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Thursday, April 9, 2009

April is Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month

Hi everyone, its Nichole here again. Today we're going to talk a little bit about what's going on with the ASPCA, but first...

We have a new member this week! Please wag on over and welcome Deb.

Don't forget the Dogs on Thursday 100th post contest is in full swing! Many of you have already sent your links in to Natalie and your efforts are looking, keep them coming!

If you're looking for a wonderful organization to donate to, why not check out
A Place to Bark's Annual Fundraiser. I know there's a few of us who have been following and supporting Bernie's adventures for a long time and can attest to this being a great cause. I personally have reset my ASPCA fundraising goals on my blog this week and if anyone plans to renew their membership or join, I'd love for you to consider doing it thru the fundraising banner at the top of my blog! I don't get any "credit" - just the satisfaction of helping them raise funds. Last year I completed my goal of $1000.

Now... onto the ASPCA, which is celebrating their 143rd birthday tomorrow! That's a long time to be dedicated to ending animal cruelty -- way to go ASPCA! On top of that, April is Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month and there is a lot going on!

~ Annual Go Orange photo contest.
Check it out here and get your pooch in!
~ Spay/Neuter Block Party in the Heart of Harlem on Saturday, April 18th. Read about it here
~ Several local SPCA offices across the country are holding their own events and fundraisers - look yours up!

The ASPCA does their fair share of public service announcement (I'm a personal fan of the Sarah McLachlan television ads). Check out this new one from Walt Disney Picture's Bolt...

Go Orange... or whatever color you'd prefer this month, just do what you can to help animals in need! Also, don't forget to tune in to National Geographic's Dogtown on Friday nights! This week's episode info:

Dogtown: New Hope
Friday, April 10, 2009 at 10 PM ET/PT

Rush, a shepherd mix airlifted from a Middle East war zone, is withdrawn and frightened of loud noises — a suspected canine case of post-traumatic stress. After being bitten by the dog, trainer John Garcia begins to work with Rush so that he can teach him to trust. Then, adoption specialist Kristi Litrell meets a rejected beagle named Jasmine who stumbles when she walks and can’t control her bladder. Kristi test-drives a possible solution — doggy diapers. And Scruffy, a terrier mix, managed to survive Hurricane Katrina but is now petrified of new situations, from walking through doorways and onto floor surfaces to getting into cars.


Sue said...

The Sara McLachlan ads bring tears no matter how many times I see them.

Channon said...

Sue, YOUR post brought a tear to my eye...

Kenyetta said...

I love the Sarah McLachlan ads, it is heartbreaking!