April is one of the most exciting months of year, in our opinion. Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month (PoCAM, as we call it) is in full swing! Every year, we urge supporters across the country to Go Orange for Animals throughout April—the month in 1866 when the ASPCA's charter was signed—to raise awareness for our cause.
Here are five ways you can Go Orange for Animals this month:
1. Volunteer at your local animal shelter.Coordinate a Go Orange for Animals event with your local animal welfare group or shelter and donate the proceeds. Remember to alert local media about your event! 2. Show your virtual support. Dedicate your Facebook status, Twitter or blog to the ASPCA during the month of April and encourage people to spread the word about animal cruelty. And if you haven’t already, join us on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, Google+ and Twitter! 3. Join the ASPCA Advocacy Brigade. Fight to get strong anti-cruelty laws passed on federal, state and local levels as a member of the ASPCA Advocacy Brigade. 4. Become an ASPCA Guardian. For as little as 60 cents a day, you can help us rescue animals from cruelty and help us find them loving homes. Please consider becoming an ASPCA Guardian today. 5. Enter our Facebook Sweepstakes. We want to help you make an even bigger impact! Tell us how you’ve been a hero for animals for a chance to win an ASPCA Action Pack!
For more ways to get involved in this month-long celebration, visit the special Go Orange section of our website. The possibilities are endless!
Do you know which pet poisonsare lurking in your home? Each year, thousands of pets accidentally ingest dangerous but common household items. Onions, grapes, gardening mulch…the culprits are surprising! In honor of National Poison Awareness Month, we’re holding a live Twitter chat with Dr. Tina Wismer, Medical Director of the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center. She’ll be on hand March 27 at 2:00 P.M (EST) to answer all your questions about protecting pets from harmful substances.
We’ll also test your pet poison knowledge with a few trivia questions. Three guests will receive ASPCA swag bags—and one grand-prize winner will receive an Emergency Ready Deluxe Pet First Aid Kit! All participating guests will receive a FREE pet coupon code for 15% off all ASPCA First Aid and responder kits.
Are you the proud parent of the world’s cutest pet? Well, we want to see! Enter the ASPCA “I Heart My Pet” Pinterest Photo Contest, sponsored by Reeds Jewelers and David & Goliath. Follow the contest directions below for a chance to win an ASPCA Tender Voices® diamond pendant or a super-cute David & Goliath T-shirt:
1. Register to enter in the form below. 2. Follow the ASPCA on Pinterest. 3. Follow the ASPCA board “I Heart My Pet Contest.” 4. Create your own Pinterest board titled “ASPCA I Heart My Pet Contest.” 5. Upload your favorite photos of your pet(s)!
As long as you follow those steps, we’ll be able to find your Pinterest board and see your adorable photos! We’ll chooseone valid entry from each board and re-pin that photo to the ASPCA “I Heart My Pet Contest” board, where Pinterest users can then vote for their favorite. Each “like” your photo receives earns it one point, while each re-pin earns two points. Three winners, including one grand prize winner, will be chosen!
Contest registration begins March 15,2013, at 12:00 PM (EST), and the submission deadline is April 1, 2013, at 5:00 P.M. (EST). Voting for finalist photos will open to the public March 15, 2013, at 5:00 P.M. (EST) and close April 3, 2013, at 5:00 P.M. (EST). Winners will be officially announced April 4.
For more information and to view the contest rules, click here. Good luck, and happy pinning!
Are you ready to put on your stocking cap and take part in a little holiday trivia game? Join our #SantaPaws Holiday Trivia Twitter Party & Giveaway! Along with co-hosts Pet360 and Dogster, we’ll test your holiday knowledge…We’re talking reindeer and mistletoe, here!
Plus, we’ll give away treat-filled holiday stockings every FIVE minutes—and one grand prize winner will receive a sparkling diamond paw pendant by Zales Jewelers! Need a little more icing on the cake? All party guests will receive a secret coupon code for 25% off to use at the ASPCA Online Store.
Pour yourself some eggnog, get comfy on the couch and tune in to Twitter from 7:00 to 8:00 P.M. (ET) on December 12! Don't forget to use the hashtag #SantaPaws!
Listen up pooch parents: October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, and we’re kicking it off with our Cutest Dog Photo Contest. So, bring on those goofy grins and puppy dog eyes—it’s time to let Fido’s inner diva shine!
To enter, simply snap a great pic of your adopted dog and submit. The winner will receive an ASPCA tote bag loaded with treats for you and your pooch! Plus, the top 30 entries will be featured in a special Facebook photo album.