Celebrating our first Iams Home 4 the Holidays Adoption!
Helen Woodward Animal Center staff members are so excited because it’s (cue drumroll!) Iams Home 4 the Holidays Season! We are entering our 14th year of championing the cause of finding more orphaned pets forever families during the holiday season.
And we’re excited to share our first 2012 Iams Home 4 the Holidays adoption! Say congratulations to little Nathan, a two-and-a-half-month-old, Chihuahua blend puppy, who went home with spring in step and a waggle in his little tail! Nathan, his mother and siblings, were rescued from a very dangerous situation. They were found nailed shut in a crate, with no water, during a heat wave. Luckily, someone found the crate and pried the top open to rescue the dying family. Nathan and his family were then transported to the Center where they received medical care and foster care until everyone was strong enough and old enough to find forever families.
It’s adoption stories like this that inspire the media to share about the hard work that pet rescues and pet facilities do every day! If you work or volunteer for a pet adoption facility or rescue, check to see if your organization is an Iams Home 4 the Holidays partner. We want to share your stories, too! All Iams Home 4 the Holiday partners can enter in the “Most Heartwarming Story” Contest to win $500 for their organization.
To get more families excited about their new forever friend, Helen Woodward Animal Center has an interactive Home 4 the Holidays Adoption Wall. Every year, we have a new way that allows families to share their pet adoption with others. This year our staff has been especially excited to share their Wall idea. Let’s take a tour through our Adoption Village, shall we?
Not only is it great for adopting families, it was fun for our staff! From Shannon, one of our front desk superheroes in our Adoptions Department:
“This weekend the entire Adoptions Department combined their artistic and creative talents to construct what is said to be the best ever Iams Home for the Holidays interactive wall. Everyone got a chance to get their hands dirty with paint and glue and had a great time.
Christina showed her exceptional art skills with her picturesque winter mountains and a charming lake where dogs can ice skate as the seasons increase. The customer service staff and the animal care technicians helped by painting enchanting green pastures for the cows, a horse corral, and even an enclosed dog park! LaBeth helped paint horses and also has a house on the cul-de-sac with an owl on the roof.
We had a great time painting and creating together, sharing ideas, and taking a break from the usual pace of things. Today our first adopting client got to place their new pet on the wall! All in all, we got a chance to be imaginative and inventive while working together, we had a great time.”