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HOW TO DO SOMETHING SPECIAL FOR YOUR DOG AND CREATE AWARENESS FOR ADOPTION THIS NATIONAL MAKE A DOG’S DAY

Pet Advocate on Bringing Awareness to the Last-to-Adopt Shelter Dogs

Dan Schachner, Pet Advocate and Puppy Bowl ‘Ruff’-eree

BACKGROUND:

National Make A Dog's Day is celebrated on October 22nd and is a nationwide effort established by Subaru to help the last-to-adopt shelter dogs find loving homes. On this day, pet owners are encouraged to do something special for their pups and share their happy dog in social posts using #MakeADogsDay. How will you celebrate with your dog?

 

DAN’S TIPS FOR RECOGNIZING ‘MAKE A DOG’S DAY’ INCLUDE:

·        CHAMPION SPECIAL NEEDS DOGS:  Recognize special needs dogs, specifically senior dogs, amputees, visually and hearing-impaired dogs, and dogs with physical challenges, by adopting or fostering one of these special pets!

·        VOLUNTEER LOCALLY: Spend the day donating your time at a local shelter and spreading the word about the joy of adopting a dog.

·        SUPPORT AN ADOPTION-FRIENDLY RETAILER: Subaru and its participating retailers will hold socially distanced in-person and/or virtual adoption events, and donate $100 dollars for every pet adopted this month to 543 local partner shelters across the country.

·        HAVE FUN WITH YOUR DOG:  Don’t forget to spoil your pup by taking them to their favorite park, indulging them with a special treat or a puppy spa day!

 

For more information, please visit: www.subaru.com/pets

 

MORE ABOUT DAN SCHACHNER:

Dan Schachner has been the Puppybowl Referee and spokesperson for the past 10 years. Yes, the Ref has been pooped-on, jumped-on, and peed-on while on the job. While pups may not fully respect his authority on the field humans respect his authority as master of dog trivia. Dan’s appeared on the Today Show to quiz Hoda on her canine knowledge, and every week he produces and hosts “PUP QUIZ," a trivia + dog celebration event (in partnership NYC’s dog-friendly cafe “Boris and Horton”) with all proceeds going to animal rescue. A long-time advocate for dog rescue and fostering, Dan continues to provide a stop for pups who are crowded out of the shelters and in need of a forever home. Dan was named an ambassador for The Sato Project, which rescues abandoned dogs in Puerto Rico, and works with countless other rescue groups around the country and continues to raise money for their benefit. In 2018 Dan was awarded the prestigious “Animal Welfare Hero” award from the Baltimore Humane Society. An expert in pet safety, Dan has partnered in the past with numerous companies to promote pet adoption and safe pet travel.

Talkin' Pets News

October 17, 2020

Host - Jon Patch

Co-Host - Jasmine the Dog Trainer - Tampa Bay, FL

Producer - Devin Leech

Network Producer - Darian Sims

Social Media - Bob Page

Special Guests - Jocelyn Kessler of Being-Animal will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 10/17/20 at 5pm ET to discuss her mission and challenge to redefine the relationship between animals and humans

Dan Schachner - Pet Advocate and Puppy Bowl 'Ruff"-eree to discuss creating awareness for Adoption this National Make A Dog's Day presented by Subaru

 

As part of 8th annual Subaru Share the Love Event, the ASPCA and Subaru 
provide grant funding for nationwide animal transports, adoption events

NEW YORK—The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today announced the launch of the third year of the ASPCA & Subaru Share the Love Event “Rescue Ride” grant program.The grant program helps transport thousands of homeless dogs from overcrowded shelters to shelters in areas where they have a better chance of being adopted. Thanks to funding from the annual Share the Love Event, the program will grant a total of $189,000 in funding to 49 organizations to cover transportation costs.  

This is the eighth consecutive year that the ASPCA will be a beneficiary of the Subaru Share the Love Event. In addition to the “Rescue Ride” program, this year, the ASPCA has used these donations to distribute over $150,000 in grants to 45 local animal welfare organizations to host pet adoption-related events at local Subaru retailers to save lives and raise awareness for animals in need.

“With Subaru’s support, we are helping relocate thousands of animals to improve their chances of finding safe and loving homes, and supporting many others through dedicated events and programs,” said ASPCA President & CEO Matthew Bershadker. “This partnership makes a huge difference in the lives of vulnerable animals -- but also for individuals, families, and communities across America who benefit from the love and companionship pets so eagerly provide.”

As part of the Share the Love event – which ran from November 19, 2015 through January 2, 2016 – Subaru donates $250 for every new Subaru vehicle purchased or leased to the customer’s choice of participating charities, including the ASPCA. Subaru will give up to $15,000,000 in total, with a minimum donation of $250,000 to each of the four national charities.

ASPCA & Subaru Share the Love Event “Rescue Ride” Grant Recipients are:

Aiding Shelter Animals Project (McComb, Miss.)
Alamo Rescue Friends (San Antonio, Texas)
All Satos Rescue (San Juan, Puerto Rico)
Animal Allies Humane Society (Duluth, Minn.)
Animal Relief and Rescue Fellowship (Leland, Miss.)
Animal Welfare Association Incorporated (Voorhees, N.J.)
Berkshire Humane Society Inc. (Pittsfield, Mass.)
Blackwell Animal Rescue Center (BARC) (Southaven, Miss.)
Camden County Animal Shelter  (Blackwood, N.J.)
Capital Area Humane Society (Hilliard, Ohio)
City of Corpus Christi Animal Care Services (Corpus Christi, Texas)
Colorado Animal Rescue Inc. (Glenwood Springs, Colo.)
Connecticut Humane Society (Newington, Conn.)
Darlington County Humane Society, Inc. (Darlington, S.C.)
Fort Collins Cat Rescue & Spay/Neuter Clinic (Fort Collins, Colo.)
Friends 4 Pound Paws (Gouverneur, N.Y.)
Friends of Homeless Animals, Inc. (North Kingstown, R.I.)
Greenhill Humane Society (Eugene, Ore.)
Homeward Bound Waggin, Inc.  (Quincy, Ill.)
Humane Society of Cherokee County (Tahlequah, Okla.)
Humane Society of Dover Stewart County Incorporated (Indian Mound, Tenn.)
Humane Society of Jefferson County (Jefferson City, Tenn.)
Humane Society of Lincoln County (Fayetteville, Tenn.)
Husky House, Inc. (Matawan, N.J.)
Idaho Humane Society, Inc. (Boise, Idaho)
Johnson County Animal Control (Franklin, Ind.)
Kauai Humane Society (Lihue, Hawaii)
Kentucky Humane Society (Louisville, Ky.)
Laguna Madre Humane Society  (Port Isabel, Texas)
Little Guild of Saint Francis (West Cornwall, Conn.)
Lucky Dog Animal Rescue (Arlington, Va.)
Nate's Honor Animal Rescue (Bradenton, Fla.)
National Great Pyrenees Rescue (Maplecrest, N.Y.)
Nevada Humane Society, Inc. (Reno, Nev.)
No Paws Left Behind (Bakersfield, Calif.)
Peaceful Animal Adoption Shelter, Inc. (Vinita, Okla.)
Prairie Paws Animal Shelter, Inc. (Ottawa, Kan.)
Rock County Humane Society (Janesville, Wis.)
Santa Fe Animal Shelter, Inc. (Santa Fe, N.M.)
Shenandoah Valley Animal Services Center (Lyndhurst, Va.)
South Ogden Animal Services (South Ogden, Utah)
SPCA of Texas (Dallas, Texas)
Stafford Animal Shelter (Livingston, Mont.)
TAILS Humane Society  (DeKalb, Ill.)
The Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland (Westbrook, Maine)
The Delta Humane Society of Louisiana  (Rayville, La.)
The Humane Society of Jackson County, Inc. (Sylva, N.C.)
Vanderburgh Humane Society, Inc. (Evansville, Ind.)
Wharton County Stray Pet Outreach Team (Wharton, Texas)

About the ASPCA®

Founded in 1866, the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) is the first animal welfare organization in North America and serves as the nation’s leading voice for animals. More than two million supporters strong, the ASPCA’s mission is to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States. As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, the ASPCA is a national leader in the areas of anti-cruelty, community outreach and animal health services. For more information, please visit www.ASPCA.org, and be sure to follow the ASPCA on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

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"Best in Shelter with Jill Rappaport" Will Celebrate Shelter Underdogs and Animal Adoption

NEW YORK, NY—The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) is one of three animal welfare organizations nationwide to be featured in this weekend’s primetime television special “Best in Shelter with Jill Rappaport,” which will showcase the special appeal of shelter pets. The program will air locally on NBC® 4 New York on Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 7 p.m. ET and on NBC Owned Television Stations and NECN.  Viewers in other markets should check their local listings for airtimes. 
With the help of beloved actress and comedian Betty White, Olympic superstar skier Lindsey Vonn, singer Emmylou Harris and other celebrities, the half-hour special will highlight adoption centers from around the country on a search for the country’s most loveable rescue dogs. NBC correspondent, award-winning animal advocate and author Jill Rappaport is the creator, executive producer and host. 
“Best in Shelter with Jill Rappaport” features categories of dogs often overlooked for adoption such as seniors, pit bulls, mutts and three-legged dogs. At each shelter, these canines will be judged by celebrity animal advocates including: journalist and host of HBO’s® Real Sports Bryant Gumbel and wife and author Hilary Gumbel at Main Line Animal Rescue® in Pennsylvania; teen actor Lou Wegner at the Helen Woodward Animal Center in California; and singer/actress Bernadette Peters at the ASPCA Adoption Center in New York City. One dog from each shelter will be named “Best in Shelter” and rewarded with a year’s supply of a food-filled care package from show sponsor Blue Buffalo.
“Shelter pets should be celebrated and protected, regardless of the circumstances that put them in peril,” said ASPCA President & CEO Matthew Bershadker. "The ASPCA segment features three pit bull-type dogs who were brought to the ASPCA by the NYPD and were rehabilitated and cared for by our staff so that they could be adopted into loving homes.”
Bershadker added: "Jill shares our passion for helping animal victims of cruelty and homelessness find homes, and I have no doubt this program will help save the lives of the many loving and loyal dogs--just like the ones featured--at nearby shelters."
“This show is about saving lives and finding them ALL forever loving homes,” said Jill Rappaport. “It has been my dream for years to do a show that shines a light on the plight of shelter animals, and the wonderful heart and souls they possess!”
Subaru of America, Inc., show sponsor and ASPCA Corporate Partner, has also been a long-standing supporter of animal causes. 
"Since 2007, Subaru has donated $12 million to the ASPCA and organized over 1,200 adoption events at animal shelters and at Subaru retailers nationwide,” said Alan Bethke, vice president of marketing, Subaru of America, Inc. “Animal welfare is an important part of the Subaru brand and we are very proud to support Jill's mission to raise awareness for rescue dogs, especially those under-rescued animals featured in Best In Shelter."
The ASPCA estimates that of the approximately 7.6 million pets who enter animal shelters each year, approximately 2.7 million are euthanized.
About the ASPCA® Founded in 1866, the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) is the first animal welfare organization in North America and serves as the nation’s leading voice for animals. More than two million supporters strong, the ASPCA’s mission is to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States. As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, the ASPCA is a national leader in the areas of anti-cruelty, community outreach and animal health services. For more information, please visit www.ASPCA.org, and be sure to follow the ASPCA on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

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