How To Help Bahamas Recovery and Relief After Hurricane Dorian

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The devastating news and images coming from the Bahamas are heartbreaking and shocking. Living in South Florida, the Bahamian people are some of our closest neighbors, so it’s no surprise that we’ve already started to hear about many of our local businesses and organizations who are collecting relief supplies and donations to help all of those who are affected by this monster hurricane.

I know that many of you are wondering how you can help, so we are compiling a list of links to causes and organizations that are helping the Bahamas Hurricane Dorian relief efforts. It’s still early, so I’ll try to keep the list updated as more information becomes available. You can also check out this Charity Navigator list of reputable organizations.

Links to Help Hurricane Dorian Relief and Recovery


Rescue Pet Photo Contest + WIN $150,000 for Your Local Animal Shelter! #ASPCA150

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Hey everybody, join us to help celebrate 150 Days of Rescue as part of ASPCA’s 150th anniversary! With so much to celebrate, there are lots of ways for animal lovers to get involved, help support pet adoption and win some prizes for yourself and maybe even your favorite local animal shelter!

Here’s a quick rundown with links to the full scoop:

ASPCA photo contest

Weekly Pet Photo Contest

Got a rescue pet? Visit the contest page here to upload your best photo of your rescued pet and describe your favorite thing about them. Over the course of 150 days, there will be one winner each week to win prizes from one of the following program partners: Animal Planet, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, and Vans.

ASPCA Pride Pack

Get a Free ASPCA Pride Pack + More

Raise $150 or more (by 12/31/16) in donations and get a FREE limited edition 150th Anniversary ASPCA Pride Pack! ride Pack includes an ASPCA bracelet, a limited edition ASPCA 150th Anniversary button and an ASPCA key chain… all packed in a great ASPCA zipper pouch!

The top 3 fundraisers will receive special prizes including an ASPCA duffel bag, blanket, plush toy, flashlight, mug, umbrella, and more! Create your own fundraising page HERE.

Rescue ASPCA 150

$150,000 Grant for your Local Shelter

Animal lovers, visit and pledge at least 15 minutes of your time between now and September 7 to help animals in need. The goal is to reach a total of 150,000 actions for animals across the nation in just 150 days.

Ways to participate include volunteering at a local shelter, donating, fostering, adopting a shelter pet, spreading the word through social media and in person and more. Log your good deeds and you’ll be given the opportunity to nominate YOUR favorite animal shelter to receive a grant prize of $150,000!

For more info, check out this video featuring celebrity animal lovers including Martha Steward, Kesha, 50 Cent, Edie Falco, Nathan Lane, Julie Bowen, Krysten Ritter, Jason Schwartzman, and more!

Take The Pledge to Help Homeless Pets: Share a Photo, Volunteer or Adopt! #PetsAddLife

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Pledge to Help Homeless Pets

A while back Daisy and I told you about Pets Add Life (PAL), a public service initiative to help spread the word about the benefits and joys of pet adoption. Well, even if you aren’t quite ready to adopt this week or month, or already have a full-house of fur kids, there are other ways you CAN make a difference and help homeless pets in need:

Hop on over to Facebook (it will only take a sec, I promise) and Take the Pets Add Life Pet Pledge. Promise to share a photo of a homeless pet with your social network on Pinterest, Facebook or Twitter. So easy! You probably share cute animal photos anyway…don’t we all?!? Or, if you have a bit more time, pledge to volunteer at a shelter. Just these simple steps can make a big difference in the lives of animals in need of a forever family!

And speaking of sharing, have you checked out the Pets Add Life (PAL) videos on YouTube? Each one is a cute and funny “interview” with a talking animal, designed to help share the message and raise awareness for pet adoption. If your pet is an only child, they will definitely get you thinking about how much they would probably LOVE a new brother or sister! Be sure to have a watch and share them with your PALS…everyone loves a funny talking animal video!

This post is sponsored by the Pets Add Life campaign and the American Pet Products Association. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about the benefits and joys of pet ownership.