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Sunday, October 17, 2010

Here Ye, Here Ye! It's Iams Home 4 The Holidays Pet Adoption Program!

Parental Unit and I are proud to announce that this year we're involved in Iams Home 4 the Holidays Pet Adoption Program, whose goal is to help place 1.5 million orphaned pets into loving homes this holiday season, and to donate 5 million bowls of food to animal shelters in need. The program runs between October 1, 2010 and January 4, 2011, and we'll be giving you regular updates with tons of useful information on adoption, images and videos of Iams' "adoption angels" and adopted pets, and testimonials from participating animal organizations right through the holidays-so stick with us!

But first, a little background on how this "most successful pet adoption program in the world" got started 12 years ago. Mike Arms, one of the two fabulous keynote speakers at the recent BlogPaws West conference has been the president of the Helen Woodward Animal Center in San Diego, California, since 1999. During his first year at this world renowned animal haven, he realized that they needed help to promote adoption programs-both theirs and so many others around the country. So he collaborated with 14 other organizations and placed 2, 563 orphaned animals with loving homes that very first year. By the second year, Iams was on board with financial resources and professional promotion staff, and the rest is...well,  not history but the future. Last year's campaign included thousands of participating organizations worldwide and placed nearly 1.4 million orphaned animals! And this year's program is collaborating with 3500 animal organizations in 21 participating countries.

Want more up-to-the-minute great news?  We're only a little over two weeks into this year's campaign, and Iams Home 4 the Holidays has helped adopt 51, 235 orphaned animals and donated 7, 297 meals to animal shelters! Yipppeee!

Here's how you can get started helping this amazing campaign:

1. Check out Iams Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/iams to learn more about making a difference in the life of an orphaned pet, including how to get involved in the campaign, details about pets available for adoption, fun ways to donate meals, and much more.

2. When you visit Iams Facebook page, "Like" the page itself and/or individual content and Iams will donate up to 100 meals per "Like" or comment to feed orphaned animals.

3. When you buy a specially marked package of Iams dog or cat food during the campaign, Iams will donate one bowl of food to a participating animal organization.

You know, I take great pride in helping to promote pet adoption programs because I'm an adopted dog, myself-I know first hand what's like to be in a small cage, even in the best of shelters, just waiting for one kind soul to ask you to join his or her family. So let's rally 'round the flag (or in my case, the tree) and get "pumped" to help this program!

As always, thanks for your generosity and support.

12 comments:

Lola said...

OK then. I'll have Blog Mom do the Facebook thing, as usual. I'm not allowed on Facebook. I don't know why. But she's got an account. And we'll look for the specially marked food. The cats have been enjoying IAMs dry food for digestive health lately. It did help Simone with a wonky tummy. I hope that's one of the specially marked things.

lotsa licks, Lola

Bocci said...

Thanks Lola!

Mr. Pip said...

Hey Bocci, What a great cause. I will definitely visit the facebook page.

Your pal, Pip

Corinne Rodrigues said...

Bocci - you're a wonderful dog. I'm following you on the blog hop.
Pablo (Boxer)
India

Hound Girl said...

We went and liked them on facebook to help out!

Thanks for the heads up, your a very caring pup Bocci!

♥ Sallie said...

That sounds like an awesome program!

Hugs

Oskar said...

How awesome, we are off to check it out.

Nubbin wiggles,
Oskar

Dewey Dewster said...

A Great cause that we joined a while back....we hope they succeed in findin' homes fer every doggie who needs one....

By the By, ya look handsome standin' there Bocci....yep handsome....

Dewey Dewster here...

Rachel said...

Love this... I'm on my way over to Facebook right now and will share with all my friends!

Bocci said...

Thanks for participating and sharing this information! There will be more posts throughout the holiday season, so stay tuned:-)

Shawn Becker said...

Following from the blog hop. I am sure you did not mean to ruin the stuff your family posted!

www.coloradobeckers.blogspot.com

Bev said...

Bocci! What an excellent post! Thanks for all you do to help orphan pets get adopted into furever homes!

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