1.5 MILLION pets need homes this holiday!

CFHS is working in partnership with the Iams “Home 4 the Holidays” campaign, one of the world’s largest pet adoption programs.  The program has kicked off its annual adoption drive with the goal of finding homes for 1.5 million orphaned pets across North America. Home 4 the holidays, which is in it’s 13th year, has helped find loving homes for 5.8 million pets across the globe and runs from October 1st  2001 through to January 3rd 2012.

 This year the program will work with more than 3,500 animal organizations worldwide to encourage pet adoption.  In addition, Iams will also donate 5 million meals to animals in need at adoption and rescue centers through its Bags 4 Bowls program.  If you would like your shelter to be involved with the program visit http://www.animalcenter.org/home4theholidays/

 “Only 45 per cent of dogs and cats admitted into shelter care are adopted out, leaving many perfectly-fit family companions without a home,” said Barbara Cartwright, Chief Executive Officer for the Canadian Federation of Humane Societies. “Iams Home 4 the Holidays celebrates the experience of adoption and the love and companionship found through bringing home an animal in need.”

 While finding loving homes for orphaned pets is critical and the core of the program, the campaign is also designed to provide shelters and rescue centers with much needed food donations.  With the help of consumers, the Iams Bags 4 Bowls program aims to donate 5 million meals to animals housed in participating organizations.

 View the cat adoption commercial at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=te_ez6jDHXI

 View the dog adoption commercial at   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHXCiMEXH4k

Please help us get 1.5 million pets adopted and home 4 the holidays.  You can help by sharing the above links on your facebook page, blog or including them at the bottom of your personal e-mail.  Please help get the word out.

 

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