Saturday, August 27, 2011

Write a post, help a dog ^_^

          So, this is actually the first post that I've written without an assignment.  In my life I've gone through loving cats (feline leukemia is the sad tale) but my pup, Sam had always been there for me.  I was 2 when we got her, a pretty white American Eskimo.  For sixteen years she was my best friend, my pillow, and my thunderstorm buddy.  We took in my grandma's dog, Mikey, and she adapted not only to him very quickly but also the numerous cats that appeared in our household.  Unfortunately, her time with us came to an end when I was 18.
        Sammy was old reliable, the one you went to when you were sad, the bundle of excitement that greeted you when you arrived home after a long vacation, a full out member of the family.  It broke everyone's heart when she was lost but it was a reassurance to know that she loved us and died well cared for.  Not all dogs get this luxury and end up in shelters and rescues.  That's where the Write a Post, Help a Dog Campaign can help.

BlogPaws the Conference for Pet Bloggers, Pet Brands, and Pet Health Care Professionals is only a day away now and in honor of the occasion Pedigree has decided to launch a Write a Post, Help a Dog Campaign. For those of you who missed the event last year in September 391 bloggers wrote about the program and with each post, Pedigree donated 20 pounds of its Healthy Longevity dog food to shelter animals. In all, 7,820 pounds of food was donated to two shelters known across the country for their dedication to the care and re-homing of senior dogs: Muttville Senior Dog Rescue in San Francisco and Castaway Critters in Harrisburg, Pa.
How you can help in 2011
Simply spread the word about Write a Post, Help a Dog 2011 and once again Pedigree will donate 20 pounds of food for each blog post.  If you don’t have a blog feel free to tweet about the campaign or share on Facebook so your friends who do blog can participate. All bloggers are welcome even if you do not generally talk about pets on your blog. Its all about using Social Media for Social Good.
Here’s how it works:
  • The Write a Post, Help a Dog program is aimed at raising awareness of the more then 4 million dogs that wind up in shelters and breed rescues each year. As well as to help get them all food (our goal is 10,000 lbs of food in the next two weeks) for the more than four million dogs that wind up in shelters and breed rescues each year.
  • For each blog post mentioning the Pedigree Foundation from now until midnight ET on September 3, Pedigree will donate 20 pounds of its new dry Pedigree recipe food for dogs — its best recipe ever — to a shelter, because every dog deserves leading nutrition.
  • Feel free to mae your post more visually appealing by using either or both of the two images seen in this post.
  • The Pedigree Foundation — a 501 (C)(3) nonprofit organization is committed to helping dogs by providing grants to shelters and rescues and encouraging dog adoption. This year the Foundation has already raised more than $376,570 against its goal of $1.5 million to carry out its work to fund grants that not only help shelters operate, but to further shelter innovations.

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