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It’s Be Kind To Animals Week – but isn’t that every week, anyway?


I’m an animal lover. One of my ultimate goals is to be the proud parent of a dog someday. However, because I live in a small apartment that doesn’t accept pets – and because I’m trying to take care of other things – I know I have to wait until I can finally adopt a pet. Until then, I’m going to be a staunch advocate for animal shelters and encourage all my friends to adopt, spay/neuter and reduce euthanization rates.

HomeAgain supports the American Humane Association’s Be Kind to Animals Week® May 3-9, 2009, by donating $1 to bringpetshome.com for every pet registered to the program during this time frame.

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Home Again Web Site

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 www.bringpetshome.com – a fundraising Web site specifically created to help shelter animals.

The Web site, bringpetshome.com, boasts a collection of highly popular retailers, such as Sephora, Overstock and Office Depot. 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.

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.

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.

By the way, the adorable Lab-Rottweiler mix pup I featured at the top of this post is available for adoption from the Bella Vista Animal Shelter. You can find his info through Petfinder.

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