Dig out your old hair crimper and throw on your faded flannel, we’re taking you back to the 1990s!
In honor of Adopt a Shelter Cat Month, the ASPCA is hosting a special celebrityTop Ten Video Catdown event. Reminiscent of MTV’s classic video countdown shows, our live stream event will feature adorable videos of kitties rescued by top celebrities—including Katy Perry and Good Morning America’s Dan Harris.
The event will take place on Tuesday, June 25 at 7:00 P.M. EDT, and viewers can tune in at www.ustream.tv/aspca. There will also be a trivia Twitter party happening along with the live stream. The party will feature questions about famous cats in pop culture, with giveaway prizes every six minutes! One grand prize winner will receive a year’s supply of Fresh Step cat litter, and a second grand prize winner will receive an ASPCA diamond pendant from Zales! Naturally, the hashtag will be #CatDown, so be sure to follow along on Twitter.
Do you have an artist’s touch, or maybe just a knack for drawing four-legged superheroes? In either case, we want to see your best sketch! In honor of Adopt a Shelter Cat Month, the ASPCA has teamed up with t-shirt designers Threadless.com to launch a nationwide contest for the best feline superhero t-shirt design.
That’s right: no ordinary kitty drawings, please! We’re looking for designs that feature cats with supernatural powers. If your design is chosen, you’ll receive an amazing gift bag, including a $500 Threadless.com gift code and two tickets to the ASPCA's annual Young Friends benefit event in NYC!
Whether your kitty will leap tall buildings in a single bound, turn invisible or have the strength of 12 German weasels—we can’t wait to see. To enter the contest, visit Threadless.com today!
The results are in—drum roll please! After hundreds of adorable photo submissions, Pinterest users have voted for their three favorite entries in the ASPCA’s “I Heart My Pet” Pinterest contest, sponsored by Reeds Jewelers and David & Goliath.
Congratulations to first place winner, Shelbie J., second place winner, JoAnna W., and third place winner, Kristina G.! We’d also like to extend a huge thank you to all of the proud pet parents that participated in our Pinterest contest. We asked for photos of your happy pets, and received hundreds of lovable submissions!
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.