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Abby and Duncan’s Most Heartwarming Story

Most Heartwarming Story Contest

Thank you to Helen Woodward Animal Center for sharing this wonderful story of pet adoption from their Most Heartwarming Story Contest . Abby and Duncan’ story was submitted by The Animal Rescue League of Elk Grove, an Iams Home 4 the Holidays participating organization, in 2007.

Abby and Duncan's Story

Abby and Duncan

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Happiness for a Blind Kitten Boots Adoption Story

Boots Adoption Story

Thank you to Helen Woodward Animal Center for sharing this wonderful story of pet adoption from their Most Heartwarming Story Contest . Boot’s story was submitted by The Society to Protect Animals, an Iams Home 4 the Holidays participating organization, in 2007.

Happiness for a Blind Kitten

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Mercy the Cat’s Heartwarming Adoption Story!

Mercy the cat’s heartwarming adoption story.

Thank you to Helen Woodward Animal Center for sharing this wonderful story of pet adoption from their Most Heartwarming Story Contest . It was submitted by Greenbrier Humane Society, an Iams Home 4 the Holidays participating organization, in 2008.

HWAC Mercy's Story

Mercy and her kittens

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Iams Home 4 the Holidays Finds Homes for 1.2 Million Pets

The results are in for the Iams Home 4 the Holidays Campaign and over 1.2 million animals were adopted during the 2011 campaign.  That is an average of 9 adoptions per minute! The Iams Home 4 the Holidays is one of theIams Home 4 the Holidays Pets Adopted 2011world’s largest adoption programs and this year when the results were tallied there were 1,267,541 animals adopted in 95 days. The campaign began 13 years ago, and in that time , founding partner Helen Woodward Animal Center, along with more than 4,000 animal organizations from around the world have helped a total of 7,034,989 pets find their forever homes.

“In just three months, we’ve saved the lives of more than 1.2 million animals and have given them a second chance at life and love,” said Mike Arms, founder of the adoption drive and president of Helen Woodward Animal Center. “Not only is this a huge victory for these pets, but for the thousands of people working in animal organizations around the world who have dedicated their lives to helping end pet homelessness.”

The Bags 4 Bowls program also met its goal to donate 5 million meals to pets in need!

The Tiniest Tiger Community rallied to help “paw it forward” by participating in the Bags 4 Bowls program by uploading photos of pets and leaving comments that totaled up to providing 47,024 Meals to feed our cousins in need.  I am  super proud that our community rallied together to increase our Meals by 32% over the 2010 campaign when we generated 32,375!

I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart that you took the time to comment and upload photos to help feed our cousins in need.  We have the best caring cat community in the world.

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Help The Tiniest Tiger Feed Our Cousins in Need! Each Comment = 50 Meals!

Super Hurrah! Our 2011 total is:

47,025 Meals to Feed our Cousins in Need!

Thank you for uniting our small paws to make a big difference!

Iams Home 4 the Holidays 2011 is Underway!

It’s One of  The Most Wonderful Times of The Year here at our The Tiniest Tiger’s Conservation Cub Club, because we are able to help feed our cousins in need!!

Iams Home 4 the Holidays banner

Helen Woodward has partnered with Iams to make Home 4 the Holidays a worldwide movement. This year’s goal is to adopt 1.5 million animals and donate 5 million bowls of food to shelters in need and we  can be a part of this movement again this year!

Last year we did a super terrific job by providing 32,375 Meals for our Cousins in Need! Everyone pitched in andIams Home 4 the Holidays Donor Alumni Badge helped by leaving a comment and uploading cute photos of your furry loved ones on The Tiniest Tiger’s facebook page.

In fact, we did such a great job last  year, our Friends at Iams are doubling the donation from 25 Meals to 50 Meals donated when you post a comment here on our Conservation Cub Club below  this post.  That’s all you have to do honest!

Here are the ways you can help feed our cousins in need.

Each comment is worth 50 Meals:

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Mike Arms Iams Hero Award Given to Austin Humane Society

Mike Arms is one of my heroes. He is a super smart big hearted animal lover that has led the way by setting the bar for the highest of standards for animal centers. As president of the Helen Woodward Animal Center in San Diego, Mike has been at the forefront of changing the lives of animals for the better through his tireless efforts and passion.

For the past 12 years Iams has joined forces with Mike Arms and the Helen Woodward Animal Center for the annual adoption campaign to help raise awareness of orphaned animals in need of forever homes around the world.  The program has created  increased public awareness about orphaned animals, increased the number of pet adoptions, lowered euthanasia rates and  is educating record numbers of people in the humane treatment of animals. He is the founder of the Iams Home 4 the Holidays pet adoption program that our The Tiniest Tiger community supports with our own annual Iams Home 4 the Holidays  comment-athon.

So it is fitting that on Monday, October 10, The Iams Company and Mike Arms, presented the first annual Hero Award in recognition of Austin Humane Society’s extraordinary relief efforts in the Austin/Bastrop wildfiress in September of this year.

Mike Arms-Iams  Hero Award to Austin Humane Society

Mike Arms. President, Helen Woodward Animal Center, Frences Jonon, Executive Director, Austin Humane Society, Michel Brousset, Marketing Director, Iams North America

Austin Humane Society led the way  in coordinating the disaster relief efforts for the animals displaced in the Austin/Bastrop counties as a result of the recent Texas wildfires. This widespread disaster destroyed over 1,400 homes in the Central Texas area.  The Austin Humane Society helped create a temporary triage unit in the Austin and Bastrop areas providing food, refuge, and medical care for the displaced animals.

Thank you  to Austin Humane Society for their dedicated service to enhancing the quality of life for animals and their families.  Truly our heroes and deserving of the first ever Mike Arms-Iams Hero Award.  Super Hurrah!

Iams Home 4 the Holidays Blogging 4 Bowls Kickoff Blog Hop

Attention Bloggers!

Super Hurrah!

We generated 10,200 Meals for our cousins in need!

When You  Show Your Support by Joining  the  Iams Blogging 4 Bowls Blog Hop

Iams will Donate 100 Meals!

Iams Home 4 the Holidays Blogging 4 Bowls

Iams Home 4 The Holidays Kicks Off Its’ 13th Annual Pet Adoption And Bags 4 Bowls Program

Iams Home 4 the Holidays, one of the world’s largest pet adoption programs, kicks off its annual adoption drive today in partnership with Helen Woodward Animal Center, with the goal of finding homes for 1.5 million orphaned pets.  Now in its 13th year, the program, which runs from October 1, 2011 through January 3, 2012, has helped 5.8 million pets find loving homes all around the world.

Iams and Helen Woodward Animal Center are teaming up again this year with more than 3,500 animal organizations worldwide to encourage pet adoption.  In addition, Iams will also donate 5 million meals to animals in need at adoption and rescue centers through its Bags 4 Bowls program.

While finding loving homes for orphaned pets is critical and the core of the program, the campaign is also designed to provide shelters and rescue centers with much needed food donations. With the help of consumers, the Iams Bags 4 Bowls program aims to donate 5 million meals to animals housed in participating organizations.

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Feline Adoption Tips from Mike Arms

A few weeks ago, my mom and Flat Gracey, my stunt double, had the privilege of  meeting Mike Arms, president of

Helen Woodward Animal Center

Helen Woodward Animal Center

the Helen Woodward Animal Center in San Diego. The Helen Woodward Animal Center is an amazing, private, non-profit organization dedicated to saving the lives of animals.

You might recognize the name from our participation in the Iams Home 4 the Holidays! Last year our small paws united to provide 32,375 meals for our cousins in need! The Helen Woodward Animal Center has partnered with Iams to make the Home 4 the Holidays a worldwide movement!  Get ready to pounce again this year

Mike Arms is a super smart big hearted animal lover and  is leading the way by setting the bar for animal centers. Notice that he does not use the word animal shelter, he uses the word  animal center.  The Helen Woodward Animal Center is an all-inclusive “center” that provides for the community’s animals, people and education of children.

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The Tiniest Tiger’s Gotta-Read 7 Blog Links:Paying it Forward: Tripbase Blog Post Project

I was tagged by our friend Carol Bryant of Fido Friendly to be a part of The 7 Links, Tripbase Blog Post Project. I was honored to be tagged by Carol to share 7 links from our Conservation Cub Club blog.  This took me some time to decide which posts to choose for each of the categories.  I hope you like the posts I have chosen.

At the bottom are 5 blogs I have tagged to take the torch and run with their 7 best links.  Thank you for reading The Tiniest Tiger’s Conservation Cub Club.

MOST BEAUTIFUL POST:

Lion Guardians Give Each Lion a Maasai Name

Lions from the Lion Guardians ProjectIt was super tough for me to choose, but I chose this post with all the African Male Lions as the Most Beautiful. Our  wild lions are in trouble and the Lion Guardian Project is showing great promise for the conservation of the big cat. One of my favorite things about the project is the naming of each lion. The naming and telling of stories about each lion emphasizes the individuality of each cat. It is also much easier to forgive the lion for preying on livestock when you know the name and unique traits. I asked  the readers to tell me which lion caught their eye and why. They are all handsome, don’t you agree?

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Iams Home 4 the Holidays! Help The Tiniest Tiger Feed Shelter Cats and Dogs by just leaving a Comment!

Thank you to everyone that participated in our Iams Home 4 the Holidays! Your comments and photos uploaded on our The Tiniest Tiger Facebook page generated a total of:

32,375 MEALS for our Cousins in Need!

Thank you Iams and Thank you Friends!  Super Hurrah!!

Helen Woodward has partnered with Iams to make Home 4 the Holdiays a worldwide movement. This year’s goal is to adopt 1.5 million animals and donate 5 million bowls of food to shelters in need and we can be a part of this movement and it is super easy for us!

Friends, we are now entering into the Holiday Season, and this time of year is extra special for me, Gracey, The Tiniest Tiger because it was on Christmas Eve that my parents found me on the cold wet cement floor of the local dog pound.  Some mean person tossed me out and I was not even weaned. I was shivering and sad when my mom scooped me up and tucked me under her coat.  Her warm sweater made me purr and I snuggled against her while they drove me to my new habitat.  I was super lucky and I never forget how fortunate I am to have a loving home and that is why I want to tell you about our Friends at Iams Bags 4 Bowls program.

Images by Miss Mindy

Please tell us your pet adoption story in the comments section under this post now through November  12 and Iams will donate 25 bowls of food for each post!

Our Friend Michele at Pet News and Views did a fantastic job providing meals for cats and dogs and now it is our turn to follow in her paw prints and try to help our cousins in need.

Here is how it works:

Post a comment here.

That’s all you have to do, honest! Comment on this post and Iams will donate 25 meals to a shelter in need. Any comment counts. (Only one per Friend!)

Please pounce on all of  your Facebook Friends because we  have ONE WEEK to gather comments. My goal between now and November 12th is 100 comments. Our new goal is 200! We did it! Our new goal is 300! Hurrah! Our new goal is 400! We did it! Super Hurrah! Our new goal is 500! WE DID IT!!! Super Duper Hurrah! Can we make this happen for our cousins in need?  We can do it!!!

Dr. V from Pawcurious is doing a super job and I thought we could try to feed more animals too.  So because you know I like to play games with you, here is another way that you can feed shelter cats and dogs. Each @Iams tagged photo will generate 50 meals for our cousins in need!!!!

  • “Like” Iams on Facebook.
  • Go to The Tiniest Tiger Facebook Page
  • Upload a photo of your pet with a caption that says Dear @Iams, I am lucky indeed, and want to help feed my cousins in need!
  • Make sure the photo is tagged with @Iams to select their page. That tag is what will generate the 50 meal donation.
  • To get you even more excited, one lucky photo participant will be chosen to receive a Bissell Corded Pet Hair Eraser with my photo on the box!!!


Super Easy and Fun too!  Will you help me help our cousins in need?

Ready?  POUNCE!