We know a little bit about getting our paws dirty and now we are asking you to do the same. Although you don’t really have to get dirty…you just have to pledge to help out at a local animal shelter or help create awareness of shelter pets. When you do, Purina ONE will make a donation of $5 up to $500,000 towards pets in need. As part of OUR pledge to help, we want to use our star power to bring attention to the fact that many employees of Martha's company have helped out our kind (and even cats) by taking in animals in need. We thought it would be great to tell you some of their stories!
This nice story comes from Amy Faltin, Advertising Assistant at Body+Soul Magazine. She saved our friend Luna in April of 2005.
"Four years ago, a coworker of mine at the time had a roommate that worked for the SPCA in NH. She had heard about a litter of 8 puppies in Georgia that were found abandoned in the streets, in need of shelter and all suffering from bad cases of worms (among other ailments). The shelter they were brought to was overwrought with animals and the puppies were in danger of being put down, so the two girls drove down in their pick-up truck and rescued all 8. When they weren't snuggling in the bathtub, the pups were corralled in their kitchen, waiting for adoption and getting nursed back to good health. I stopped by one night after work and met the love of my life, the runt of the litter--a tiny, floppy eared, black and white spotted pup with one bright, blue eye. Once I picked her up, and she wrapped her little paws around my neck, I couldn't let her go. I adopted her the next morning, and she's been my best friend ever since!"
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