Why the Super Bowl is a Win for Animals! (From Janet)
Last February, 114.4 million people in the United States watched the Super Bowl, making it, as usual, the top-rated television broadcast of the year.
Animal Advocates agree that with the addition of the Kitten Bowl and Puppy Bowl, the Super Bowl is making things a little more SUPER for animals in need because ALL of these animals are shelter animals.
Last year, more than 100 kittens from California shelters took part in the Kitten Bowl, and EVERY kitten was adopted.
In addition, 35 shelters across the COUNTRY threw Kitten Bowl adoption parties Saturday and Sunday. In the last two years, the parties led to 1,000 dogs and cats finding homes. Hallmark’s Pet Project is an ongoing pet adoption initiative.
This year, there are 44 animal shelters and rescue organizations from across the country participating! The network also partnered with the Pro Football Hall of Fame to honor legendary puppy players and bolster interest in adoption of older animals.
Rescue groups for this year’s participants span 25 states, including, Nevada, Arizona, New York, Virginia, Florida, Illinois, Texas, Tennessee and others – THANK YOU! Animal Planet’s year-wide effort to promote pet adoption has led to more than 3,000 animals finding new homes. Yeah!
Many of those infamous and cute Super Bowl Commercials involving animals also help to spread and heighten Animal Awareness. And, many of the proceeds from them goes directly back into participating local animal organizations.
Win, and win.
So, whether you’re a fan of Super Bowl or not, EVERYONE can appreciate the good it’s doing to promote adoption and awareness for animals in need.
Okay, time to get ready for our Super Bowl party! If YOU are hosting a party tonight, don’t forget to pay attention to YOUR four-legged family members. Keep them safe, de-stressed and make sure their needs are met no matter where YOU are in the game.