When Francesca and I pledged earlier this month to do everything possible to raise awareness about animal adoption through shelters, we weren't just talking! Last week, we at MSLO launched our Pet Adoption Center, where you can actually find a shelter pet in your area, available for adoption. And starting on Monday, our new friend Dr. Pia Salk will be joining us on The Daily Wag each week to explain more about all the great benefits of adopting a shelter pet.
We're told that Dr. Pia is a psychologist who specializes in the human-animal bond. That's the kind of bond that Franny and I have with Martha and just what our shelter friends are hoping for! She's also the spokesperson for our partner, AdoptAPet.com, who helps us bring you all those lovable pets. As a volunteer following Hurricane Katrina, Dr. Pia helped rescue lots of animals, who were separated from their families, and she even uses her own rescued animals - who she calls 'the real therapists' - in her therapy work. We hope you enjoy reading her posts!
And remember that you can help, too! Just pledge to help out at a local animal shelter or help create awareness of shelter pets at www.bemyhero.com. When you do, Purina ONE will make a donation of $5 up to $500,000 towards pets in need. Martha, Francesca and I have already pledged!