Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Colorado Pets and News!

Dear Members and Friends, Competitions are heating up! Nine of the sanctuary’s “Purrty Dozen” have found homes —congratulations, Lois, you’re number nine! The race is on to see who will be the next to go. Plus, the Best Friends animals are holding their breath to see if they can win the America’s Favorite Animal Shelter contest. And much more friendly rivalry, all on this week’s website.

Lois goes home!
Can it be? The cat who used to swat everybody who passed by? It’s true. The ninth cat in the “Purrty Dozen” — the ones Best Friends sanctuary caregivers felt most needed homes — has finally met her match and her forever home.

>> Check it out!
Network Charities
It’s simple. Rescue groups all across the country set up mini-websites for free on the Best Friends Network. Find one you like and make a donation. And for a limited time, Best Friends matches that donation! Why? Because we want to support the work of people who rescue animals.

>> Come participate!
Hurrying home
Two little puppy mill survivors find wonderful homes after catching a ride with Best Friends’ Pup My Ride — a lifesaver for animals in a hurry to start their new lives.

>> Read their happy-ever-afters.
Vote for Best Friends!
And the animals could get $10,000. Thanks to Care2 and Adopt-a-Pet.com, all it takes is one click. And no matter who you vote for, you’re doing a good deed!

>> Learn more.
And as always, there's lots more on the website this week, including:
Here’s what you need to know about H1N1 (Swine) Flu and your pets.
Find out how a Best Friends’ Vicktory dog inspired a novel!
Check out the T-shirts that help take a bite out of puppy mills.
Of course, competitions like the one among the Purrty Dozen cats are all in good fun. The message of the new Network Charities program is that no animal (and no one who helps animals) is ever truly in competition — we’re all absolutely on the same side as we race together toward a time where every animal has a loving home and there are No More Homeless Pets.