If you know me at all, you know that I’m a bleeding heart that will pick up any stray I see.
We got our dog Sophie from a local rescue shelter six years ago. She wagged her way into our hearts with her big brown eyes and complete loyal disposition.
We got our cat Pluto from a guy selling his litter of kittens out of the Safeway parking lot.
There’s over a million stray cats and dogs roaming the US and crowding shelters. There’s plenty of pets to go around if everyone would do their part (Ahem- spay and neuter!). Breeders have their place, but honestly, you can find so many wonderful and loving pets right in your community that just want a forever home.
Mutt is my favorite breed of all.
Not everyone can have a pet in their home, but just about anyone can get one of these cute plush animals to love and cuddle. And better yet, a portion of the sales go to the ASPCA for 2015.
The plush comes with a little carrying box, adoption certificate and tag charm. They are available for purchase ($15.99) at participating KMarts and on their website.
You and I both love to make fun of the ASPCA commercials with Sarah McLachlan singing to pull on our heart strings. But the reason it pulls on those heart strings is because we know the truth of the cruelty and brutality that is suffered by millions of animals everywhere.
The work of the ASPCA fights for those that can’t defend themselves. I can’t adopt all the pets, but I can do a bit of help for an organization that can save thousands more on my behalf.
Head on over to the KMart website to purchase a furry friend for an animal lover in your life. And also, enter my giveaway below and the ASPCA will send one winner their choice of cat or dog. How cute is that?
(Open to US residents only, must be 18 to enter)