Thursday, May 7, 2009

Be Kind to Animals Week ( 3rd-9th May, 2009)

There is an old saying that the dog is a man's best friend. That is so very true. It is no secret that Kevin and I are dog lovers. We treat Abby (our family dog) like she is a part of the family, not just a pet dog. We would just die if anything happens to her or if she get's lost.


However, from the Home Again Web Site, it is said that 1 in every 3 pet will get lost in it's lifetime and without proper identification, 90% never make it home. This week is "Be Kind to Animals" week. HomeAgain supports the American Humane Association’s Be Kind to Animals Week® (May 3-9, 2009) by donating $1 to for every pet registered to the program during this time frame. HomeAgain encourages pet owners to “be kind” to their companion animals this week by outfitting them with proper identification that cannot fall off or become impossible to read and in the process donate to the care of shelter animals.

For each pet registered, HomeAgain will make the donation through - a fundraising Web site specifically created to help shelter animals . The Web site (, boasts a collection of highly popular retailers like Walmart, Macys, Office Depot, iTunes, Amazon and other famous retailers. Just register, shop at one of the participating online retailer and a portion of purchases made through this Web site goes to animal shelters for food and medical care. There is no additional cost to visitors.

HomeAgain has helped recover more than 500,000 lost pets. What is HomeAgain and how does it work? Microchipping is a permanent form of identification that cannot fall off or become impossible to read, giving pets the best chance of being reunited with their owners when lost. It is also really easy. Your vet simply injects it in, like a routine vaccination. Not only that, HomeAgain is a comprehensive national pet-recovery service that goes beyond microchipping. For an annual subscription fee, HomeAgain members have telephone access to pet-recovery specialists and 24/7 emergency medical assistance at 1-888-HomeAgain. The program also includes up to $3,000 (less a $50 deductible) in medical pet insurance for lost pets and up to $500 in reimbursable travel expenses for pets found more than 500 miles from home.

So, if you care about your pet and other animals, go check out the websites and 'be kind' to all animals!


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