holidays campaign. Those who adopt through the program receive an Iams adoption kit loaded with important information about nutrition, training, and proper care. The campaign also provides shelters and rescue centers with much needed food donations.
Feeding Shelter Pets
I’m sure you know that animal shelters and rescues are in need of pet food and other supplies. Each comment helps. So please, leave a comment in the comments section of this post, and share this post with every pet parent you know.
Double the Love
If you want to double your donation (that’s 100 meals), visit my friend at The Tiniest Tiger. Joanne and her cat Gracey are running a similar contest.
This contest runs from October 17 through October 23, 2011.
A heartfelt thanks!