Friday, May 6, 2016
Thursday, May 5, 2016
iPet Companion to offer extra playtime for their rescued cats and for internet users
27 shelters partner with iPet Companion to offer extra playtime for their rescued cats and for internet users.
While this service isn’t new, it has grown from two shelters to 27 over the past five years. iPet Companion first tested its product at Idaho Humane Society in 2011, and expanded its reach across the United States. Only one shelter in Texas participates: you can play with the kittens at Central Texas SPCA in Leander, Texas.
Navigating the camera feels a little weird at first, but soon you’ll get the hang of it.
To check it out, click here.
Inaugural May 7 Best in Show Fest will celebrate five years of no-kill in Austin
As one of the largest animal lifesaving communities in the nation,
Austin animal welfare organizations have worked tirelessly to save
pets across the city. The Best in Show Fest will raise funds and
increase awareness for the local animal welfare community and
the services it provides. The Fest will benefit Emancipet,
Austin Humane Society, Austin Pets Alive!, and Friends of Austin
Animal Center. In addition, the Austin Community Foundation will
help further the mission of the participating animal welfare
organizations by matching a portion of the donations raised
during the April online fundraising competition.
“We’re always looking for creative ways to give back to the community and with this
being Austin’s fifth year as a No Kill city it was a no-brainer,” said Hayley Swindell,
Community Advocate at BuildASign.com. “Austin has always been a pet-friendly
city and we’re excited to support local animal welfare organizations and the
services they provide to the pets and pet parents across Austin.”
“Five years ago the City of Austin made a historic decision to stop ending the lives
of shelter pets for space and convenience and thanks to city leadership, community
animal welfare partners, compassionate volunteers, dedicated staff and the community
at large, we’ve been saving more than 90% ever since,” said Chief Animal
Services Officer, Tawny Hammond. “We are so excited to be throwing the doors
open on May 7 and celebrating this historic No Kill anniversary!”
On May 7th, Best in Show will host a celebratory festival at Austin Animal Center
that is free and open to the public. The family and pet-friendly festival will feature a
dog show competition where the top online fundraisers can further compete with
their dogs for titles like “Parent-Pup Look-A-Like” and “Best Trick”. In addition,
the festival will also include live entertainment, vendors, activity stations and
chances to get involved with animal welfare nonprofits from around the city.
For more information on Best in Show or to register to fundraise, visit
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