It’s easy to love your pet Now it’s easy to love all animals
Submitted by the Hawaiian Humane Society
His soulful eyes and those sweet kisses; the way he understands you like no other; he’s there during the good times and he comforts you during the bad. You and your pet have a special bond. Lucky guy! There are many animals that don’t get to experience all the benefits of a human-animal bond. You know, the extra scratches behind the ear, cuddling in bed, playing fetch, and eating until their bellies are full.
Turn your love for your pet into a love for all animals. Let’s not forget those animals in need. There are many ways to help animals through the Hawaiian Humane Society. Donations support the Humane Society's efforts in preventing animal cruelty, placing homeless animals with families, reuniting and keeping pets with their people, and teaching children compassion for animals.
Step out for your favorite pet charity and join us on a walk for the animals. The 20th Annual PetWalk is set for October 3 at Magic Island at 7 a.m. for supporters who have collected donations for the Humane Society to celebrate the funds raised with their pets. To join and help raise funds, go online to www.firstgiving.com/PetWalk2010.
Your pets, whether they are naughty or nice, can have their holiday photos taken with Santa and Mrs. Paws to benefit the Humane Society. For a $25 donation, pets can have a photo session with a professional photographer and you can take home a CD of the images. Times are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on November 20 and 21, and December 4 and 5.
Holiday Toy Drive
The best holiday present for shelter animals is finding a loving home. In December, donations of new pet toys are welcome at the Humane Society.
Pet Food Bank
Hawaiian Humane Society’s Pet Food Bank assists pet owners with free food for those with pets in need. Pet food is always needed. Donate dry pet food – dog, puppy, cat and kitten – at Hawaiian Humane Society or at PETCO locations in Kapolei and Pearl City.
For additional information about how to get involved with PetWalk 2010. Santa Paws and the Holiday Toy Drive, email email@example.com or call 356-2225. For more information about the Pet Food Bank, contact Bianca Trombi, Outreach Coordinator, at 356-2217 or firstname.lastname@example.org.