Animals are amazing, and most IML'ers think so too! That's why there's a whole section of our Web site devoted to Pets. Pets teach us how to care for others and be responsible; give us unconditional love (and stress relief) when we need it; and sometimes, help bring our families closer together. You can probably tell from our Pets section that we feel passionately about the importance of spaying and neutering your pet, and adopting pets from shelters or rescue groups. That's because pet overpopulation causes tens of thousands of adoptable pets in the U.S. to be destroyed EVERY SINGLE DAY.
Fortunately, lots of small organizations are working to change that, one animal at a time. We heard about a cool contest you can participate in, from Purina Pro Plan's Rally To Rescue campaign. Their "Doing More For Pets" Rescue Stories Contest has chosen 10 incredible stories of animal rescue submitted by small rescue groups across the United States. From now until October 30, 2009 you can read and watch these stories at www.rallytorescue.org and vote for your favorite to win $5,000 worth of pet food. The contest aims to raise awareness and support for smaller rescue groups that are working on the frontlines to save animals from abuse, neglect, and homelessness.
If these stories inspire you to do more for animals in your community, there are many ways you can get involved. Even just educating yourself and those around you can make a big difference!