Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Long Live Pets

 
   We all know the truth.  We can turn our heads, we can get involved, we can adopt, and we can volunteer.  Still, we know the truth.  Here in the United States of America an estimated seven to eight million pets enter the shelters and rescues each year.  Almost half of these never get a second chance at love.  Our shelters kill three to four million of these dogs and cats due to lack of space.  If most of us read headlines accusing facilities of killing over 9,000 pets each day, we would be outraged.  Sadly, it just doesn’t make headlines often enough.  Yet, every day in shelters and rescues across this great country, that is exactly what is happening.  They do it behind closed doors, but make no mistake about it; they are killing thousands of helpless animals.  Every.  Single.  Day.
   What can we do about it?  We are just one person, one blogger, one pet lover.  One is a lonely number, right?  If enough small voices begin to sing, the choir will be so loud that it can be heard from sea to shining sea.  How can we begin our song?  I am so glad that you asked!  Let me tell you about the launch of a wonderful multifaceted campaign called Long Live Pets.  It begins with these two amazing teams coming together.
   Nature’s Variety has joined forces with The Best Friends Animal Society to educate the public about saving the lives of thousands of shelter pets and encourage more adoptions. 
   You probably know Nature’s Variety Instinct as a leader in all natural raw pet food.  They are an independent pet food company that believes the best nutrition comes from healthy, all-natural ingredients.  Although Bentley does not eat a consistently raw food diet, he loves the Nature’s Variety Instinct Raw Boost treats on a regular basis.  They are tasty all natural freeze-dried treats that can be used for training or just to say “I love you.”    
   The Best Friends Society is an animal welfare organization that has been working diligently for over three decades as a leader in the no-kill movement.  They are responsible for national initiatives, local programs, and diligent work through a network of shelter across America.  They have made real progress, but there is so much more to be done.
   Nature’s Variety is now the Official Pet Food Partner of Best Friends.  They are providing over $650,000 worth of support in 2015.  Rescued cats and dogs will benefit through Nature’s Variety donation of money and food.  Proper nutrition is very important for pets as they wait for their forever homes. 


   The first part of the Long Live Pets campaign is the creation of an inspirational short film celebrating the joy of the first day in the new life of a rescue.  This is where you can help.  If you rescued or adopted your best friend, you are invited to submit a photo to your rescues at longlivepets.com to be included in the film.  How cool is that?  The film will be used to inspire thousands more to join the no-kill movement by adopting their next pet, volunteering, or making a donation.  You can submit photos through March 31, 2015.
   **Here is a little lagniappe for y’all to win!  We are giving away a 4.0 oz. bag of Nature’s Variety Instinct RawBoost Munchies.  (Chicken Formula)  Enter the Rafflecopter below for your chance to win.  Sorry, but it’s U.S. residents only.

Nature’s Variety Instinct provided two bags of their RawBoost Munchies as a thank-you for sharing the information about the Long Live Pets campaign.  We are not being monetarily compensated.  Barking from the Bayou/mkclinton.com only share information that we feel our readers will enjoy or benefit from as well.







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24 comments :

  1. What a great idea, paws crossed for a very successful campaign
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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  2. We agree paws crossed here too for a great campaign. Have a terrific Tuesday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  3. I cross my paws that this campaign can save a lot of dogs&cats. And I hope the video inspires a lot of people to help.
    easy rider

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  4. I have five Treeing Walker Coonhounds and three cats - all rescues. I won't buy a dog or cat. Not while millions die in shelters every year. here in the US

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  5. What a great campaign. I will definitely be sharing this! I think Veruca might be the perfect candidate to be featured in the film! Thanks.

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  6. Great idea you found there. Long living pets is what it is all about.

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  7. Thanks for sharing this great information.

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    1. Oh and my animals are all bred by me, but did rescue a kitty from the marsh.

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  8. Sounds like a great campaign, we are crossing our paws that it is a big success! Thanks for sharing!

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  9. What a wonderful campaign!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

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  10. This Campaign is FABULOUS...... BRAVO to the company!!!!! We need MORE to step up and do thingys like this.

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  11. Greta did very well on Natures Variety Instinct LID food. they make great food. Hazel's mom and dad were rescues (her mom was pregnant when Mom's daughter rescued her). and some of mom's past pugs were adopted from peeps that did not want them anymore
    hugs
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

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  12. What a great campaign, I will share this around with my friends.

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  13. We agree - bravo to the company for putting on such a great campaign

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  14. I think it's an awesome project! Can't wait to see the finished production.

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  15. Long Live Pets sounds like a wonderful organization with a great mission. I believe it's feasible to become a no-kill society but it will take a lot of work and education. Stopping, or at least reducing the enormous flow of pets into shelters will get to the root cause. Until then, innovative programs to increase adoptions, spay neuter, and my personal favorite Micro chipping will help a lot! Kudos to Nature's Variety for supporting the efforts of Long Live Pets!

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  16. Thank you for sharing that. Do you have any other contact than the website to see how I can donate from The Book of Barkley sales directly to them? You are right. It's one person, one small act, done together as animal lovers that makes the true difference. I am so glad we rescued Abby, as she was very sick in a high kill shelter. All she needed was proper veterinary care and lots of love.

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  17. Thank you for sharing that. Do you have any other contact than the website to see how I can donate from The Book of Barkley sales directly to them? You are right. It's one person, one small act, done together as animal lovers that makes the true difference. I am so glad we rescued Abby, as she was very sick in a high kill shelter. All she needed was proper veterinary care and lots of love.

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  18. Paws up to Nature's Instinct for supporting Best Friends!

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  19. A sad but true statistic! We are proud to have Best Friends in our state!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  20. What a wonderful program. I love Best Friends Animal Society. I remember seeing that once before, and had thought about sending Luke's photo, but then forgot. Thanks for the reminder!
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

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  21. We both came from the same rescue group!

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