Adopt a Shelter Pet Day with 'Happy' the Cat & 'Happy' the Dog
The Hallmark Channel has been bringing animal issues to the forefront for a while, creating platforms like the viral "Kitten Bowl". However, they've got a lot of interesting things coming up! Like Hallmark Channel's first-ever 'PAW STAR GAME,' where the most adorable and adoptable kittens go up to bat in a new Hallmark Channel Original Special premiering Sunday, July 12 at 6pm ET/PT, 5C.
The Hallmark Channel's Pet Project is connecting thousands of shelter animals in need with loving homes, a cause close to the heart of Bill Abbott, President & CEO of Crown Media Networks.
To elevate Pet Project to the next level, Hallmark has adopted their own shelter ambassadors, "Happy" the Cat and "Happy" the Dog. These two star rescues (below) are the whiskers and tails behind the Hallmark Channel's adoption initiative, encouraging everyone to step up for furry friends in need of a family.
You can meet these two paw-sitively adorable ambassadors on their "Tip to Tail" press tour, as "Happy" the Cat and "Happy" the Dog celebrate National Shelter Pet Adoption Day on April 30th and Be Kind To Animals Week kicking off on May 7th.
For those who are considering adoption but have yet to take the leap, there's no better day than today to be a hero for a shelter animal. The ASPCA estimates approximately 7.6 million potential pets enter animal shelters nationwide every year, and only 2.7 million of those actually get adopted.
Need further convincing? These precious Instagram pets make a strong case in the name of adoption! We dare you not to sprint to your nearest shelter after scrolling through these adorable critters.
The best puppy dog eyes of all time? Undoubtedly. The Humane Society is currently taking care of this pooch, but we bet he'd love his own home.
Chia was able to get cleaned up after living on the streets thanks to the wonderful team at the ASPCA! Find your local ASPCA shelter here.
Chia came to us with hair so severely matted, we couldn't find her neck or ears. Our Animal Hospital has seen an increase in cases of pets with matted costs, which can result in serious medical procedures or even amputation. Visit aspca.org/blog to learn how to prevent matting - and find out what to do if your #cat or #dog gets one! #dogsofinstagram #petcare #petsafety
This is Simon, HONY's pooch. Simon has been helping his sister Susie out with her charity, Susie's Senior Dogs, to help senior dogs find homes!
There are millions of kittens out there like these little guys (really) who want nothing more than to join your family. Check out the Northshore Animal League America's tips here.
This pup has nothing but stray pride! Social tees performs much-needed rescue work in NYC. Check them out here.
COME MEET THIS GORGEOUS ADOPTABLE PUPPY TODAY!!!! It's the last day of the Best Friends Pet Super Adoption event! Come meet our adoptables!!!! 11am to 7pm at the Altman Building (135 W 18th St) #adoptme #adoptdontshop #blackdog #puppy #puppylove #rescuedog #animalrescue #cuteness #gooddog #socialtees #socialteesnyc #straypride
Pets with fur aren't really your thing? Well maybe this tortoise is more your speed.
Be on the lookout for these two buddies to be in a town near you. They're hitting the road to promote the cause for adoption on National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day and more animal-related holidays!
What are you waiting for? Get out there and spread the word to adopt, don't shop!
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