Five out of eight members of Journeys of The Zoo are adopted.
While my story has a happy beginning, Reina was found starved (almost) to death and Phoenix had his throat cut. Fighters need to win...
That's why I'm honoured to be a part of Iams Family of Bloggers promoting awareness of the Home 4 The Holidays initiative.
Did you know that this is Iams 14th year focussing on raising awareness of pet adoption and ensuring proper nutrition for more homeless pets? This year, they will once again work in conjunction 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.
As part of this initiative, seven million pets have been adopted Worldwide with over 1.2 milllion during last years holiday campaign. The program which runs from Oct. 1, 2012 through Jan. 2, 2013 has already donated 486,734 meals to rescues and shelters. Their goal... 5 million meals! Iams is putting their money where their mouth is and,
Now it's your turn!
Canadians can participate in the program in more ways than one. Lend a hand by:
>>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,
>>Adopting from a local shelter. Every day more and more animals end up in shelters or in rescue care, and more than 25 per cent are pure breeds*. This is important to keep in mind when deciding to bring a pet into your life, the animal you're looking for is probably in your neighbourhood shelter. To find a participating animal shelter or rescue organization near you, visit iams.ca or facebook.com/iams,
"Shelters and rescues around the country are overflowing with great adoptable animals awaiting forever homes," said Mike Arms, founder of the adoption drive and president of Helen Woodward Animal Center.
>>Volunteering. Shelters need volunteers to do everything from feeding, caring for and keeping rescue animals company, to assisting at events and fundraisers. If you can't adopt but would still love to help do so as a volunteer,
>>Interact on Facebook. Visit Iams Facebook page and click "Like" to the page, comments, photos or any posts. For each "Like", Iams will donate meals to participating animal shelters. That was easy.
*CFHS Canadian Federation for Humane Societies.
While we can't change the past, we can have an impact on the future.
Journeys of The Zoo received compensation in exchange for writing this post, however, all opinions are our own.