It’s already been almost seven months since the BP oil spill and unfortunately, the crisis in the Gulf region is still very real. Families are struggling to make up for lost income and some have been forced to move away. As a result, a record number of pets are being surrendered to local shelters.
For these animals, the outlook is particularly grim. Over crowded kennel facilities are being forced to euthanize these pets — who are already enduring the trauma of losing their families.
Now for the good news: Pepsi is giving away over $1,000,000 this year to fund great causes through their Pepsi Refresh Project. DogTime.com, a dog blogging website, has entered a contest for the month of November to help support this cause. At the end of each month, the top 10 ideas in each category receive funding, and with your help, DogTime will have a great chance of getting there. You can read more about their cause here.
By voting for this cause, you can help 500 companion animals get a second chance at the life they deserve and help ease the burden for Gulf region shelters in need and you can help prevent needless euthanasia and further suffering.
To help support the DogTime project, vote here at http://www.refresheverything.com/saveoilspilldogscats. You can vote using Facebook Connect or by creating your own login.
The dogs and cats of the Gulf region are not to blame for the tough times brought on by the BP oil spill. They certainly don’t deserve to die.
Please vote every day during the month of November – and help spread the word. It’s free. It’s easy. It’s important.