Guess what? More than 490,000 orphan pets woke up in their new homes on Thanksgiving after being adopted during the first eight weeks of the Iams Home 4 the Holidays (IH4TH) pet adoption drive. Now that is something to be thankful for!!
To the 3,864 participating animal shelters and pet rescue organizations in 22 countries around the world, we want to celebrate your accomplishment during this holiday season. We know you work hard and it is paying off… one life at a time.
Helen Woodward Animal Center and IH4TH San Diego spokesman John Van Zante says, “While we’ve completed more than 5.1-million adoptions since the drive began in 1999, we continue to focus on one adoption at a time. Our goal is to match the needs of each pet with the desires of its new family.”
Van Zante adds, “The 25 participating groups in San Diego County are leading more than 3,800 others worldwide. This year we’re joined by animal shelters and pet rescue groups in India, Columbia, Lebanon, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and Qatar.”
“Iams Home 4 the Holidays saves lives. Many of these pets would be euthanized if they’re not adopted. It also takes business away from puppy mills during their most profitable time of year. We’re all in favor of that!”
And the other cool news? Iams Home 4 the Holidays representatives will ring the closing bell on the New York Stock Exchange on December 23.
The final closing bell before Christmas will feature orphan pets needing Homes 4 the Holidays. We’re ringing the bell for all orphaned animals around the world…