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Send President Obama An Email And Get Free Kibble Donated To Animal Shelters

Mimi Ausland, a 12 year old girl from Bend, Oregon, wanted to help feed the hungry animals at her local animal shelter. “There are 10’s of thousands of dogs and cats in animal shelters across the country, all needing to be fed a good meal.” Say hello to freekibble .com and

Mimi Launched freekibble on April 01, 2008. On May 14, she delivered her first round of kibble to the Humane Society of Central Oregon: 240 lbs. and enough to feed 456 dogs for one day! Since then and as of August 09, 2010, freekibble and freekibblekat, have raised over 530,000 lbs. (265 tons!!!) of kibble.

That is an incredible 401,353,820 pieces of kibble donated since April 1, 2008!

Shelters & Rescues
ZAPP Opens New Facility Hopes To Address The Horrific Pet Overpopulation In Mexico

Right now in Mexico, thousands and thousands of dogs and cats roam the streets seeking food and shelter, most dealing with serious disease, starvation, heat exhaustion and eventually, death. In the past in San Felipe, if strays were caught they were electrocuted. Now, because of ZAPP, if caught strays are euthanized, it must be by sedation.

To further address the issue, ZAPP has officially opened a new facility in Mexico that has an open door policy. Officials that used to take strays straight to their death, now drop the animals at the ZAPP door where they receive treatment and more.

You Lucky Dog


Natasha Henstridge and Harry Hamlin star in a Hallmark Channel original movie about a rescue dog from a small town shelter who, in time, rescues her forever family right back.

Premiers June 26th at 9/8c!

Animal Rights
Malea McGuinness – Musician & Animal Rights Advocate

Here at PETSblogs we love music nearly as much as we love animals. If you’ve ever seen the Sarah McLachlan video for the ASPCA and been moved to tears (or having to turn the channel because you just can’t take seeing any more of the instances of animal cruelty it shows) you know what we mean. It’s a good thing when celebrities can use their fame and fortune to help promote animal rights and place the issue in the spotlight.

We recently discovered Malea McGuinness, a pop/rock singer-songwriter who’s been an extremely active animal rights advocate and we wanted to introduce other pet-lovers to her music and her mission!

Charlotte Pet Expo – May 8

Mark your calendars for the Charlotte Pet Expo!
May 8, 2010, from 10am to 6pm

On May 8th, the 2010 Charlotte Pet Expo will be held at Cabarrus Arena and Events Center at 4751 NC Highway 49 in Concord, NC. Admission, and parking, is free to the public!

The Charlotte Pet Expo is the pet lover’s premier event! Bringing all the foremost trainers, groomers, rescues, shelters, vets, clinics, pet stores, retailers, hobbyist groups, and societies together. Their goal is to assemble all key areas of the pet companion world to educate, demonstrate, and perform for the Charlotte pet lover community and beyond.

Celebrities Create An Avalanche of Compassion Via Twitter launches “TwitterACritter” campaign with help from Kevin Nealon, Alyssa Milano, and others. Find out how you can help, too., North America’s largest non-profit pet adoption web service, announces the official launch of TwitterACritter, a new social media campaign that uses Twitter to spread the word about adoptable pets in shelters.

On the campaign web site,, pet lovers can select one of

Support Animal Shelters . . . by Shopping Online

You can help homeless pets by shopping on a brand new, non-profit animal charity site called The new online community for pet lovers is a great place to share pet news, stories, and advice with friends. And, best of all, visitor participation helps raise money for animal shelters nationwide that are struggling to care for unwanted pets.

You can shop ’til you drop in support of animal

Pet Sitters International and Replacements, Ltd. to Host Pet Adoption Fair and Dog Day Event on June 26, 2009

Friday, June 26, marks the 10th anniversary of Pet Sitters International’s (PSI) Take Your Dog To Work Day®, an annual campaign that promotes local pet adoptions by encouraging employers around the world to open their doors to employees’ dogs for one special day. This year, Pet Sitters International has partnered with Replacements, Ltd. ® , Greensboro, NC, to host the 2009 Take Your Dog To Work Day (TYDTWDay®) Adoption Fair