We all know animal shelters function on lots and lots of donations - of time, money, food, blankets - the list goes on and on. Well, today all of us - with the help of Pedigree - can donate a bag of food to a shelter by doing what we're already doing right now - blogging! That's right! Write a blog post today through Sunday, September 19 about animal shelters and adoption and Pedigree will donate a 20 pound bag of dog food to a shelter. Hey, that would feed all of us Road Dogs for a couple days, at least. The food drive is not limited to pet blogs, either. Apparently, there are other kinds of blogs out there, if you can imagine that! Here's some bullet points to mention in your blog:
•Each year, more than 4 million dogs end up in shelters and breed rescue organizations. Pedigree created The PEDIGREE Adoption Drive to help shine a spotlight on the plight of these homeless dogs.
•This year the PEDIGREE Adoption Drive is raising awareness for homeless dogs by donating a bowl of food to shelter dogs for everyone who becomes a “Fan” or “Likes” The PEDIGREE Adoption Drive on Facebook. So far more than 1 million bowls have been donated.
•Special for BlogPaws West: For each blog that posts about the PEDIGREE® Adoption Drive through September 19th, PEDIGREE® will donate a bag of their new Healthy Longevity Food for Dogs to shelters nationwide. It’s simple: Write a post, help a dog.
Please share this post with everybody, write one of your own, and go to Life With Dogs on Thursday to leave a link to your post so Pedigree can find it and count it! Now, how easy was that?!
We're sharing the following from Pet Helpers' website, one of our local shelters here in SC. We're not sure who wrote it, but we thought it was sweet and approprite to our post today. We're sure they would like it that we shared it with you.
I RESCUED A HUMAN TODAY
Her eyes met mine as she walked down the corridor peering apprehensively into the kennels. I felt her need instantly and knew I had to help her.
I wagged my tail, not too exuberantly, so she wouldn't be afraid.
As she stopped at my kennel I blocked her view from a little accident I had in the back of my cage. I didn't want her to know that I hadn't been walked today.
Sometimes the shelter keepers get too busy and I didn't want her to think poorly of them.
As she read my kennel card I hoped that she wouldn't feel sad about my past. I only have the future to look forward to and want to make a difference in someone's life.
She got down on her knees and made little kissy sounds at me. I shoved my shoulder and side of my head up against the bars to comfort her.
Gentle fingertips caressed my neck; she was desperate for companionship.
A tear fell down her cheek and I raised my paw to assure her that all would be well. Soon my kennel door opened and her smile was so bright that I instantly jumped into her arms.
I would promise to keep her safe. I would promise to always be by her side. I would promise to do everything I could to see that radiant smile and sparkle in her eyes.
I was so fortunate that she came down my corridor. So many more are out there who haven't walked the corridors. So many more to be saved.
At least I could save one. I rescued a human today!
The Road Dogs