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Doggie Day Fair 2

Help Iams give homes to 1 Million pets this holiday season!

This post was filed under Fundraisers and Drives, Pet Adoption.

I started Pinoy Dog-Lover back in October 2006 with one thing in mind: Give my furry best friends their own little nook in the World Wide Web. But like any other blogs, Pinoy Dog-Lover has evolved since then. From a mere “this is me” kind of blog, I’ve eventually started focusing on important dog issues and topics relevant to the Filipino dog-lover.

As much as possible, I try to cover stuff that would be relevant to all Filipinos—both here and abroad. So when I received a head’s up on Iams’ Home 4 the Holidays pet adoption campaign, I jumped at the opportunity to take part in helping spread the word to Filipinos abroad.

Iam’s Home 4 the Holidays campaign aims to have 1 million pets adopted in various participating countries from North America, Africa, Europe, Asia, and Australia. With the help of Desperate Housewives TV star Felicity Huffman, the program hopes to give loving homes to these animals in need starting last October till January of early next year.

Although the Philippines is not included in the participating countries of this program, I will still support it as much as I would local shelters such as the Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS). In my opinion, adoption should always be an option, and not euthanasia. Euthanasia may be “humane” or not, I still believe rescued dogs deserve a chance to live and find loving homes. “Financial constraints” shouldn’t the excuse—I have witnessed a lot of small shelters struggling to provide rescued animals good living conditions, and yet, they still do their best to avoid taking the life of a cat or a dog in order to give them a chance to experience the love and care of a family through adoption.

It doesn’t matter where it’s done; the important thing is to spread the word about how we can help these animals. The internet made it easier, and though I can’t physically contribute to the cause like I could with local shelters (fundraiser event for a local shelter coming soon sometime in early 2009! :D), I’ll help out spreading the word.

I hope you guys can too. And if you’re in the area where the program is being implemented (I’ll try to ask for a complete list of participating countries for your easier reference, but at the moment I think you can find it on the Iams Home 4 the Holidays website), hope you can help the campaign more—maybe even adopt a pet and celebrate Thanksgiving or Christmas with the newest furry member of your family 🙂


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