ASPCA Holiday Honor Gift: The Last-Minute Gift That Gives Back

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If you’ve run out of time to finish shopping, we’ve got the perfect last-minute gift idea for you. It’s an ASPCA Holiday Honor Gift and it can be delivered instantly!

This holiday season, there is no better way to express your love for family, friends and their furry companions than with an ASPCA Holiday Honor Gift. Donating to the ASPCA can be a wonderful alternative to standard holiday gift giving.

With your holiday honorary donation, you can choose to have an e-card sent immediately after your donation is processed. Your gift is tax deductible and helps to support the important work the ASPCA does on behalf of animals in need. Go HERE to get started.

Support @ASPCA and Help Build the #GivingTower for #GivingTuesday

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First came Black Friday, and then was Cyber Monday…and today is Giving Tuesday — a chance to give back to a cause you care about. We know that as pet lovers, you feel as strongly as we do about helping animals in need and this year ASPCA has teamed with Crowdrise, one of the largest fundraising platforms on the Internet, to celebrate Giving Tuesday.

When you make a donation HERE, you’ll be supporting the important work of the ASPCA AND help build the Crowdrise Giving Tower, a large virtual tower built by donation “bricks” from generous people like you. You’ll be able to see the impact your donation is making in real time!

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To learn more about the Giving Tower Project, go to

Saving Simon: How a Rescue Donkey Taught Me the Meaning of Compassion

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I’m always on the lookout for great books to read myself and to give as gifts, so when I heard about this new one, I knew I had to share it with you. Whether you are an avid reader or are looking for unique holiday gift ideas for the animal lover on your list this year, be sure to check out Saving Simon: How a Rescue Donkey Taught Me the Meaning of Compassion. Not only is it an amazing and inspirational story, but it’s also on sale right now in both the Hardcover (39% OFF) and Kindle edition (56% OFF).

In the spring of 2011, the book’s author Jon Katz received a phone call that would challenge every idea he ever had about mercy and compassion. An animal control officer had found a neglected donkey on a farm in upstate New York, and she hoped that Jon and his wife, Maria, would be willing to adopt him.

Jon wasn’t planning to add another animal to his home on Bedlam Farm, certainly not a very sick donkey. But the moment he saw the wrenching sight of Simon, he felt a powerful connection. Simon touched something very deep inside of him. Jon and Maria decided to take him in.

Simon’s recovery was far from easy. Weak and malnourished, he needed near constant care, but Jon was determined to help him heal. As Simon’s health improved, Jon would feed him by hand, read to him, take him on walks, even confide in him like an old and trusted friend. Then, miraculously, as if in reciprocation, Simon began to reveal to Jon the true meaning of compassion, the ways in which it can transform our lives and inspire us to take great risks.

Visit Amazon HERE to read more and grab a copy or two. Remember that Amazon sale prices can change quickly and without notice (as I’ve learned the hard way) so don’t wait!

68,805 More Lives Saved Thanks to ASPCA Rachael Ray #100KChallenge

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We heard some super exciting news from our pals at ASPCA and wanted to share it with all of you!

Just last week, the winning shelter was announced in the ASPCA Rachael Ray 100K Challenge. This is the annual challenge in which animal shelters around the country compete to see who can save the most lives. The grand prize winning shelter receives $100K to help them continue their important work. You can go here to view all the winners and prizes.

This marks the fifth and final year of the competition. Since 2010, hundreds of contestants have dedicated themselves to this three month contest to increase their adoption numbers over the same period the previous year.

This year, the competing shelters saved more than 68,000 lives in just three months. In five years total, challengers saved more than a 282,000+ lives! Pet adoption is an important cause and is especially near and dear to my heart, because our Daisy is a rescue dog we adopted from a local shelter.

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We hope you’ll join us in continuing to help save lives & support pet adoption:

Rabbit Care and Adoption Tips + FREE Printable #InternationalRabbitDay

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We know it’s CAT-urday, but did you know it’s also International Rabbit Day?!

Rabbits can make great pets and there are plenty of cute ones at your local animal shelter or rescue group, just waiting for a forever family. Keep in mind that rabbits are a long-term commitment, just like any other animal…so do your research and talk to the experts before making a decision. Rabbits can live up to 10+ years with proper care.

To learn about cost, diet, litter training & more, download this FREE Rabbit Care Tips printable sheet from the ASPCA.

Wondering if rabbits really make good pets? Read this list of Top 10 Reasons Rescue Rabbits Rule!

To search for adoptable bunnies & rabbits near you, visit

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