Vote! Vote! Vote!

Have you ever seen the Pepsi Refresh Project commercials? For those of you who have not, it is a campaign going on everyday that people can vote for up to a limited amount and time. They issue winners in many different amount of money categories who have the most votes. Pepsi gives thousands to millions of dollars a month to fund refreshing ideas that are helping to change the world. With winners they often have commercials of the organization and what they do to help people and how they deserved the money. – Some really moving organizations, non-profits, and businesses make you tear up a little bit ūüôā

Good news is that the ASPCA was approved to participate in the campaign. They are up for voting to win $250,000 that will be used to support and help the Field Investigations and Response Team. I actually researched what exactly they do and here it is. The group was created in 2005 after Hurricane Katrina to help rescue animals that were abandoned and stranded in the storm or after math of it. Now after the storm they now help aid and rescue animals from natural and man-made disasters. They help animals from fires, puppy mill raids, and extreme cruelty cases. They need the funding to help buy special equipment and rescue vehicles to make it easier to help animals in bad places and help place them in a safe, loving home. Never heard of the group but they seem like pretty amazing people doing extraordinary things.

What you need to do: There are two winners in their category and they are awarded to the ones with the highest votes. Voting will be allowed until August 31, 2011.You can click the link below make an account and vote EVERYDAY. You can vote from there everyday, or you can simply text 101882 to Pepsi (73774).. please do what you can. Pass on the word, post on facebook, twitter, tell your friends. It is a great cause so just think about it.

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Santa is almost here!

It is ¬†OFFICIAL! 18 days till the big man comes. For those of you who have ¬†been to the crazy mall lately, I bet you have stopped to look at all the ¬†adorable children dressed and done up for their pictures with Santa. Well ¬†don’t forget about your pets, they want to see Santa “Claws” too! At Petsmart ¬†they take your animals pictures with Santa. We have one from a few years ¬†ago when our oldest lab was a puppy as an ornament for the tree. Every year ¬†when we decorate the tree and we see it we stop and awe over her little ¬†Oakley was. Also our black lab that is now no longer with us is in the ¬†picture. So not only is it a fun thing to do but it is a great keepsake to keep ¬†over the years.

Bella will be getting her picture taken with Santa of course for her first ¬†Christmas. They even have a Facebook page for the Santa “PAWTRAITS”. Below I will post cost, days, and times for the photo events. If you end up taking your animal, let me know – comment or share your picture with me and I will post it on my blog.

WHO: Mostly dogs but it says cats are welcome as well just keep in mind the kind of environment they will be in.

WHEN: The first 3 weekends on Saturday and Sunday in December 4-5, 11-12, and 18-19.

TIMES: 11:00am – 4:00pm

WHERE: Check your local Petsmart by visiting their website Petsmart.com

PRICE: The photo package ($9.95 with your PetPerks card) includes a digital photo of your pet with Santa in a collectible holiday frame.

 

“Our adoption partners are playing Santa Claws’ helpers, and $5 from every photo package will be donated to these participating partners to help save the lives of homeless pets.” – From their Facebook page, so not only will you be doing something fun for your dog, you will be helping homeless animals. How can that get any better?