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IAMS HOME 4 THE HOLIDAYS, IN ITS 14th YEAR, SETS OUT TO FIND FOREVER HOMES FOR ORPHANED ANIMALS
The annual pet adoption drive boasts 7 million pets adopted over the past 13 years
Quick note the picture above is our daughter and three of our dogs (from L to R) Juno, Little Zeus and Luna. Juno my beloved dog is no longer with us but she and her sister Jewel whom belonged to a family of our very good friends both brought us many years of joy. All our dogs and our current feline Oliver the cat are adopted animals from various shelters in our area. The joy that your furry companions can bring to you is priceless.
I simply had to share about Iams Home 4 the Holidays pet adoption drive when I recently learned about it. It’s entering its 14th year and as always they help to raise awareness of pet adoption while also ensuring proper nutrition for more homeless pets. The program which runs Oct. 1, 2012 through Jan. 2, 2013 celebrates over 7 million pets adopted out since it first started. This year, Iams is working with founding partner Helen Woodward Animal Center, the Canadian Federation of Humane Societies and more than 4,000 animal organizations worldwide to encourage pet adoption.
Wow this is simply amazing, I’m touched by all the hard work and dedication that all of these people do and encourage everyone in Canada, the United States and everywhere to help wherever they can. We can all contribute as not contribution is too small and it doesn’t always have to be a monetary contribution. I personally try to bring food to at least on of our local shelters/societies when I can or volunteer my time as our time and and how we can help is also invaluable. For example you could volunteer whenever you had time to help out your local shelter whether it be any of the following they always need help.
- Volunteer to walk the dogs at the shelter
- Groom pets
- Train pets on basic tasks
- Help with newsletters & website
- Provide event support & so much more
- Spread the word! Simply telling other animal lovers about adopting can lead to a pet moving into a loving home Many people are unaware that there are healthy pets available too. Shelters have pure breed rescue programs for those interested in a specific breed
If you’re looking for a pet to adopt then adopt from your local shelter and consider an animal that’s not a puppy or kitten as puppies and kittens tend to get adopted first. Remember though if you’re considering adding a furry member to your family it should be thought of as a forever home, they’re family too. Here’s a well thought out list from Iams to consider before you adopt a pet:
Things to Consider Before Adopting
- TIME: be available to train, play and interact with your pet
- HOME: a pet-friendly home with lots of room
- FINANCES: able to cover food, medical, entertainment and insurance costs (many people don’t think about this one)
- FAMILY: depending on age of children in your household, certain pets are more suitable
- VET: find a local vet you feel comfortable with
- SUPPLIES: get collars, food & litter boxes before to avoid stress
- Only 45% of companion pets admitted into shelters are adopted
- Approximately 36% of shelter pets are euthanized
- Every day more and more animals end up in shelters or in rescue care, and more than 25 per cent are pure breeds.
Hooray for all the wonderful work Iams is doing below is just one of many things they are doing.
- Donating through Bags 4 Bowls – For those who are already pet parents, Iams will donate one bowl of food to a participating Iams Home 4 the Holidays animal organization for every specially marked package of Iams pet food purchased during the campaign
Again to find out more you can visit Facebook.com/iams – Visit the Iams Facebook page and click to “Like” the page or various messages, photos, videos, etc. For each “Like” comment Iams will donate meals to participating animal shelters
Let’s all do what we can and help these wonderful creatures who’ve done nothing but want to be our friends and family members.