50 Shades of SPAY

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#fiftyshadesofspay

How about this for a clever spay and neuter contest name?

Found Animals, an nonprofit organization dedicated at tackling the pet over population problems, has announced a spay and neuter contest on the hills of the steamy movie premier of Fifty Shades of Grey.  Found Animals is giving away $2,500 to five deserving organizations by the end of the month.  Using the hashtag of #FiftyShadesofSpay, Found Animals is hoping to draw awareness to the large number of animals that are euthanized each year in county animal shelters across the U.S. – that number is somewhere between 3 million to 4 million animals. One of the best ways to help prevent over pet population is have your pet spayed/neutered.

To be eligible, your organization must:

  • Perform at least 1,000 surgeries each year for publicly owned animals
  • Like Found Animals on Facebook
  • Post at least five (5) different photos on Facebook on at least five (5) days in February 2015 (starting January 27th) showing the awesome pets and people you serve
  • Tag Found Animals in each Facebook photo post and use the hashtag, #50ShadesofSpay
  • Tell them why your program deserves a $2,500 grant

Contest period ends February 28th. Winners announced March 9th.

Click Here to enter the contest.  For the contest terms and conditions click here.

Why Spaying Your Pet Is Important

Some of you might see neutering male pets and spaying female pets as forced sterilization. But the reality is much different for animals. Spaying/neutering your furry family members is important for your furry friend.  Spaying/neutering contributes to longevity and health significantly. Neutering and spaying saves animals’ lives by decreasing their chances of dying at the hands of painful illnesses. Not spaying/neutering increases your pet’s chances for several types of cancers.

Failing to neuter/spay your pet endangers their health and the safety of everyone else whom they come into contact with.  Did you know that over 70% of the dogs bites are from unneutered males?

 

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WagBrag’s co-founder, Russ Boles, has a deep history in animal rescue and welfare. For the past 12 years, Russ has served in various roles with Atlanta-based animal advocacy organizations focused on rescue, training and education. In addition, Russ led a local rescue volunteer team into New Orleans immediately after Hurricane Katrina, assisting in efforts to rescue and care for stranded animals. This experience changed his life, and animal rescue and advocacy will always be a part of everything he does.

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