Friday, May 20, 2016

ASPCA Celebrates 150 Years with #ASPCA150 Days of Rescue + GIVEAWAY

Disclosure: ASPCA sent some promotional products to Lapdog Creations, free of charge, in exchange for me helping to spread the word about 150 Days of Rescue. I was not compensated for this post and all opinions expressed are my own. ASPCA has provided the giveaway prize.

Did you hear? The ASPCA just celebrated it's 150th Anniversary last month!

Happy 150th Anniversary ASPCA! #ASPCA150 #RescueDog #AdoptDontShop #LapdogCreations ©LapdogCreations

In honor of this important milestone, the ASPCA has launched 150 Days of Rescue, a national campaign seeking to unite the country in making a difference in the lives of homeless and abused animals.

Animal lovers are encouraged to visit ASPCA.org/150days and pledge their time between April 10 and September 7 to help animals in need, with the goal of reaching 150,000 actions for animals in 150 days.

What You Can Do

Plus, animal lovers who log their good deed will also be given the opportunity to nominate their favorite animal shelter to receive a grant prize of $150,000!

We are huge advocates for animal rescue and welfare, and have been supporting the ASPCA for many years. I have been involved in dog rescue for nearly 10 years, doing everything from fundraising and marketing to application processing and transporting dogs. We have also fostered and helped to find forever homes for many dogs, including two you might recognize.

Teutul & Sophie are both proud #RescueDogs and wish a Happy 150th Anniversary to the ASPCA! #ASPCA150 #RescueDog #SeniorDogs #AdoptDontShop #LapdogCreations ©LapdogCreations
 
Teutul was our first attempt at fostering, and quickly became our first "foster failure." Sophie came along a few years later and never left. I like to say she chose us.

Prior to fostering, we adopted Lola who has since crossed the Bridge. And a year ago, we adopted Penny.

Penny Wishes the #ASPCA a Happy 150th and Wants to Remind You to #AdoptDontShop #RescueDog #RescuedPuppy #DobermanMix #LapdogCreations ©LapdogCreations

You can say that I've already crossed many of the items off of my personal "What You Can Do" list, but that won't stop me from doing more!

Did You Know
  • The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (better know as the ASPCA) was the first humane society to be established in North America and is one of the largest in the world.
  • The ASPCA was founded on the belief that animals are entitled to kind and respectful treatment at the hands of humans and must be protected under the law.
  • The ASPCA, headquartered in New York City, is a privately funded 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation with more than 2 million supporters across the country.

GIVEAWAY!
To help you celebrate, we are giving away a special ASPCA 150th Gift Pack to one lucky winner! The Gift Pack contains:
Enter to WIN a #ASPCA150 Gift Pack from #LapdogCreations #rescue #adoptdontshop #animalwelfare #animalrescue
  • ASPCA 150th Beach Ball
  • ASPCA 150th Towel
  • ASPCA 150th Luggage Tag
  • ASPCA Frisbee
  • ASPCA Tote
 
To enter, use the Rafflecopter widget below.
 
Mandatory entry is to answer a question in the comments section on this post - click on the Rafflecopter widget first to find out what that question is!
After you complete the mandatory entry, several bonus entries will open up.
Open to US residents only.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

40 comments:

MattieDog said...

We will definitely be raising $150 by the date required, to help support this great cause! Great awareness post!

Three Chatty Cats said...

Great post and tips on what you can do to get involved. I can cross a lot of those off my to do list! I also love the idea of logging your good deeds and then being able to nominate your favorite shelter.

tubby3pug said...

they are all lovely dogs. We usually make all our donations to our local shelter, the liberty humane society but I often have a fundraiser at my school for the ASPCA that hte students organize and last year we raised several hundred dollars

Sue said...

We've done rescue for years. This week we're putting together a box of supplies for our favorite shelter, CARE, here in Springfield. I also use leftover yarn to knit blankets for shelter dogs and cats.

Carleenp said...

Great tips. Thanks for the giveaway!

evie said...

i donate on a regular basis to the local pet food bank, supporting the local rescue groups and shelters. i enter contests to win things to donate to the groups.

Maria Pollock said...

Five years ago I went into a local shelter to adopt a puppy, who has since become my snuggle buddy and protector. I have already vowed to go for adoption first if we get another dog. Twice a year a special craft fair is held locally where we drop off donations, buy raffle tickets, or donate money. My pets are spayed and neutered so that I won't be the cause of any homeless animals. My dream is to adopt all the older dogs from the shelters so they can live in the green grass and know what freedom is before it's too late.

Tenacious Little Terrier said...

I'm trying to organize a group volunteer day at the humane society here!

M. K. Clinton said...

I help by sharing dogs and cats in need of homes on social media and my blog.

Val Silver said...

This is great - will share. I wrote a book, Rescue Me, as an awareness and fundraiser for shelter pets, and a free ecourse about how to help animals in need. Both are available on my blog, along with some volunteering. We've also fostered (that's how we adopted Ted - I know, I know - foster failure!)

Diane Holland said...

I do help with dogs at the local shelters and by networking dogs in need. I am afraid I am a dog magnet here for unwanted dogs (I have 7 now) each abandoned for one reason or another. It is a cruel world and I want to help in anyway I can.

Chelle said...

Great post! We volunteer at our local shelter and donate as well, when we can.

The Island Cats said...

We support the ASPCA, too. And our mom volunteers at our local shelter...and with a local rescue group.

Sweet Purrfections said...

I've been a little more involved with one of our local shelters. When I retire, I'm considering doing some volunteer work.

Ruth Epstein said...

I set up Auction4PetSupplies.com so that everyone can list unwanted pet related items they have lying around the house, or rescue organizations can hold on line auctions there go - profits go to the Rescues

Christine Caplan said...

What an awesome campaign! I was going to post about writing letters to editors about animal abuse cases and this campaign is great to align with and create awareness for... thanks for posting!

Ruby said...

OMD, you guys look FABulous in your bandanas!!!!
This is a most wonderful campaign!!! Let's see...I already gives to my shelter monthly, butts I thinks I am gonna gives some foodables and some blankies to them too! Oh, and some treaties and chewies...I don't think they get many treats in there.
Kisses,
Ruby ♥

Fur Everywhere said...

I have done a lot of stuff on that list, too. I can't currently foster in my situation, but I would really love to someday!

Natalie Hartmann said...

What a fantastic giveaway to bring awareness to ASPCA. Our family volunteers with several rescue groups, we donate, and are a foster family. Of course, we always adopt.

Natalie Hartmann said...

What a fantastic giveaway to bring awareness to ASPCA. Our family volunteers with several rescue groups, we donate, and are a foster family. Of course, we always adopt.

Lisa Begin-Kruysman said...

Thanks for raising awareness about this organization.

Lisa Begin-Kruysman said...

Thanks for sharing a bit of history about this organization.

Bryn Nowell said...

Great post! We donate all the items we receive from contest giveaways and from blog sponsorships to animal rescue organizations. It's the least we can do!

The Daily Pip said...

Absolutely support rescues - adopt, volunteer, donate!!

Sadie and Co. said...

This organization continues to share great information and educate the public. Congratulations to the ASPCA. Thanks for sharing this post.

FiveSibesMom said...

We are huge advocates for the ASPCA and support rescues. Bravo to the ASPCA for 150 years of helping animals in need!

Jasmine | About Pet Rats said...

Wonderful post. I enthusiastically applaud all you're doing and the awareness you're promoting. Shelters fulfill an important need in our society.

Jasmine | About Pet Rats said...

Shelters make such a huge difference in the lives of humans and animals. Wonderful post!

Talent Hounds said...

What a great post and campaign. I try to help through our TV series and social media educating people and promoting adoptable dogs and rescue organizations. I also attend fundraisers, organize events, donate $ and products and of course, I have my failed foster Kilo the Pug. We are actually working on a new TV series to help even more dogs, so fingers crossed.

Cathy Armato said...

Happy Anniversary to the ASPCA!! I don't know where we'd be without them, they are one of the most important sources of information for animal lovers.
Love & Biscuits,
Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

Daily Dog Tag said...

I try to share adoptable dogs on social media and feature some on my blog. I used to be a dog walker at a local shelter but stopped after I broke my arm. Now that I'm healed, I need to get back to that.

Lori Clark said...

I have taken in many strays. I also just donated a signed Kevin Durant ball to be raffled off for a no kill shelter to provide items they need!

Amanda Yantos said...

Oooo I love these goodies and I LOVE ASPCA! I've been involved in animal rescue for about 8 years. Volunteering at the shelter, community outreach and donation coordination is what I've mainly done. Of course all my babies are rescues!

Jasmine | About Pet Rats said...

Thanks for sharing such important information. Shelters provide unparalleled support!

lisalela said...

I help fight this cause because we must speak for those without a voice of their own

Jenna,Mark Drady said...

What a paw-some giveaway!

Lori Godbout said...

We adopted last Saturday! That counts! Yay rescue number 2!

Spencer the Goldendoodle said...

My mom has been a big supporter for the ASPCA for many years. We love everything they stand for and everything that they do!

Jennifer Essad said...

we support our Counties animal shelter by dropping off needed items, food/toys/blankets/beds when we can

davison57 said...

We donate to our local animal shelter.

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