Happy Holidays from Iams – View and Share to Help Feed Homeless Pets!

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Every Like, Share and View means another meal donation for homeless pets in the Iams shelter network, so please watch! Plus, it’s pretty cute (there were some parts in the middle that made me laugh out loud).

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Dog boxes help homeless and struggling dog owners

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Homeless and struggling dog owners in Bristol are set to get some additional support from August, with an innovative new business that gives out free ‘dog boxes’ to those in need.

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Angel Tree Campaign To Help Homeless Pets at 70 Shelters

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Can you help make the holiday better for a homeless pet this year? I was really excited to hear about an Angel Tree program for pets. The program, which is run by Best Friends Pet Care , is now in it’s 11th year!

Scarlett The Cat: From Homeless To A Hero

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The story of homeless Scarlett is, probably, one of the most touching, unbelievable and heart-stirring over the last decades. Being homeless, at first, this cat became one of the top-figures in press, both newspapers and TVs: even Oprah Winfrey has talked about her in own talk-show! In 1996 Scarlett saved her five children during the fire and not so long ago, in 2008, she died after a long-term sickness and ensuring consequences of skin burns.

"No More Homeless Pets" Conference Scheduled for October

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Join Best Friends Animal Society for the annual No More Homeless Pets National Conference, October 23-25, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Each year, five million healthy, adoptable homeless pets are still being put down. Make valuable new connections to make your work for homeless pets even more effective! From a Best Friends email. This is the conference for people who want to make a difference.

Want to Help Feed Homeless Animals?

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The Animal Rescue Site is having trouble getting enough people to click on it daily to meet their quota of getting free food donated every day to abused and neglected animals. It takes less than a minute to go to their site and click on the purple box "Click here to give" to fund food for animals for free. It doesn't cost you a thing. The Animal Rescue Site's corporate sponsors/advertisers use the number of daily visits to donate food to abandoned/neglected animals inexchange for advertising.

“New York’s Kindest” includes Rock & Rawhide!

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As the only organization in New York City whose doors are open to any animal in need, AC&C rescues thousands of New York’s homeless, neglected, abused and abandoned animals each year.

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Blog the Change

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Best Friends’ No More Homeless Pets campaign has done so much to help bring shelter and rescue pets into the forefront, but there is still so much to do. Today is Blog the Change day, a special day where bloggers write about animal causes near and dear to them.

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Shirts to save animals

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Throughout the month of August, Booster is showcasing and supporting t-shirt fundraisers launched by pet lovers to save homeless animals, and to raise awareness and much needed funds for animal-related 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations.

Iams Home 4 the Holidays Special Event

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For every sign up, Iams will donate food to a homeless pet awaiting adoption. We are excited to be hosting a very special Iams Home 4 the Holidays event on our blog for the 7 days! Are you ready for this?

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A tale of two brothers

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A great perspective for those who are concerned about homeless pets. A tale of two brothers | The Best Friends Blog. Click the photo to read an interesting story about the animal welfare movement. cute animals people helping animals

FiXiT Aims to Facilitate 25 Spay Neuters This Week

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FiXiT is dedicated to coming up with solutions to reduce the number of homeless animals by helping people get their animals get spayed/neutered. Sponsors Are Able to Contribute As Little as $10 to Help an Animal Get Spayed/Neutered.

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Pretty Paws Giveaway

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Not only does Pretty Paws help you pamper your own pets, but also takes it a step further and help homeless pets as well. We have a very fun giveaway from Pretty Paws! One lucky reader will get their choice of a personalized dog ID tag.

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The Blue House Dog

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A New York Times story that ran in 2001 about a homeless dog wandering around a suburban part of New York City, struck a chord with me. The boy was wounded by his loss, just as the homeless dog was wounded when his owner died.

Spotted: Better Buddies!

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Better Buddies has several social impact programs in the works and currently donates a 10% of profit to the Best Friends Animal Society, who works on creating a world with “No more homeless pets.” We love a company with heart, especially a company on a mission to help homeless pets!

Fix Nation

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Caring for the homeless cat population in Los Angeles, FixNation , offers free spay and neuter services to caregivers of community cats.

PurinaOne is Helping Shelter Pets

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They will donate up to $300,000 to help homeless pets this season, so please visit YouTube.com/PurinaONE and watch a video about their new pet food, beyOnd. Between now and December 10th, Purina is donating one dollar for each time a video is viewed on their YouTube channel! If you want to help shelter pets with just a click of the mouse, be sure to visit their page and watch a video! The new food, which is made with natural ingredients will be available January 2011.

Best Friends to Celebrate 25 Years of Helping Animals

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It’s a celebration befitting 25 years of drastically reducing the euthanasia rate around the country, improving the lives of animals around the world, and setting the stage for a time of No More Homeless Pets. Starting July 19, Best Friends will be having a celebration of their 25th anniversary.

Paws UP for Union Township Animal Shelter

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When pets have lower stress levels, their personality can shine through the cage which increases their chances of being adopted sooner, which in turn, provides space for another homeless pet to be rescued,” said Sean-Patrick M.

Guest Post: Foreclosures Threaten Pets As Well As People

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The culprit for this surge in animal homelessness is a testimonial to these trying times: human homelessness. While there are no exact numbers on how many animals are coming in from foreclosed homes (since many people don’t give an accurate reason), shelters have noted a dramatic increase in the number of homeless pets they take in, either from owners dropping them off, or from pets that are simply abandoned outdoors or in empty houses.

Dharamsala Animal Rescue

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Dharamsala Animal Rescue helps the thousands of homeless street dogs that roam the streets of Dharamsala. This month they are trying to raise awareness and funds to help end the suffering of animals in Dharamsala, India – please visit them on Facebook to help them reach their goal.

Iams Home 4 the Holidays Report

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Iams and longtime partner Helen Woodward Animal Center, along with more than 3,500 animal organizations from around the world once again joined forces to help reduce pet homelessness. We are thrilled to report that the Iams Home 4 the Holidays was a big success this year!

Bow Wow!

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We love stories like this that help homeless pets put their best paw forward! We wanted to share this clip from the TODAY Show, featuring animal expert Jill Rappaport helping revamp dogs desperately in need of a good home. Luckily, the story has a follow up happy ending for at least one dog that we know of… read on. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news , world news , and news about the economy.

Bowl by Bowl Challenge

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It’s such an easy way to provide help to homeless pets. We wanted to share this great initiative called “Bowl by Bowl” that challenges negative perceptions of shelter pets as well as helps feed animals in need.

ASPCA Joplin Adopt a Thon

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“Thanks to the generosity of these wonderful people, the animals left homeless by last month’s tornado are sleeping in new beds tonight.&#. Such happy news from Joplin!

Hilary Swank joins Home 4 The Holidays

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This year, award winning actress Hilary Swank joined the cause to help homeless animals find loving homes during the holiday season. As many as 8 million animals are homeless in the U.S.

Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon 2010

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What a fun way to spread the word on behalf of homeless pets! This year, the with the help of Iams, the Surf Dog Surf-a-Thon helped raised $93,645 for orphaned pets! As you can see, the dogs are in their element!

Best Welcome Home Ever

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About Adopt-a-Pet.com: Adopt-a-Pet.com is North America’s largest non-profit pet adoption website, helping over 11,000 animal shelters, humane societies, SPCAs, pet rescue groups, and pet adoption agencies advertise their homeless pets to adopters.

The Shelter Pet Project

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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.

NEW LIVES: Stories of Rescued Dogs Helping, Healing and Giving Hope

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We hope that you will consider donating time, goods, or money, to your local rescue/shelter to help homeless pets. We have a great giveaway today for 10 lucky readers! New Lives: Stories of Rescued Dogs Helping, Healing and Giving Hope is a great new book that celebrates rescue dogs.

Bring Pets Home

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The site’s primary purpose is to raise money to help shelters care for homeless pets. Bring Pets Home is a great way for pet lovers to raise money to help homeless animals without ever leaving home—and at no cost to them,” says Linda Block of Bring Pets Home. Shop ‘til you drop in support of animal shelters, then get together with friends to share stories, advice and even pictures – all online. That’s the goal of the newly launched www.bringpetshome.org.

On Stanley and Family Commitments

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If you want to give a life-long home to a homeless, domesticated animal and you are fully capable of doing so, fantastic! He's 79 pounds of muscle, he sports a tuxedo, he's got gorgeous teeth (a first for the hounds in our house) and he's very shy. And afraid of men.

Purina ONE Tour For Heroes

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Every time a homeless pet’s photo is shared, Purina ONE will donate $1 – up to $50,000 – to feed pets in need in local communities. We love to see celebrities getting out there and helping animals find homes! Purina ONE has teamed up with Martha Stewart to visit animal shelters from San Francisco to NYC throughout the month of February. The event is called the Purina ONE Tour For Heroes, and you can see if they are coming to your city by vising tourforheroes.marthastewart.com.

Star studded Valentine Doggie Dinner Party

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The donation will help support Adopt-a-Pet.com’s mission to find forever homes for homeless dogs. On a snowy NYC evening, celebrities and dog-lovers alike gathered at Gotham Hall in New York City, to attend Chef Michael’s “Be My Valentine” Doggie Dinner Party!

Shine a Light on a Shelter

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Do you know of a shelter that is doing good work on behalf of homeless pets? Purina ONE® beyOnd® brand dog and cat food and GOOD have teamed up to host the Shine a Light on a Shelter challenge and award a $10,000 grant to an animal shelter doing great work.

Dosomething.org helps lost pets.

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She will also host her own animal homelessness awareness campaign in her city by posting fliers and information in public places. Every year, roughly 3 million lost dogs and cats end up in shelters in the United States. DoSomething.org is all about empowering young people to take action on causes they care about. Lost pets is a growing issue that teens care about. So DoSomething.org asked young people to submit ideas for reuniting pets with their owners.

DOGTOWN: THE ROAD HOME

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It’s such an inspiring show, with people who are doing amazing work on behalf of homeless animals. Have you been watching this season of DogTown? If you haven’t, I would encourage you to do so. DogTown is the name of an area of Best Friends Animal Society in Angel Canyon, Utah. We absolutely love Best Friends, and we know we aren’t alone in our love either! Ellen DeGeneres called DogTown one of her favorite shows, and often has folks from Best Friends on her show!

Bring Pets Home

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What I love is that you can use BringPetsHome’s “Shop to Help&# page all year long to raise money to help shelters care for homeless pets. Begun in 1996 by the Humane Society of America, National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week encourages everyone who loves animals to bring public awareness to all the important work shelters do throughout the year.

From the Mailbag

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Hello, I am a volunteer for 1-800-Save-A-Pet.com, which is North America's largest non-profit pet adoption website , and I'm trying to get the word out about homeless pet adoption. I am looking at your site and thought you might like to add a link somewhere to 1-800-Save-A-Pet.com. Save-A-Pet is a totally free service where 5,000 animal shelters have 80,000 pets listed who need homes today, and a link from your website would be a great way to help get the word out!

What To Do If You Find a Pit Bull

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Like every dog they are vulnerable to homelessness and mistreatment. However, any breed of dog that has been abused, neglected, or homeless may be aggressive to humans or other dogs. Pit Bull Rescue Central (PBRC) is a great resource for pit bull owners and those that find a homeless or lost pit bull. As a breed, pit bulls have a bad rap. However, they are more vulnerable to being forced into fighting than other breeds.