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Sunday, December 13, 2009

Iams home for the holidays

As always I get tons of requests for my blog asking me to post something of interest sent to mommies-mail. I love reading each one. Sometimes I get behind a good cause and other times, unfortunately it is a cause I have to pass on because it's not something I currently believe in or time is too short to get into blogging about it. Well this is not a case of the latter.


Iams home for the holidays is one of the largest pet adoption drives world wide. The program started in the United States and has grown to 3,500 shelters and animal rescue organizations across the globe.

Last year 1.2 million pets were placed in good (forever) homes which is the main goal.  That's crazy!  Well this year the goal has grown to 1.5 million and they are well on their way.

My mother in law is a breeder with heart.  She loves what she does and places many dogs with good families, runs a program to help children with disabilities find furry friends to love and at any given time I can call her up and ask how many feet are pounding around in the snow up in PG where she lives.  One thing she has taught me is a respect for dogs, animals in general and how very much like humans they are, each one needing someone to love and someone to love them.

Many pets are sent to shelters for various reasons. Some abandoned, some beaten or mistreated and others strays born to the streets. All are searching for the same outcome. To find a good and safe home with someone to love them.  And many of these animals are purebred, believe it or not.

Did you know there are as many as 8 million animals needing homes?

That 4 million dogs and cats will be euthenised this year due to shelter over-crowding and lack of awareness of this situation.

That is what IAMS HOME FOR THE HOLIDAY'S is trying to do, reach their goal to find GOOD homes for animals in need.  And you can help. 

This is a great cause and a unique way for combined animal shelters to join forces and help all those animals find good homes.

This year the Canadian Drive of this wonderful campaign will celebrate it's fifth year, partnering with the Canadian Federation of Humane Societies, Swiffer and Febreeze.  110 shelters across Canada are participating in this cause.

Hilary Swank (actress) is the ambassador for this amazing drive of adoption for animals.  She has brought awareness to many celebrities and continues to support this cause through videos, interviews and so forth.  But what can you do?

For a list of animal shelters near you participating in HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS please go HERE.   You can help by adopting a pet today!  Or if you are a blogger, visit the website and post the links, spread the word about this drive and allow others the freedom to this information.

If you are searching or wanting to have a pet to become a part of your family then please consider seeking adoption as form of your efforts rather than buying locally from a pet store.

You can follow IAMS HOME FOR THE HOLIDAY'S on Twitter.  They are half way to their goal 1.5 MILLION pets adopted with 713, 528 animals having been adopted so far.  Let's keep that number growing. 



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