We received hundreds of heartwarming submissions from readers across the country. While it was extremely difficult to select just one shelter, we are pleased to announce Pima Animal Care Center as our 2014 contest winner! Freekibble.com will deliver 10,000 free meals of Halo Spot’s Stew to Pima Animal Care Center in Tucson, Arizona.
This special shelter received multiple nominations which highlighted the organization’s compassionate care for animals, support of public safety and work to educate the community about responsible pet ownership that has allowed them to save more animals’ lives.
“It is an amazing honor,” says Karen Hollish, Development Director at Pima Animal Care Center. “As a shelter that never turns away a pet in need, our resources often fall short of the demand. This generous food donation will help us put our limited dollars toward other key areas like medical care for sick and injured pets. Thank you so much!”
Congratulations to Pima Animal Care Center! We’d also like to extend a huge thank you to all of you that recognized the hard work of your local shelters by participating in our contest.
Our feline friends had their chance to shine over the weekend as actress and animal activist Nikki Reed hosted the third annual Catdance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.
Presented by Fresh Step, the Festival is part of the brand’s Million Meow Mission, a campaign to help shelters and rescues find more forever homes for cats. This year, the Festival’s top film submissions starred shelter cats.
Reed presented the winning film with the Golden Litter Scoop award and $10,000 “kitty” to grand prize filmmaker Alana Grelyak for best original feline short film. Six featured films starring shelter cats were debuted at the festival along with a custom 14-karat gold-and-diamond cat dome ring worn by Reed. The ring is now available on auction and 80 percent of the auction price will benefit the ASPCA’s work for animals in need. From now through February 10 at 3:00 P.M. ET, you can enter the auction and view the film submissions from the Festival.
If you use the BlackBerry Messenger app on iOS, Android or Blackberry devices, you can now support the ASPCA while you communicate with family and friends. For every ASPCA-themed sticker you send, 3-4% of the purchase price goes back to the ASPCA and our fight against animal cruelty.
For the iPhone and Android users out there, you can let your support for the ASPCA take over with ASPCA-themed wallpapers and icons, available on CocoPPa and HipScreens. 3-4% of the purchase price goes back to the ASPCA.
And for the ASPCA supporters who are gamers, you can now customize your Xbox Avatar’s style with ASPCA-themed digital accessories, props and merchandise. 3-4% of the purchase prices goes back to the ASPCA.
This Thanksgiving, we have exciting news for shelter pets: the ASPCA has teamed up with Freekibble.com to provide 10,000 meals of Halo Spot’s Stew for animals in one lucky shelter this holiday season. Now through Sunday, December 7, you can enter our “Feed a Shelter” contest by telling us why you love your local shelter and by highlighting the impact your shelter has on your community. Freekibble.com will provide 10,000 meals of Halo pet food to the winning nominated shelter!
There are millions of homeless pets being cared for in shelters nationwide, and many will remain in shelters throughout the holidays. This Thanksgiving, we hope you’ll give homeless pets something extra to be thankful for! Enter the contest today, and spread the word on your social media networks by using the hashtag #feed10k and tagging @ASPCA.
Bruno, pictured right, was rescued by the ASPCA in March 2014
Who could forget the magical movie moment when Little Orphan Annie fell in love with street pooch, Sandy? Many of us fell in love with that scruffy dog, too! We have some good news animal lovers and movie fans: On December 19, Sony's Columbia Pictures will release its contemporary remake of the classic movie-musical “Annie,” in which Sandy is portrayed by a shelter dog! The adorable tan-colored pooch named Marti was actually rescued by an animal welfare organization in Armonk, New York.
To show their continued support for shelter pets, Sony has teamed up with BarkBox, a lifestyle site for dog parents, and the ASPCA to help combat pet homelessness. For every picture posted to Instagram with the hashtag #ImARescueToo and the tag @AnnieMovie, BarkBox, in partnership with Sony, will donate $1 to the ASPCA. You can grab your phone, snap a photo of your favorite rescued pet, post it to Instagram and help raise critical funds for homeless pets! Thanks for supporting animals in need.