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We recently adopted a new member of our family a few weeks ago and the kids absolutely adore him. Meet Poe. Affectionately named after Poe Dameron from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. We weren’t ‘planning’ to get him since our beloved Elanore passed away a few weeks prior but the kids had a program at our local shelter, SISCA, and I happened to go in and look. It’s been an experience adjusting to a new dog since we had El for over 13 years. I miss her every day but I’m also happy that Poe found us and we’re his forever home.
The ASPCA is celebrating our 150th anniversary and in honor of this important milestone, we have launched 150 Days of Rescue, a nationwide action campaign that seeks to unite the country in making a difference in the lives of animals. As part of this initiative, kids and their families are encouraged to visit ASPCA.org/150days and pledge their time between April 10 and September 7 to help animals in need, with the goal of reaching 150,000 actions for animals in 150 days.
·Host a Bake Sale: Kids can cook up fun food items for bake sales and sweet swaps to raise funds for animals. Animal-shaped cookie cutters make the point deliciously clear.
·Organize a Supply Drive: Collaborating with others or on their own, kids can create school or community donation drives that collect crucial shelter supplies like towels, food, newspaper, cleaning products, blankets, toys, and more. Check with your local shelter first to see what they need most.
·Become a Foster Family: When families provide temporary homes for animals awaiting adoption, they help animals get used to home environments, expose them to new potential adopters, and help prevent overcrowding at local rescues and shelters. Visit your local shelter to learn more about their foster programs.
·Donate a Special Day: Kids can make their birthdays or other special days more meaningful by asking friends and family to donate to an animal welfare cause instead of – or in addition to – giving traditional gifts. These events are also great opportunities for donation drives.
·Write About Animal Welfare: Animal welfare issues make great essay and report topics because they combine compassion with a strong and specific cause, like animal homelessness, puppy mills, dog fighting, animal cruelty, and more.
One entrant will be selected by the entry form to win an ASPCA Gift Package! Open for entry in the Continental US, 18 years and older from 04/25/16 thru 05/04/2016 at 11:59pm EST. Winner will have 24 hours to respond to notification email to claim their prize or a new winner will be selected. See Gleam Form for official rules. Hosts & participating bloggers are not responsible for fulfilling prize obligations.
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