Disclosure: I was contacted by ASPCA to help promote the launch of their new site geared towards Parents, I along with one of my readers (selected during the giveaway) will receive a gift bag as part of this promotion. All opinions expressed are my own.
We’ve all seen the commercials and cried, don’t try to deny it, even my 15 year old son admits to shedding a tear now and then when the helpless faces flash across the screen and that perfectly selected song starts up! But the ASPCA is about more than tugging on your heartstrings or sharing the abuse some animals suffer. Their goal is to fight that abuse before it happens. According to founder Henry Bergh the mission of the organization is, “…to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States.” They do this by rescuing abused animals, working towards the passage of humane laws, and sharing their resources with shelters nationwide.
Most of us know the best way to fight anything is to go on the offense and work preventatively which is why the ASPCA has recently launched a new website for parents, and their children. The ASPCA Parents site features:
- Activities for parents and kids that promote positive relationships with pets.
- Resources that help parents teach their children about animal welfare.
- Exciting news and information about products from their Corporate Partners.
- Guest blog posts from parents with firsthand experience caring for kids and pets.
I particularly love the “Things to Do” section of the site. My kids are involved in scouting and a local homeschooling co-op so we’re always looking for fun things to do that support our community and get everyone excited. As any parent can attest, Kids+Animals=Excitement! The site offers a number of great project ideas to both help local shelters as well as ways the group can work to build awareness.
The site is also full of stories from other families, pet tips, coloring pages, celebrity interviews, contests, and easy ways you can help out the ASPCA such as joining Virtual Piggy! Virtual Piggy is an online site designed to protect you and your children while online shopping. From now and until the end of the year they will donate $1 for every free Virtual Piggy account that’s set up via the ASPCA. Follow this link to start your account today and help out the ASPCA www.virtualpiggy.com/ASPCA.
As a special bonus to bring you and your little animal lovers on board the ASPCA will be giving one lucky reader an ASPCA Gift Pack which includes:
Sign up below using Rafflecopter. The winner will be chosen at midnight EST the following Sunday and announced on this post. I will contact the winner who will have 24 hours to get back in touch with me before an alternate is chosen. The gift bag will be sent directly from the ASPCA. Good Luck and be sure to visit the new ASPCA Parents website with your kids!