August, 2012 UPDATE: CONGRATS to Stray Cat Alliance for meeting their postcard goal. You guys rock! Thank you to Halo, Freekibble.com, and Jackson Galaxy for helping to feed these needy cats.
The May/June Campaign on The Pet Postcard Project is the most exciting one yet! Freekibble.com (Freekibblekat.com) and Halo Purely for Pets are donating 10,000 meals of Halo Spot's Stew for Cats to The Stray Cat Alliance in Los Angeles, CA! All you have to do is send in your handmade, homemade postcards of your own pets -- just 2500 postcards triggers the donation! Here's how to make the postcards!
But wait, there's more! The ever philanthropic Pet Armor, a generic version of Frontline Top Spot, is donating $1500 of their cat flea and tick prevention product to The Stray Cat Alliance when the 2500 card goal is reached as well! Check out their PetArmor Protection Promise page on Facebook where with one click you can trigger a donation to the ASPCA's Diaster Relief Efforts or the shelter of your choice.
And that's not all! Freekibble.com and Halo have also decided to donate an ADDITIONAL 1000 meals for every 1000 postcards that come in over the 2500 postcard goal (up to 15,000 meals). Wow! Postcards can be of ANY kind of pet.
But you want to know the coolest thing? Jackson Galaxy, star of Animal Planet's show, My Cat From Hell, is spearheading this campaign to raise the food and flea/tick protection for Stray Cat Alliance, his favorite cat charity!
Could there be any more? Oh yes! On May 10th, Jackson's new book, Cat Daddy: What the World’s Most Incorrigible Cat Taught Me About Life, Love and Coming Clean, is coming out, and to celebrate the book launch and this campaign, he is giving away two signed copies of the book to two people who send in the most heartwarming handmade postcard of their own cat or dog during this campaign! And (drumroll please), the person who sends in the best homemade postcard of a cat during this campaign will win A PHONE CALL with Jackson Galaxy! Talk to the Cat Daddy himself!
“Galaxy’s candor earns the reader’s trust…he seamlessly weaves his relationship with Benny into the larger story of his life and recovery, which will appeal to a readership beyond cat lovers.” -- Publisher's Weekly
Stray Cat Alliance Mission: Stray Cat Alliance educates and empowers the community to advocate for every cat’s right to be safe, healthy and valued. We are building a no kill nation, one stray at a time. Vision: Stray Cat Alliance envisions a time when all cats are cared for, all kittens and domesticated cats are in loving homes and there is a healthy, but declining sterilized feral cat population. The feral cat colonies that do remain are monitored, fed, and treated medically when needed by their caregivers. Find SCA on Facebook here.
PetArmor is a generic version of Frontline Top Spot with the same active ingredient—fipronil. The fipronil patent (U.S. Patent # 5,232,940) has expired, clearing the way for generic products to be available. We've made it up to 50% less expensive and available in stores where you shop, because we'd like to help more pets stay flea and tick free. Find PetArmor on Facebook here.
Freekibble.com was launched in 2008, as the vision of then 11 year-old, Mimi Ausland. Mimi wanted to feed the hungry dogs and cats at her local shelter. "There are 10's of thousands of dogs and cats in animal shelters across the country, all needing to be fed a good meal." With this goal in mind, Freekibble was created.Today, the Freekibble Network reaches over 500,000 passionate pet-lovers. This loyal community has helped us feed over 7 million meals to homeless dogs and cats in shelters, rescues and food-banks across the country (see map). Find Freekibble on Facebook here.
Halo's Mission: To provide people and their pets with honest information and wholesome products to better the lives of animals and the people who love them. Halo, Purely for Pets evolved from three guiding principles: balance, nature and love. We believe that when these are the basis of pet product development, optimum health, vitality and wellness follow. Our pet products yield amazing results. For the past two decades, we’ve seen the emergence of thousands of radiant, healthy pets whose owners have chosen Halo. Find Halo on Facebook here.
The Pet Postcard Project is a grassroots arts-and-crafts project aimed at raising food for shelter pets and awareness about the plight of homeless animals. "Pet Postcards" for this project are homemade and handmade postcards featuring your own pets that you make and then snail mail into The Pet Postcard Project. Each card you send earns food for shelter dogs and cats.
So far, this project has received many thousands of funny, weird, sad, cute, and profound cards, all filled with love for a beloved pet. Please include a PHOTO of the animal on each card, or else we won't know who's "talking!" The words are not just captions, they are creative confessions, wishes, advice, and "you know you love your dog/cat when" ideas.
ADDRESS TO SEND THE POSTCARDS:
The Pet Postcard Project
676A Ninth Ave., #321
New York, NY 10036
REMEMBER: Use your own pet in the cards (a friend or neighbor's pet is ok too). The words on the postcards are not just captions! They fall into 4 categories: CONFESSIONS, ADVICE, WISHES, and "YOU KNOW YOU LOVE YOUR DOG/CAT WHEN . . . " The words should be funny, heartwarming, instructive, or profound. RANDOM CAPTIONS ARE INELIGIBLE. Also, postcards must be unique -- do not send multiples of the same card or store bought cards. Find a Pet Postcard Project tutorial here. Postcards can be made by hand (craftsy) or on the computer. They are all snail mailed in.