Oh Dog! I’m so excited! It’s the Holiday Season, and shoppers near and far are searching for that perfect gift that will make the faces of their loved ones light up! That includes us animals!
According to newly released poll, Americans plan to spend more than $2.5 billion on pets over the holidays this year. Unfortunately, 59% of pet gift shoppers would consider buying gifts at a store that also sells puppies—meaning some of that $2.5 billion in revenue may be supporting the puppy mill industry. The ASPCA is aiming to reduce this high percentage of potential shoppers by encouraging them not to shop for gifts at stores that sell puppies. As an alternative, shoppers may consider giving gifts that make a difference in the lives of animals in need, such as those from their online store.
Why is where you shop important? Watch this short video (nope, nothing gross):
To encourage you to Take the Pledge to not shop in pet stores that sell puppies, the ASPCA has provided me with a great giveaway with items for both two-legged and four-legged family members that includes:
- Jingle bell collars
- Smidge cat toy
- Paw stockings
- ASPCA holiday cards
- ASPCA orange tote
- Walker’s Shortbread cookies
- Gift card to Paperless Post
- ASPCA orange wristband
How cool is that! So what do YOU have to do to win? Simple, go to nopetstorepuppies.com and take the pledge, then come back here and comment on why you want to put an end to puppy mills in the US. The winner will be chosen at random from all comments received by midnight Central Time on Sunday, December 9th, 2012. Sorry gang, but this giveaway is open to US residents only.
So? What are you waiting for? Get to commenting!