Last week my girlfriend’s pet rat killed by her other, newer pet rat. It was pretty gnarly so I won’t go into the gory details here, but let’s just say it was one of the more graphic and disturbing scenes I’ve had to deal with. Even though we were understandably furious with her surviving rat, my girlfriend refused to get rid of it. Why? She loves animals and wouldn’t want any harm to come to her weird, sociopathic pet. I still referred to the little bastard as â€œsnake food,â€ but she wouldn’t budge (just separate cages at all times from now on). If one of her pets were to get lost, her search for rescue would know no ends. This brings me to this page’s sponsor, HomeAgain. Their organization has been responsible for helping rescue over half a million lost pets and this week, in support of the American Humane Association’s Be Kind To Animals Week, they are donating $1 to bringpetshome.com, a fundraising Web site specifically created to help shelter animals, every time someone registers their dog, cat or other pet (from 5/3/09 â€“ 5/9/09).
They also want to bring identification awareness â€“ do your pets have ID collars with your contact info, and are they guaranteed not to fall off or become obscured. Are they registered? Are you aware that when you buy things from bringpetshome.com a percentage of the money goes to animal shelters for much needed services like medical attention. This is what HomeAgain claims. They’re banking on the fact that you’ll do anything to ensure the safety of your pet, and locate them if they ever run away. Their annual subscription fee includes microchipping, access to around the clock pet-recovery specialists and emergency medical, pet health insurance and more.
If you are worried about your animals more that you are about your pocket book, check into bringpetshome.com and the Home Again Web Site, or call 1-888-HomeAgain.
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