Monday, November 23, 2009

Help Support This Year’s Home 4 The Holidays

Iams Home 4 The Holidays & Hilary Swank Aim To Place 1.5 Million Pets Into Homes This Holiday Season!

(IH4TH) needs your help to place 1.5 million pets into loving homes by January 4, 2010!

Last year, the program’s goal of helping 1 million pets get adopted within three months was outdone when 1,202,701 pets were placed in homes — including Rumi, adopted by two-time Academy Award® winner and 2009 IH4TH ambassador Hilary Swank.

With nearly 8 million homeless animals in the U.S. today, and almost half scheduled to be euthanized this year alone, our help is needed now more than ever. And who better to give these animals a voice than Hilary Swank?

In partnership with the Helen Woodward Animal Center, IH4TH is one of the most successful pet adoption programs in the world and brings together nearly 3,500 animal organizations worldwide. Since 1999, IH4TH has helped more than 3 million animals find homes and hopes to continue breaking the goals they set each year.

To learn more about how to make a difference in the life of a homeless pet — such as adopting, volunteering or donating — please visit IH4TH.COM and join us on Facebook and Twitter. Want to be involved even more? Join our blogging program

• As many as 8 million animals are homeless in the U.S.
• Nearly 4 million orphaned dogs and cats will be euthanized this year due to shelter over-crowding and lack of awareness about the importance of pet adoption.
• More than 25 percent of all dogs in shelters are purebreds.
• IH4TH helped 1,202,751 pets find homes last year alone.
• In Oct. 2008 Hilary Swank adopted Rumi through IH4TH at a Los Angeles shelter.
• Over the past decade more than 3 million pets –1,638,515 dogs, 1,505,690 cats and 134,062 “other” animals – have been adopted through IH4TH.

IH4TH.COM is a great resource for anyone who wants to get involved with helping homeless pets - offering tips about adoption, volunteering at a shelter and important information for new pet parents.

Every family that adopts a pet through IH4TH will receive an adoption kit and a DVD loaded with important information including: bringing a new pet into your family training tips, pet care, nutrition information and coupons.

With our “Feed Pets in Need” program, you can help bring much needed food to your favorite IH4TH shelter by simply casting a vote at IH4TH.COM. Each month, for the next 13 months, the shelter with the most votes gets a month’s supply of free food! But why stop there? Enter our Life's Better Sweepstakes too and enter to win a FREE YEAR of food!

Hilary Swank is “so proud to be working with Iams Home 4 the Holidays to help raise awareness about the importance of pet adoption," because it's a cause close to her heart. Swank has adopted many pets throughout her life, including her two dogs Karoo and Rumi. She rescued Karoo from the side of a road while filming in South Africa a few years ago and adopted Rumi last fall from a participating IH4TH shelter in Los Angeles.

Mike Arms, president of the Helen Woodward Animal Center, founded IH4TH with support by Iams in 1999 with just 14 participating animal shelters in San Diego County. Since then the program has grown worldwide helping over 3 million pets find homes within the past decade. The 2008 IH4TH ambassador was Felicity Huffman (Desperate Housewives).

You can help by adopting a pet this holiday season at and receive a complimentary adoption kit to help with your new family member.

Can’t adopt? Join our “Feed Pets in Need” program and help bring much needed food to your favorite IH4TH shelter by simply casting a vote at



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Mary Tallence said...

In a perfect world, we'd not have to worry about trying to find forever homes for these dogs. In an ideal world, people wouldn't breed dogs if they didn't know they had a home, they wouldn't get a dog if they couldn't keep it forever, and they wouldn't just give it up for convenience.

Good on these people for their hard work. The dogs are very fortunate to have you on their side.

Dogman2 said...

Update: As of 10/10 621,034 pets have
been adopted. Thanks to all that have helped the cause.