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I Rescued My Pet Contest with ASPCA and Rachael Ray {$400 Prize Pack}

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ASPCA Rachael Ray prize pack

Is YOUR pet a resue pet? Daisy is!!! Right now, ASPCA is looking for the very best photos of your rescued pet! One lucky winner will receive a special Rachael Ray prize pack worth $00 containing goodies for both you and your fur kid.

The paw-tastic pack includes a Rachael Ray Cookware set, Nutrish Pet Treat Pack, two insulated tote bags, one year’s digital or print subscription to Every Day with Rachael Ray, and a set of four Rachael Ray Spice Grinders. Click here to enter now.

This pet photo contest is open to US entrants only, and the submission deadline is 11:59 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on August 1, 2014. One winner will be chosen by ASPCA staff voting, announced on August 4th and will be featured in one of the ASPCA-owned channels. ASPCA will pick a winner based on how compellingly their entry demonstrates the ASPCA’s mission to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals.

Rachael Ray and her rescue dog

You can go HERE to read the full rules and enter a photo of YOUR rescued pet. Good Luck everybody!!!

This contest is part of the 2014 ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge, where 50 shelters from across the country are competing to break their own records of finding loving homes for homeless pets.

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How To Raise Money For Your Favorite Cause, Passion or Pet Project

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fundraising tshirts

Check out this cool new site that lets you set up a fundraising page and sell t-shirts to support your favorite cause, project or organization. It’s called Booster, and it’s super cool. It’s also fast & easy to set up AND free to run!

Booster empowers you, a group or your non-profit to make a difference with t-shirts. Design a shirt to fit your cause and put it up for sale on a personalized Booster Page. Then spread the word to family and friends to make the biggest impact. They’ve even got great design templates you can use if you don’t have a logo or graphic of your own. Or you can upload your own artwork…it’s up to you!

fundraising tees

You raise the funds and tell Booster where to send the money. It can go to you or straight to your cause or organization. They print and ship the t-shirts for you. Visit Booster.com to get started with your own idea or project.

From schools to small businesses, animal rescue groups to pet projects, there’s no limit to your fundraising potential. Raise Money. Create Awareness. Have Fun. Questions? Check out the FAQs.

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National Dog Fighting Awareness Day — Learn How To Get Involved #NDFAD

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help end dog fighting

Want to learn how to help fight dog fighting??? The ASPCA has officially designated Tuesday, April 8th as National Dog Fighting Awareness Day to raise awareness about dog fighting brutality, and will be hosting a Google+ Hangout with national experts to discuss the underground world of dog fighting, and YOU are invited!

ASPCA National Dog Fighting Awareness Day Google+ Hangout: Tuesday, April 8 from 7-8 EST 

The panel will be moderated by ABC News anchor Dan Harris and will include little-known truths about the blood sport and its continued prevalence in America. The Hangout will discuss the issue of dogfighting, the ASPCA’s efforts to tackle this brutal crime and what people can do to help. The Hangout will also feature a dog rescued from a dog fighting case and given a second chance in a loving home.

During the Google+ Hangout, there will be live social media Q&As across Facebook, Twitter and Google+ in which you, your friends and family will be able to submit questions about dog fighting with the hashtag #NDFAD and ASPCA experts will be answering them live. Invite every pet lover you know to join you!

ASPCA National Dog Fighting Awareness Day also features:

  • The premiere of a never-before-seen short documentary, including undercover footage of dog fights, ASPCA rescue activity at dog fighting raids and expert insight
  • An interactive quiz that debunks common misconceptions about dog fighting and the dogs and people involved in this so-called sport
  • A “virtual museum” photo gallery of dog fighting and training paraphernalia, including dog treadmills, fighting pits and narcotics used to increase aggression before a fight
  • Profiles of dog fighting victims rescued by the ASPCA — most recently from the second-largest dog fighting raid in U.S. history

Visit aspca.org/dogfighting to learn more and get involved!
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Give a Beautiful Gift That Gives Back: ASPCA Tender Voices Jewelry Collection

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ASPCA Tender Voices Jewelry Collection

A truly great gift is one that has a special meaning to both the gift giver and the recipient. It shows that you put thought into it, and that you understand what really matters to the special people in your life. The ASPCA Tender Voices Jewelry Collection is the perfect example of a truly great gift! Every piece is beautiful, and each one celebrates the special bond between people and their pets.

What’s just as important is that the collection was designed especially for the ASPCA, and proceeds from each sale help to support their important mission and life-saving work on behalf of animals! Each piece comes with a lovely gift box and includes a special ASPCA Tender Voices engravable ID medallion that you can clip on your pet’s collar or wear on your key chain.

aspca jewelry gift

The collection is available at Zale’s stores and online, with prices and design styles for every budget and type of animal-lover on your list. And when you give a meaningful gift like this one, you can be sure that the recipient will truly appreciate it and think of you each time they wear their special piece!

Follow ASPCA Tender Voices on Facebook and be sure to visit ASPCA.org to learn more about their mission and work to rescue animals from abuse, pass humane laws and share resources with many shelters across the country.

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Help Celebrate Shelter Pets Today (and Every Day!) #CelebrateShelterPets

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Today, shelter pets will take over Facebook for the fourth year in a row! Help celebrate and spread the word about pet adoption. People are three times more likely to go to a shelter or rescue group if they have talked to someone else who has. Be that someone!

All you have to do is post a photo and story about your adopted pet to your Facebook profile today. Be sure to tag the Shelter Pet Project, and use hashtag #CelebrateShelterPets. And feel free to share your post to our wall so we can celebrate together since Daisy is an adopted shelter pet, too!

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Support National Mill Dog Rescue By Gifting Christmas Music from Dahna Bender

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Dahna Bender Christmas Music CD

Here’s a great gift idea that supports a fantastic animal cause! It’s a Christmas Music CD from Dahna Bender. This talented artist is using her beautiful voice to support National Mill Dog Rescue (NMDR). Profits from her Christmas Giving of the Heart album go to support the work and mission of NMDR to rescue, rehabilitate and re-home discarded puppy mill dogs and to educate the general public about the cruel realities of the commercial dog breeding industry.

I’ve been getting in the holiday spirit listening to the Christmas classics on this CD, including Silent Night, Winter Wonderland and lots more long-time favorites plus a few that were new to me.  Here’s the back cover from the album jacket so you can view the full list of songs:

back cover

Christmas music always makes a thoughtful gift, but this one is truly a special one because it supports a cause so near and dear to all of us pet parents. The album is available on Amazon and you can learn more about the artist, her background and work, at dahnabender.com.

You can also connect with Dahna and listen to some of the songs from the album on her Facebook Page.

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